Is it just me that the thought of eight books coming out in six months is crazy? I mean even Nora Roberts said she can crank out an entire book in 45 days. So that's a total of eight books in a year, not six months.
Yet despite the numbers, there are a few authors that are churning out double that amount, how are they doing it? Co-authoring. That's right. Now there is a difference between co-authoring and ghostwriting but this one seems like it's skirting the line.
I'm not against a good paring of authors to pen a book but when you mix one best seller with a fairly new name and the style seems nowhere near the best seller's work, who's work is it really? Is this a good thing for the non-large author? Yes and no.
Yes, because this brings the author's level of exposure up and expands their reach. No, because if the big name's brand/style is what the readers are looking for they may never try their writing again. But the upside for the best selling author that they get money from all those books with their name on it. I'm not against the co-authoring approach but they only need to be conscious of the reader's reaction.
So if a few of my favorite authors happen to be interested, I'm available to collaborate.