I just read this article from New York Books about author James Frey (known for getting busted for falsely claiming his bestselling book was a true story). It appears that he is recruiting struggling young writers to participate in a sweatshop-style writing project to try to churn out the next Twilight-style commercial success in teen literature. I must admit that I am a little shocked. I actually read the "I Am Number Four" book — it was ok, not great, but clearly written with the goal of becoming a movie.
I wonder what will happen with this company and the stuff they will turn out? Will any of them actually become popular? What do you think?
Read the article here: http://nymag.com/arts/books/features/69474/