Quentin Barnes and the Ionath Krakens find themselves in dire straits. Captured by the Prawatt Jihad, their Touchback engulfed by the largest ship ever constrcuted, Quentin & Co. must prepare to play "the game." This is someriously meta stuff, Junkies!
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Here it is, Junkies -- the first episode of THE MVP, Book IV in the GFL series.
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What's that? Chicago is on the chopping block for PANDEMIC? Check out the great crowd we had in the Windy City, where I not only entertained fans of Da Bears but also did a walk-through of PANDEMIC's "path of destruction." You can see a couple of places where the action will go down in this third and final book in the INFECTED trilogy, due out Fall of 2013 from Crown Publishing.
This stuff makes me happy, and not in the "I will sever the heads of my enemies and watch their eyes slowly rot" way. David Fisk not only helped us pack a crap-ton of books, he shot video of my bald dome and gives a fairly accurate description of the tribulations of the Junkies. Check it out.
Junkies, if you ordered THE MVP between Feb. 1, 2012 to Sept. 5, 2012, you have been emailed a link for your free eBook version of the same title. Click it, download it, enjoy it. We wanted to make sure the pre-order customers got the book first, so they wouldn't be tempted to buy it and get it before we sent the free copy (we wants your moneis, but not all your monies).
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Just click on the eBook image at right, then buy that DRM-free eBook for all formats (.mobi for Kindle, ePub for most other eReaders). And remember, when you buy an eBook directly from us, if somewhere down the road you switch eBook readers (say, from Kindle to Nook), you can come back to this site and download the book in the new format, for free.
BREAKDOWN OF RELEASE DATES ON EBOOK STORES:
We've uploaded to all vendors. Now, you just have to wait for the vendors themselves to process the book and put it in their stores. We have no control over this part.
• Amazon Kindle: 24-48 hours
• Nook: 24 hours to two weeks
• iTunes: 24 hours to two weeks
• Sony eReader: three weeks
As soon as all of these links are live, we will post them on THE MVP product page and announce it here, Facebook, at G+, on Twitter, in our newsletter, etc.
DON'T FORGET THOSE REVIEWS!
When you finish that eBook, remember that great reviews at Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble really help the cause. Customer book reviews sell books, folks, so if you enjoy it, share that news with others.
Fierst: DO NOT PANIC!
Second: What you see at right is the paperback/eBook cover for THE MVP. Adrian Bogart did the art, Scott Pond did the cover design and titles. Together, they are a tag team force of døøm.
Yes, that's Mum-O-Killowe on the left, bull-rushing an Isis Ice Storm offensive tackle.
Third: It's September 4, the day THE MVP eBook is supposed to ship out to y'all. When is it coming? The short answer is: any minute now. I had to make a few changes to the cover, which put us a little bit behind on finishing the eBook.
The eBook will be available shortly. That means if you ordered the hardcover, you will be sent an email with the download link as soon as it comes online. If you're waiting to get at the eBook on Kindle and Nook, it should be available at the same time. We're looking at today, possibly tomorrow.
Our long-time producer Arioch Morningstar was unable to work on THE MVP audiobook. Because of that, ARealGirl and myself fell behind in the production. We are looking at the first week of October as our potential delivery date.
We're sorry for the delay, but pøøp happens. We'll get caught up just as soon as we can.
Wave that checkered flag! Here it is, Junkies, the final vid of our wee little documentary of packing your copies of THE MVP. The Post Office trucks came today to snag your books, so as of about 10am Pacific Time on August 27, 2012, the book missiles are in the air! There are a ton of Junkies in this vid, so check out some of your peeps. Also, Scott yells at a person. He is a meanie.
A whole mess of Junkies came in to help with Day 3 shipping. Much fun was had. No goats were sacrificed.
The last day of just ARealGirl and I before the Junkies show up to help. This video has giant bronze booties, wrestling burritos, and a surprise appearance by Rocky Balboa. Oh, a\nd some Bush.
Sha-ka-paaoww! Book IV of the GFL series is almost loaded into the power-canons and ready to fire across the globe. The book missiles will strike you in the face!
