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New Reality TV Show "Book Millionaire" Announces Casting Call
Authors seeking publisher to publish fiction or non-fiction may apply for the fall 2005 season.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 13, 2005 -- "Book Millionaire," a new reality TV show featuring authors seeking to publish fiction or non-fiction, announces an open casting call for the show's debut season airing fall 2005. Eight people who want to become published writers or achieve best-selling celebrity status will meet with the "Book Millionaire" Publisher Committee in August 2005 to begin filming. The application deadline is July 31, 2005; applications and details are available at www.bookmillionaire.com now.

Host and Executive Producer Lori Prokop explained, "Successful authors are often interesting, unconventional people. Best-selling and celebrity status happens for authors because they have unique or entertaining ideas, writings and stories. They also have the abilities and personalities to get the attention of the readers. In addition to achieving best-selling status, this also makes for great TV."

"Book Millionaire" will feature candidate authors with varying experience from all walks of life. Whether looking to publish fiction or non-fiction, self-published and unpublished writers as well as those with rough manuscripts and book ideas are encouraged to apply.

The number of new books published per year has skyrocketed from 50,000 in 1985 to near 200,000 in 2004, many written by first-time writers. As famous book clubs like the Oprah Winfrey Book Club have given writers incredible success, the public's interest in how to become a best-selling author has increased dramatically in a short period of time. It is estimated that for every new, published author, there are five other writers trying to make it. Combine the 1,000,000 writers a year interested in becoming published with the established appeal of reality TV and "Book Millionaire" is positioned to become the next big reality TV show hit.

In the first season, the candidates will be placed on multiple teams to compete in real-world book promotion assignments featuring prominent companies and currently published titles. Viewers will watch the drama unfold as the tests reveal the candidates’ personalities, marketing skills, creativity, result-producing talents and team-working abilities. The Publisher Committee, comprised of publishing and information product experts, will measure the success of these tasks.

"The mysterious veil of publishing will be lifted," Prokop continued. "Viewers will experience first-hand how best-selling authors are created. The real-life, how-to-publish information delivered in this highly entertaining way is going to make it happen for candidate authors and viewers alike."

About Lori Prokop
"Book Millionaire" Host and Executive Producer Lori Prokop has 10 years of television experience, several best-selling books with over ¼ million sold, has been voted into the International Marketing Hall of Fame 2001, is a successful speaker and trainer and is the Senior Group Publisher of Best Seller Publishing, Inc. Applications for candidate authors on the "Book Millionaire" reality TV show, along with show details and casting call dates can be found at http://www.bookmillionaire.com.

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Lori Prokop
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715-868-1110
800-521-5354
http://www.bookmillionaire.com/
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Now, this just might be one worth watching...
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"Successful authors are often interesting, unconventional people. Best-selling and celebrity status happens for authors because they have unique or entertaining ideas, writings and stories. They also have the abilities and personalities to get the attention of the readers. In addition to achieving best-selling status, this also makes for great TV."



By myself, I can't say that I fit that bill, and unfortunately, the cast of characters that feed my writing material would rapidly disappear if publicity were involved.

Sigh.

Come to think of it, they are rapidly disappearing anyway.

So...while I'll not be applying, I will certainly watch the brave souls who do pass the auditions.

*shaking my head*

I'm already a blip in the literary world, and I've been redundant enough already in life.

But thanks for the viewing tip, Shar.

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I signed up to vote to see who gets on the show....I think THAT is a great idea. So we won't have the stereotypical 'model' types...I'm all for diversity!! I'd vote for you Karen if you applied!!!
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Um...I know you are very privacy minded, but it did occur to me, that I would vote for you!



and thank you, but I get in enough trouble, just on the internet.

*grins*
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Karen, the reading world needs more blips such as yours.
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This one looks interesting Sharon ... I signed up to vote too, lol.

Did you see the size of the legal contracts involved? Sheesh! I'd be a little worried about pitching any original ideas after reading some of that, lol.

Should be fun to watch though!
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You can count me in too!   This should be interesting.  I too would vote for Karen in the mix, you betca!
 
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