I was checking Smashwords this morning and was staggered to see that the Estate of Barbara Cartland is offering several of her romances, all under 45,000 words, at $3.49 each. They were published by M-y Books and are included in a "Pink Collection".
Is this a good or a bad thing for struggling new authors? Will people attracted by Dame Barbara Cartland's name be more inclined to browse the rest of the e-books in Smashwords' Romance section? Or will they not even glance at the writings of we lesser, but living, mortals?
BTW - can't resist adding that it looks like you can be a ghost writer on either side of the grave.