What? You haven't pre-ordered your copy of THE MVP yet? Don't come a-cryin' to me in October that you didn't get one, because you have been duly warned that this is the biggest pre-order yet. Click here to get yours.
Junkies, today THE MVP is officially out of our house off to the printer. That's right, Book IV of the GFL series is about to make the leap from electroncs and pixels to atoms and murdered trees. We thought we'd share the final cover, designed by Scott Pond's it is remarkable and awesome! Yes, that's an MVP trophy, but who gets it?
Thanks to the entre Dark Øverlord Media team for putting this beast together
This is your last chance to order! final numbers are due on Monday and we're considering only printing to order. If you want to be 100% sure you get your copy(s), now's the time. We are not kidding. Don't blame us if you get left out.
Yes, it is over. I have driven a blade deep into the heart of mine enemy, and then slid it around a tad to make sure all the important bits were properly sliced up.
Translation: THE MVP final draft is complete. So is the audiobook recording. I just finished all that shiz, just now. If I smoked, I would be puffing on a big ol' cigar.
This is a picture of me mugging with the 829 page final manuscript, and busting out the Eyebrow of Døøm for good measure.
My part is complete, Junkies. Now ARealGirl, the Diva of Design, Scott Pond and other talented folks can get to gettin busy on creating another hardcover gem for your collections.
SPOILER ALERT: All the Krakens die in a gamma ray burst, a phenomena specified in Phil Plait's book "Death from the Skies!"
Sorry about that, but there was no other way out of a pesky loophole I created.
THE MVP will be out in September in hardcover, eBook and audiobook. If you haven't pre-ordered your signed, numbered, limited-edition hardcover, feel free to do so here.
Take a look at this picture of Mr. Fancy-Pants Author. Yes, that is me after a week of "hold onto your goods because the workload is going to plant a size 10 in your ding-ding" work.
This is another entry in the "where the hell has Scott been" department. For the past week, ARealGirl and I have been in the San Francisco studio recording THE MVP audiobook. It's been a blast. This definitely falls into the "work hard, play hard, collapse due to stress and get shocked with those electrical thingies the doctors on TV use" kind of week.
On our best day, we recorded 153 pages. That's 38,250 words in one day. In more understandable terms, that's 273 minutes of podcast (my performance rate is about 140 words per minute of story). This is for standard manuscript pages, which are 250 words a page -- at that size, THE MVP is 830 pages long, or a little bit less girthy than THE ALL-PRO.
My voice held up well, thanks to hot tea, cough drops, pineapple juice and lots (and lots) of water. There was also copious amounts of sushi from Sushi Rock, which makes a thing called the "Khotbito Roll" that is so good I would kill any of you for it. Sorry, that's just the truth.
Keep in mind, that's just recording. We still have to edit it and add sound FX, which takes about twice as long to do as the recording itself. So, we're only 1/3 done.
So why am I so flippin' tired? Well, I also wasn't finished with THE MVP final draft. So, we record for 10-12 hours a day, then I go home and write for 4-5 hours, depending on when it's time to pass out and piddle myself. I need a frickin' nap, I tell ya.
But, we're almost done! I finished THE MVP final draft last night. Today, ARealGirl is sending that to Ms.Information, our Diva øf Design, for layout, which means the book be in your hot little hands come September. What? You haven't pre-ordered Book IV of the GFL sereis? Shoot, mang, click here and get crack-a-lackin'!
We have 2-3 more days of the raw recording, and then I'm gutting a Ton-Ton, crawling into it's smelly guts and taking a goddamn nap.
Scott's 2012 tour and appearance schedule has been set! Check out all the fun below as we set up a little West Coast vs. East Coast rivalry! There will be freebies for pre-ordering both NOCTURNAL and THE MVP, freebies for showing up at a tour stop, and even a treat for whichever coast makes the best showing once both tours are done. You're really going to want to listen to all these details Junkie, so I'm not even going to mention the big secret news about Scott maybe buying stock in Hostess to save the chocodile.*
Click here to see the full 2012 tour schedule!
*Disclaimer: Scott did not buy stock. Chocodiles are kind of gross