FridayFix • Making the ALIVE Spears

As part of the promotion of ALIVE, we decided to make prop spears. (Spears feature prominently in the novel.)

Super talented artist, prop maker and all around great guy Frank Ippolito designed and made them, and generously invited us to his shop to help put the finishing touches on his awesome work. And he let us bring the Dog of Doom!

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ALIVE Episode #6

As the group struggles to deal with the fallout from Yong’s attack, they hear the first evidence that they are not alone — the sound of heavy footsteps marching in time. That sound is drawing closer. Will Em and the others finally find out why they’ve been put in this strange dungeon?

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We’re back from the ALIVE book tour! So much fun to see so many smiling faces. There’s a few pictures here. Check them out.

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FridayFix • Should YA Writers Censor Their Social Media?

Scott and I are back from the ALIVE Book Tour, and catching up on all things recently neglected at the office. We’ll have a tour wrap up for you soon!

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Today’s Friday Fix is an interview that Scott did with Delilah S. Dawson (author of HIT) and Chuck Wendig (author of the new Star Wars novel THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE HARVEST, Book III of the Heartlands Trilogy) during this year’s Phoenix Comic Con.

Delilah S. DawsonChuck WendigAll three are adults who write Young Adult fiction, and have, ahem, lively social media feeds. It begs the question: if your target audience is young but using social media, do you have an obligation to curb your less PG-rated language?

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ALIVE Episode #5

In the last episode, Yong grew tired of wandering through hallways, finding nothing, and he challenged Em’s leadership. He attacked Spingate, then rushed at Em — and when he did, Em’s knife slid deep into his belly. In this episode, we learn of Yong’s fate: will he survive, or will he become just another pile of dust-covered bones? 

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ALIVE Episode #4

Em and Spingate have escaped their coffins, and managed to open two more — one holds the sleeping K. O’Malley, while the other contains the dead body of B. Brewer. Eight more coffins remain unopened. In this episode, Em and Spingate find out how many coffins contain potential friends and allies, and how many contain shriveled corpses.

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Last chance to save $15 on the limited-edition GFL Book VI hardcover — pre-order the ALIVE hardcover before July 14 and email the receipt to info@emptyset.com. We’ll send you a unique code to use for GFL Book VI. It’s like getting ALIVE for free! Details here.

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ALIVE Episode #3

Em and Spingate have escaped their coffins, and managed to open two more — one holds the sleeping K. O’Malley, while the other contains the dead body of B. Brewer. Eight more coffins remain unopened. In this episode, Em and Spingate find out how many coffins contain potential friends and allies, and how many contain shriveled corpses.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/03_ALIVE_Episode_3.mp3

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Wanna save $15 on the limited-edition GFL Book VI hardcover when it goes on sale in 2016? Pre-order the ALIVE hardcover before July 14 and email the receipt to info@emptyset.com. We’ll send you a unique code to use for GFL Book VI. It’s like getting ALIVE for free! Details here.

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Free Audiobooks at http://scottsigler.com/free-audiobooks/

FridayFix • The making
of the ALIVE BookTrailer

The book trailer for ALIVE was posted last week, and it’s doing great things for us. Coverage from Entertainment Weekly (where it premiered), YouTube star Anna Akana and BookTuber Regan Peruse has brought us a ton of views. We have people who have never heard of Scott Sigler pre-ordering the novel ahead of the July 14 release date.

So, trailer = good. But what goes into making a book trailer? To give you a peek behind the curtain, Scott and I sat down with Mallory O’Meara and Jack Bennett, who were the producer and director of the ALIVE trailer, respectively.
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We talk about using the visual medium to make a no-spoiler trailer for a book, and the inherent pros and cons: the creative process; reality vs. the original vision; budget limits; killing your darlings; and how “perfection is often the enemy of the interesting” as Jack says in the ‘cast. (And yes, we know the aphorism is slightly different, which is, in a way, Jack’s point. No need to write in!)

Jack, Mallory and their whole team brought all their talents to bear, and delivered a sublime trailer for ALIVE. We loved working with them and we love the end result.

Where you can find Jack: Scott Ian’s Bloodworks, Damn Dirty Geeks Podcast

Where you can find Mallory: @sexoskeleton, Dark Dunes Productions

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ALIVE Book Trailer

FFS, we posted the ALIVE trailer all over hell and high water and forgot to post it on our own damn site. Jiminy, we must be busy or something. Well, feast your eyes, Junkies! Not only are we posting the trailer here, but the next installment on this site/feed will be a cool “Making of the trailer” podcast with the producer and director.

This is a good version, but for the seriously high-quality high-def trailer, click here to watch it on YouTube. Book trailers — yes, they are a thing!

ALIVE is out July 14. Don’t think “YA” is for you? Yeah, right, sucka, like a Sigler novel is going to be about high school melodrama or something. That’s okay, we’re out to convince you it’s the real deal, that’s why we’re giving $15 off GFL Book VI if you pre-order a hardcover copy of ALIVE (which basically means your getting ALIVE for free).

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ALIVE Episode #2

M. Savage woke to a nightmare — trapped in a coffin, alone, unable to remember anything about her past. She fought her way free only to find herself in a room full of coffins. One of those coffins contained another girl, trapped just like her. In this episode, the blood-streaked pair try to make some sense of their situation.

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Wanna save $15 on the limited-edition GFL Book VI hardcover when it goes on sale in 2016? Pre-order the ALIVE hardcover before July 14 and email the receipt to info@emptyset.com. We’ll send you a unique code to use for GFL Book VI. It’s like getting ALIVE for free! Details here.

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ALIVE Episode #1

This is the first episode of ALIVE, the serialized audiobook version of the hardcover/eBook/full-length-audiobook that will be out July 14 from Del Rey Books. This is Scott’s sixteenth free, unabridged podcast novel. This one is narrated by Emma Galvin. We hope you enjoy it, and spread the word!

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FridayFix • Inside Big Publishing

Sometimes we get email asking why we don’t just tell “Big Publishing” to take a hike and put out all of Scott’s work ourselves. Emails that speak of untold glory and money that would be all ours — all ours! — without “the Man” taking a cut.

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We’ve been working with Scott’s team at Del Rey (a division of Penguin Random House) for about two years now, and it’s been great. Before that, the team at Crown Publishing was also great. Just like any subject-matter expert, our “Big Publishing” pals bring things to the table that we can’t, which is just the way we like it!

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THE CHAMPION Q & A Pt. II

Part Two of Two

Here’s the second half of our oh-so-fun Q&A session for Book V of the GFL series. Missed Part I? It’s right here, fool!

And again, a warning. SPOILER ALERT for the whole episode.

Now a warning?

There are spoilers for the whole GFL series, and even spoilers for several other Siglerverse stories. You’ve been warned!

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THE CHAMPION Q & A Pt. I

Part One of Two

The podcast for Book V of the GFL series is complete. Quentin and the crew have made it through another season of hardcore gridiron football. Well, mostly. ARealGirl and the Future Dark Overlord sat down for an hour to answer some questions sent in over the last few weeks by y’all.

Spoiler Alert! Especially at our SPOILER ALERT for the whole episode. There are spoilers for the whole GFL series, and even spoilers for several other Siglerverse stories. You’ve been warned!

There were so many questions we broke this episode up into two hour-long episodes. We’ll have another 60 minute’s worth on Wednesday if you’re interested in even more!

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