Katy Brand has released details of her second novel, Brenda Monk is Famous – which is available to pre-order now via pledge site Unbound.
A sequel to her 2014 book Brenda Monk is Funny, which was also funded through Unbound across 2012 and 2013, the book returns to the titular stand-up comic’s career, as her success increases and she becomes a household name.
Now being booked for TV panel shows, going on tour, playing arenas, making good money for the first time and hanging out with fellow celebrities, it’d be easy to assume Brenda is living the high life. Yet she’s also being slagged off in the national newspapers, receiving abuse on Twitter, gaining new ‘friends’ with their own agendas and losing those she holds dear as her career threatens to take over every corner of her life.
Promising another behind the scenes look what it’s like to be a well known comedian, with a sharp examination of modern celebrity in all its slippery guises, the book will be entirely funded through Unbound’s pay-to-publish scheme, which lets interested readers pledge various amounts in return for the book and additional prizes depending on the donation. These are as follows:
£10 – E-book edition, access to ‘The Shed’ and your name in the back of the book.
£20 – First edition hardback, e-book edition, access to ‘The Shed’ and your name in the back of the book.
£50 – Signed first edition hardback, e-book edition, access to ‘The Shed’ and your name in the back of the book.
£150 – Two invites to launch party, plus a signed first edition hardback, e-book edition, access to ‘The Shed’ and your name in the back of the book.
£250 – All of the above, plus the opportunity to name a character in the book.
£2,500 – All of the above, with the first edition personally dedicated, plus advice on any comedy script or stand-up set you have written, a private comedy insiders drink with Katy and another professional comedian with advice on how to get started in the comedy industry, and an invitation to Katy’s launch lunch.
For more info about the novel, including a video of Katy introducing the book and reading an excerpt, visit Unbound‘s website now. Katy’s superb first novel, Brenda Monk is Funny, is available now via The Velvet Onion Amazon Store.