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Would anybody buy a book from a Trivia Geek?

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
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Absolutely random question, I realize. For those that don't know, I'm the guy that created the Geekend blog and Geek Trivia, both of which I still contribute to on a contract basis. I've been toying with the idea of a kickstarter project to fund an ebook, but I really have no idea if there's sufficient interest out there to develop something of substance.

Since my TR peeps have always been my loudest and most loyal fans (they kept me from cancellation twice), I'm curious whether any of you would have interest in an ebook from me. Thoughts?

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As to genre...

...I've got at least one nonfiction idea in the vein of Geek Trivia, and a host of fiction ideas, including:

A young-adult epic fantasy concept with a maker/homebrew twist
A "what if Deadwood was a Terry Pratchett epic fantasy" idea
A mundane urban fantasy/sci-fi/detective noir mashup idea
A mid-Singularity reverse-Big Dumb Object sci-fi idea

If any of those intrigue, I'd be glad to reasonably elaborate.

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I might be interested

by Slayer_ In reply to As to genre...

But I wouldn't mind even just a trivia book for some bathroom reading.

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Dude, if you can ape PTerry,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to As to genre...

I'm in. Have you considered offering a couple of sample pages at no charge?

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I'd be glad to offer samples...

...as soon s I decide which I'm going to start drafting.

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Any of the above

by PurpleSkys In reply to Would anybody buy a book ...

I read just about anything...although, sci-fi is more my gig :)

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Yes

by NickNielsen In reply to Would anybody buy a book ...

Trivia or, as Charlie said, a PTerry clone.

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"Clone" might be stretching it.

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Yes

But it would be comedic fantasy, with a protagonist designed as a mashup of Groo and Al Swearengen, only stranger.

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Sure!

by cmiller5400 In reply to Would anybody buy a book ...

I'd definitely read it

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well mate, you could go the route of many others and make it available as

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Would anybody buy a book ...

a freebie but tout for donations. That works for a LOT of authors, while some, like me, put books out through e-publishers or self publishing mobs like Lulu - they also work. Lots of sites and options out there.

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I would!

by MaryWeilage Editor In reply to Would anybody buy a book ...

Jay, you know you can count on me to buy one. I am excited that you're even tossing around the idea. Please keep your Geekend fans and friends posted!

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