Wanted: Indian authors to steam up Mills & Boon novels

December 20th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 20 (ANI): Mills & Boon, the worlds most prolific romance publisher, is wooing Indian authors to add local flavour to its novels.

The publisher, which sells four books a second, has started a fresh search to look for literary talent, and has chosen to hunt in the subcontinent for the first time.

Look at the basic Bollywood plot, Andrew Go, the head of the publishers Indian operations, said, reports Timesonline.

Boy meets girl, obstacle, happy ending. Its incredibly emotionally charged, with lots of conflict. Who can possibly be better equipped to write Mills & Boon than the Indians? Go added.

Mills & Boon has established the Passions Writing Contest to discover the worlds next big romance author an Indian writer who can reach the height as achieved by the legend Debbie Macomber, the dyslexic American whose 150 stories have sold more than 60 million copies.

Entrants must write a 2,000-word short story.

The winning tale will be published and its author coached for a year to produce a novel.

Mills & Boon is assuming that the winner of the challenge will be a woman.

The winner will also receive a laptop computer and diamond jewellery.

This is the land that built the Taj Mahal, the greatest-ever monument to love. There are lovers everywhere in India. It represents a massively exciting pool of fresh talent, Go said. (ANI)

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