Cabot Gone Corporate
Not too long ago the blogosphere was up in arms at the idea of product placement in teen lit. But since the books being mentioned (Cathy's Book, anyone?) weren't exactly written by anyone well-known, I ignored them for the most part. Now I've discovered that Meg Cabot has teamed up with Clinique, even going so far as to have a page of her own on Clinique.com. It's one thing for an unknown to go about hawking goods via literature. It's another entirely when a much beloved author sells her already well-paid soul for product placement. Good thing I'm not a YA librarian or I'd be up in arms. *sniffle*
One of my co-workers doesn't think it's a big deal. Another thinks it's akin to selling out, big time. So whatcha think? Is Meg Cabot now "The Man"?