Let it Begin! ANCESTOR hath been unleashed!

This is it, boys & girls, Junkies of all ages! ANCESTOR is in stores now!

Go to your local store or order it on line. Just BUY that puppy! We do request that you verify that you inquire with your vendor of choice and ensure that they report their sales to the New York Times Bestseller List. Many smaller stores do not for whatever reason and we really want to break out of being a mid-list author with ANCESTOR.  If we can  break into the top 15 in the first week, that will definitively place Scott Sigler as an A-list bestselling author. That will change all sorts of things. The best for us Junkies is it will most likely ensure a lifetime of free audio content coming down the feed from our beloved Future Dark Overlord™. So hop into your plaid tank and roll on over to your local brick and mortar store to support General Siglerisimo™. You know that Pope Siglericus XXXth will offer benedictions upon all those who do so.

View the ANCESTOR trailer in HD. It’s frakkin’ sweet!

Yes, I used two cheesy movie quotes in the title of this blog, but one is a bit bastardized 😉 The other should be easy peasy. Can anyone name both films? I’m offering 242 yummy Crack Hits to the first Junkie who gets both of them correct!

Only 2 more days until ANCESTOR goes on sale!

That’s right, we’re down to less than 48 hours now until ANCESTOR hits bookshelves nationwide.

Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, or a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life saving organs for a nominal fee…..and imagine what a company would do to monopolize that technology.
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, P.J. Colding leads a team of scientists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding’s team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create their common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer engineered living creature — an animal whose organs can be permanently transplanted into anyone with zero chance of rejection.
There’s just one problem: these ancestors turn out not to be the docile herd animals Colding’s team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil………….AND IT’S VERY, VERY HUNGRY!

But you still have time to enter the ANCESTOR pre-order contest. As long as you get your order in before 11:59 pm EST, you’re eligible for the contest. There are 10 sweet prize packs that Scott’s giving away. And the best part? If you buy multiple copies, you get multiple entries. Buy three copies, send in your purchase confirmation, and you’re good to go!

What? You’re still here? Go place a pre-order on Amazon before time runs out and enter the pre-order contest! Each prize pack contains:

  • Original, mint-condition ANCESTOR from 2007 (hard to find, pricy, collector’s item)
  • Genada-labeled flash drive (Not available anywhere, collector’s item)
  • MP3 CD of EARTHCORE (Not available anywhere, collector’s item)
  • CONTAGIOUS (UK edition, mass-market paperback)
  • INFECTED(trade paperback)
  • 7th SON: DESCENT by JC Hutchins (trade paperback)
  • THE ROOKIE(hardcover)
  • 13 BULLETS by Dave Wellington(trade paperback)
  • JACK WAKES UP by Seth Harwood(trade paperback)
  • THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION by Garth Sundem (trade paperback)
  • WHAT DO WE DO NOW? by Keith and The Girl (trade paperback)
  • CRESCENT by Phil Rossi (trade paperback)
  • Promo cards for ANCESTOR (minor collector’s items)
  • THE NINJA HANDBOOK, by The Ninja (trade paperback)
  • CRUSADE, by Greg Crites (trade paperback)

Best of luck and thanks for supporting our effort to hit the top 15 on the New York Times Best Seller’s List

Scott is going to be doing a book tour to support ANCESTOR. There will be readings and pub crawls in nineteen cities. Come out and say hi if he’s going to be hitting a city near you:

NEW YORK – JUNE 22
Borders Columbus Circle, 7:00pm

BOSTON – JUNE 23
Pandemonium Books, 7:00pm

WASINGTON DC – JUNE 24
Borders @ Baily’s Crossroads, 7:30pm

DALLAS – JUNE 25
Borders Preston Road, 7:00pm

SAN ANTONIO – JUNE 26
Borders at the Quarry, 2:00pm

PHOENIX – JUNE 27
Changing Hands Bookstore, 2:00pm

SAN DIEGO – JUNE 28
Mysterious Galaxy, 7:00pm

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 29
Book Soup, 7:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 30
Borders Union Square, 7:00pm

PORTLAND, OR – JULY 5
Powell’s Books, 7:00pm

SEATTLE – JULY 6
Barnes & Noble University Village, 7:30pm

DENVER – JULY 7
Tattered Cover Bookstore, 7:30pm

MINNEAPOLIS – JULY 8
Magers & Quinn Bookstore, 7:30pm

CHICAGO – JULY 9
Bookstall at Chestnut Court, 6:00pm

DETROIT – JULY 10
Barnes & Noble Royal Oak, 2:00pm

TORONTO – JULY 12
World’s Largest Bookstore, 7:00pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 14
Books, Inc., 7:30pm

SAN MATEO – JULY 15
“M” Is for Mystery, 7:00pm

CORTE MADERA – JULY 20
Book Passage, 7:00pm

Evo Terra, you’re my *hero*

Okay, that’s not exactly news or anything, but I haven’t talked about it in this blog, so I figured I should. Evo came up with this brilliant concept. “Why don’t we turn the publishing model on its head? Let’s give audio novels away for free and have the audience decide what they’re worth after they listened to the content.” Frakkin’ genius. Thus was Podiobooks.com hatched from the mind of my mentor and friend Evo Terra.

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First, select a book that looks interesting to you. They currently have over 300 titles to choose from. Download however many chapters of the title you want. You can have the whole thing without paying anything if that’s the way you want to do it. The site will also let you listen to chapters without downloading them, but I rarely utilize that feature. Listen to whatever novel you’ve picked.  If you like what you hear, consider making a donation. The author gets a full 75% of whatever you give. 75%!! A traditional publishing house only gives an author 8-12% of the cover price of a hardcover novel, depending on how good a deal they were able to get. If you thought the book was crap, delete it. Don’t donate.

How much fairer of a distribution model can we ask for? The readers and the authors both win here. The middle man gets cut out because they’re no longer needed. As long as the reader donates when he feels that the author has provided good value, this system works beautifully. Here’s a list of my top ten novels over at Podiobooks.com in alphabetical order:

  1. 7th Son Trilogy by JC Hutchins
  2. Billabub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword by Tee Morris
  3. Brave Men Run by Matthew Wayne Selznick
  4. Chasing the Bard by Philippa Ballantine
  5. Diary of an S & M Romance (ADULT) by Dollie Llama
  6. Immortals, The by Tracy Hickman
  7. Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis
  8. Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty
  9. Rookie, The by Scott Sigler
  10. Singularity by Bill DeSmedt

If you really like the novel you picked, there’s a good chance that it is available in treeware, as an e-book, or both. All ten of the above have been published in a more traditional format after (a couple before) being released as a podiobook. I’ve purchased half of these as treeware or e-books in addition to making donations for the podiobooks. The idea of the author losing sales because they are giving away their content in laughable to me. I *might* have picked up one of those ten books above, and it’s questionable as to whether I would have purchased it. The way Evo has things set up, I bought all ten once, and half of them twice.

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You’re still here? What are you waiting for? Go to Podiobooks.com and see what they’ve got. I’m sure there’s something there which will interest you.