Regular readers of this blog know that I read and raved about Victor Gischler’s novel, Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse. Set in the future, civilization hangs together through a chain of Joey Armageddon Sassy-a-go-go clubs strung across America. These clubs, oases of trade in an otherwise savage land, attract travellers, opportunists, and the book’s hero, former insurance salesman, Mortimer Tate.
It’s a great read, heartily recommended. So what am I waffling on about?
Author Victor Gischler promises a sequel which will be available in e-book format. After meeting a disappointing lack of interest in publishing the sequel, on June 26, he turned to readers for funding. The deal is to offer various levels of pledge amounts: from $1 and up. Pledge levels offer certain rewards. At the $5 level, for example, you get an e-copy of the book while at the $500 level (one available and now sold out), he will name the male protagonist after the sponsor.
I’m looking forward to the sequel, of course, but I’m also intrigued by this author’s direct appeal to his readership. According to the post, he sought $3,000 funding by August 10. As of this post, he’s up to $3,140
For more about Victor Gischler’s plans, read here.