The book where you’re the story: TV comedian Katy Brand offering fans the chance to be a character in her first novel… for £2,500
By Emily Allen
Comedian Katy Brand is offering her fans the chance to have a character named after them in her first novel - for £2,500.
Her startling offer, which includes advice on any comedy script or stand-up and an invitation to the book’s launch lunch, is featured on a pay-to-publish website offering writers a new way of connecting with their readers and funding their publishing dreams.
On Unbound authors pitch their book ideas directly to readers and they can stump up cash to contribute towards its publication if they like the idea - in return for rewards.
If the authors raise enough money, the book will be written and published. The author will get half of the proceeds and Unbound the other half.
The books will always be available in digital form but if enough money is raised then it will be published in a paperback or hardback.
Ms Brand, who has appeared in numerous films, TV, radio and live shows including Have I Got News For You and Peep Show, wrote on the website: ‘I have always wanted to write a novel about comedy, maybe even several novels, so here I am, just a girl, standing in front of an internet, asking it to pay.’