Here’s something I didn’t know about publishing:
We’ve been reading a “personal-narrative” account of life in
[I] it's non-fiction, virtually any publisher will sign off on what's essentially vanity publication. The author guarantees the sale of a certain number of copies, or places a block order, and underwrites the ad campaign, etc. A lot of business exec biogs are published this way.
Ha, I never knew that. Business exec biogs: so that explains all the clutter.