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The #AmericanIdol of #Publishing

Submitted by on January 19, 2012 – 2:14 pmNo Comment

With the launch of Idol last night it got me to thinking what if there was an American Idol of Publishing? We could partner with a major top 5 publisher with the thought in mind of resurrecting the lost of literature!  I would imagine many folks would line up for miles right to read their first pages to a top list of editors, famous authors and celebrity types who have made it in publishing…the who’s who of publishing all of which could rifle off questions.  Looking for the next great writer who will catapult to the top of any bestseller list in the next 12 months.

So let me pose this question to you.  If you could do this what would you write?  Do you have what it takes to go to the level in publishing that warrants a 6 figure advance with movie rights?

Here are 5 questions I would imagine that panel to ask you:

  1. So why do write and what is your inspiration behind your writing?
  2. What makes you think you have what it takes to be the next bestseller?
  3. How large of a following do you have going for your writing that already exists?
  4. Have you ever had anyone other than your family read your writing?
  5. Does your book meet any kind of need in the marketplace?