The Sunday Giveaway: Showbiz – The Novel
When I was a kid and discovered baseball, I devoured everything I could on the subject . . . including every movie, and every book about the subject, especially those Matt Christopher jems. (Remember those?)
When fans today discover Broadway, they probably do the same . . . except that there aren’t too many novels about the subject.
Here comes Dress Circle Publishing, a new house dedicated to the Broadway book.
What I love about D.C.P. is that just like my board game, Broadway novels (as opposed to non-fiction) are fun ways to keep fans connected to what we do all over the world. It’s content marketing. Because if people are reading a novel about Broadway instead of the latest John Grisham novel, guess what they might be more likely to do next Friday night? (And the answer isn’t become a lawyer.) Matt Christopher’s books got me wanting to play baseball. D.C.P. will get people wanting to play Broadway.
D.C.P.’s first novel, Showbiz, is grabbing great reviews from critics and readers alike . . . and it just so happens to be this Sunday’s Giveaway!
How do you win a copy?
Showbiz has the making of a series, with a lead character named Scarlet Savoy who is an Assistant to a Producer looking to make her way to the top.
That means Scarlet needs more stories.
Rip me a story from Broadway headlines that would make a good story for Scarlet. For example: Cameron Macintosh threatening to not bring Miss Saigon to the states if Jonathan Pryce wasn’t allowed to reprise his role (Remember that?).
Comment away and good luck!
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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.