Now would-be writers are to get the reality TV show treatment in an attempt to find a new Dan Brown or JK Rowling.With so many reality TV shows, we should have expected something like the Bestseller happening. What to expect from the Bestseller?
Aspiring authors will be invited to pitch their ideas for a blockbuster novel to a panel of judges headed by Tony Cowell, big brother of The X Factor's Simon Cowell. [. . .]
Winners will receive a six-figure advance and a deal with a major publisher in Britain and America. Contestants who survive the first round will be 'mentored' by a line-up of authors expected to include Jackie Collins and Jeffrey Archer. [. . .]
Viewers will see the mechanics of writing a book - how people come up with a crazy idea and make it work against all the odds. [. . .]
Look out for some amazing typing action and keep your eyes peeled for that awesome slasher episode — the massacre of a thousand words.