It’s called Book It! Maybe you could come up with a cleverer name, but here is the vision. Book industry leaders-traditional publishers, Amazon, literary agents, maybe even someone like Hugh Howey, who advocates for independent publishing, battle it out in front of an audience for the best reads. Authors pitch their book in front of the panel. The panel can ask the author questions. The viewing audience can tweet if they would read the said book. The tweets would be tabulated live so the panel can gauge the reading publics interest. Then the panel tries to woo the author they are interested in to sign a contract.
Finally, readers get a chance to see what actually goes on behind the closed doors of publication and have a voice in what is published. Authors get a chance to query all the publishing options at once. Publishers and agents get an opportunity to sign best-sellers. And best of all? The art and joy of reading, as well as literacy, is promoted. More stories are told. How about it, Mark Burnett?
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