You know the feeling...
It's that gnawing feeling that you aren't getting any younger. The world is quickly passing you by and your book isn't written or published or out there. If you don't act soon, it may never happen for you.
You want someone to take you by the hand and show you how to use your abilities to overcome the self-defeating "I don't have enough time, money, intelligence, education, good looks or connections" to make your publishing dreams come true...
Book Millionaire seems more like an infomercial than "reality" tv, though I'm not sure if it makes that much of a difference. But however you classify it, there is a great deal of enjoyable weirdness to be found on the Book Millionaire website.
Q: At the end of the filming, will a Book Millionaire winner be chosen?
The winner of Book Millionaire will be granted the ultimate dream — to enjoy the lifestyle of being a successfully published author. And they will receive additional prizes to help achieve the goal of Best Selling and Celebrity Status and becoming the America’s next Book Millionaire.
It will be exciting to release the names of people who are on the "Book Millionaire" Publishing Committee.
I admit, when I first heard about this show (back in December, from my editor in New York) I had been hoping for something like the Monty Python sketch where Thomas Hardy writes the beginning of The Return of the Native in front of a rowdy bank holiday stadium crowd. ("...he's crossed it out... and he's signed his name underneath it. Oh dear, what a disappointing start...") As it happens, however, contestants on Book Millionaire won't actually have to write their books on the air; they don't really have to write them at all, at least not right away - which is my idea achieving Best Seller and Celebrity Status, I can tell you that right now:
You will complete a series of tasks which pertain to book promotion and living the lifestyle of a best selling author. You will not need to have your own book finished for the filming. Rather, we will use prominent company products and currently published books for the tasks.
I can't wait to read the winning book. And I am totally serious about that.
UPDATE: Of course, I signed up for their content-rich Free Newsletter called Book Millionaire: Launching You to Best Selling and Celebrity Status, mainly because I must know these secrets:
You'll discover how to write your book in less than 30 days spending only 47 minutes a day.
Wrap your hands around this! You'll learn how to be guaranteed your book idea will be a best selling book — even before you write one word!
banish doubt and fear from your mind — forever!