New cover for ALIVE? Whaaaa?

So you get that book deal with a big publisher, they work closely with you on a cover, and then, boom, three months from publication they change it? Why would they do that? How does that work? Does it screw up branding? Advertising? All previous marketing efforts? How much say does the author get? Watch the vid to find out.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #29

The Krakens enter the by week undefeated, 7-0 and in sole possession of first place in the Planet Division. Good thing they have the week off, as Quentin is still recovering from the broken collarbone he suffered last week against the D’Oni Ceolocanths. As the Krakens return from that game, Yolanda and Whykor the Aware are finishing up their investigation — who is the Zoroastrian Guild spy?

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Our 10th Anniversary: free eBooks for you!

Free eBooks

10thBundleTo celebrate a decade of podcasting, we’re giving away an eBook bundle with all the Empty Set Entertainment titles. Click here or click on the image at right to get yours. Yes, feel free to tell all your friends about this.

This freebie is good on Monday, March 23, 2015 only, from midnight to 11:59pm.

When you get the link emailed to you, you need to download the bundle on your computer. If you get the download link on your phone and try to download on your phone, not gonna work. We can’t help you with that, so download on your computer, then transfer to your favorite eReader device.

INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE:

  • THE CHAMPION ebook
  • THE MVP ebook
  • THE ALL-PRO ebook
  • THE STARTER ebook
  • THE ROOKIE ebook
  • THE REPORTER ebook
  • THE DETECTIVE ebook
  • TITLE FIGHT ebook
  • BLOOD is RED ebook
  • BONES are WHITE ebook
  • A sneak peek PDF of the first fifty pages of the rewritten EARTHCORE
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THE CHAMPION Episode #28

GFL commissioner Rob Froese informed Quentin that someone aboard the Touchback was sending messages to the Zoroastrian guild, messages that coincided with lethal terrorist attacks. To find this culprit, Frose embedded his assistant Whykor the Aware and reporter Yolanda Davenport aboard the Touchback, under the guise of doing a feature story on Quentin. As this off-the field drama plays out, the Krakens kicks off against the D’Oni Ceolocanths. Kopor the Climber is the starting fullback, to replace Becca Montagne, who has moved to 3rd-string QB. Can Kopor finally step up and give Quentin the pass protection he needs, or will the merciless Ceolocanth pass rush send Quentin to an early grave?

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FridayFix • Scott’s Tenth Anniversary of Podcasting

Believe it or not, Monday marks Scott’s 10th Anniversary of podcasting. We’re in Los Angeles for work today, so we met for an early breakfast in the hotel’s mostly empty restaurant. You’ll hear a few clinks of forks and one or two slurps, but hopefully not too bad.

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To celebrate the 10th, we’re giving away all of the Empty Set ebooks for the 24 hours of March 23 (in the Pacific Time Zone). And in that free bundle?  The first 50 pages of the rewrite of EARTHCORE. Awwww yeah.

Take a quick listen, then chime in and celebrate with us. Scott tells you how during this short ‘cast.Empty Set Celebrates!

From both of us, thank you for joining us on this journey.  It wouldn’t be the same without y’all.

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The Waiting Game

Indy Infected

If you recall, ma’ams and/or sirs, Empty Set Entertainment currently has two properties optioned for TV series. NOCTURNAL is being developed by Lloyd Levin (producer of HELLBOY, DIE HARD 2, THE WATCHMEN), and INFECTED is being developed by Timberman/Beverly Productions (JUSTIFIED, ELEMENTARY). What, you say? You have two series in development?  Yes. We are fat […]

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THE CHAMPION Episode #27

The Krakens were onboard the Touchback and about to punch out for a road game at New Whitok when the Regulator — flagship of the GFL — appeared. Quentin was ordered to his own quarters to meet with League Commissioner Rob Froese. The last time Froese was on the touchback, someone got busted for mods, and was never heard from again? What does Froese want this time?

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No post-story talky-talk this week!

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FridayFix • Top 5 Movie picks

This week the Lair of Døøm is a pit of drywall repair and construction. It’s been pretty distracting to say the least. And loud. It’s been very loud.

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So today we’re blowing off some steam and bringing you a fun, off-the-cuff discussion where Scott and A each pick their Top 5 Movies. No research, no internets to help us remember the details. Just right here, right now, what do each of our Top 5 Movies lists look like.
Top5What are your Top 5 Movie picks? What picks of ours made you cringe? Let us know in the comments below. And if you are amazed we missed your Number One Movie of All Time? Share with us, please, man.

SHOW NOTES:
• Robert Rodriguez’s Rebel Without A Crew
An Oral History of Swingers (the movie)

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THE CHAMPION Episode #26

The attack on Quentin and his teammates at the Neptune Net Colony almost ended in disaster. The team is shaken up, and some of the Krakens want answers. Quentin is the only one that knows Jonathan Sandoval was both Quentin’s rescuer, and now his blackmailer — threatening to tell the Creterakian Ministry of Religion about the true size of the Church of Quentin Barnes unless Quentin forks over a huge sum of money. Quentin can’t tell anyone, or Sandoval will rat him out, and the CMR will want Quentin dead. 

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This is a big fat episode, so there’s not talky talk after the episode.

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FridayFix • So You Wanna Be A Writer #2

Scott's tips on how to organize your research

“Hey, Sigler, how do you organize your research?” I get asked this all the time, and my answer is old-school — I use a big-ass binder. This video walks you through my process. Maybe it can help you be more efficient in your efforts. Now this isn’t the only way to organize research, but in the video I explain why it works for me.  Remember, kids — when it comes to writing there is no “correct answer.” Whatever works for you, works for you.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #25

The Krakens just defeated the Scarlet Fliers, pride of the Neptune Net Colony. Quentin promised John Tweedy that he would join the Tweedy brothers for a night on the town. Little does Quentin know that, for weeks, his every move has been watched by an agent of the Creterakian Ministry of Religion. Quentin and that agent are about to come face-to-face.

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No talky-talk after the episode, so listen, enjoy, and get on with yer day!

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Amazon knows us well …

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Amazon's knows us well

Oh, Amazon, you know us so well. This “buy it again” email nails the Empty Set Entertainment culture right on its cold, wet little nose. We run on dog toys and coffee. In our defense, there are 80 cups of coffee in that one box, so by the time the Little Ball of Hate™ finishes dismembering these toys (third time for the Cardinal, second time for the Dinosaur, the DoDo Bird is still hanging tough), we’ll nee to put in a new order to keep things moving along.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #24

The trade deadline is here, and the Krakens have made their moves. They stand undefeated at 4-0. As Kopor the Climber’s first game as the starting fullback is against the Neptune Scarlet Fliers, who are 2-1, and ready to knock off the defending Galaxy Bowl Champs.

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