Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Scott Sigler - podcast novelist

This guy deserves recognition as an internet pioneer.



Scott Sigler was one of the first (if not THE first) unpublished authors to distribute his work in audio form for "free" on the internet, under a creative commons type license.

I have listened to several of his books... namely "Eathcore", "Ancestor" and "Infected".

I would recommend them to anyone who isn't offended by language and violence. You can get them from his site www.scottsigler.com or www.podiobooks.com

"Infected" has been published as a paper novel, and can be purchased from amazon or high street stores... it is currently being considered for a film.

So buy infected if you wish, buy PLEASE pre-order the sequel "Contagious" which is to be released on the 30th December 2008.

How cool would it be for a podcast novelist to be the number one bestseller on the hardback fiction list?

In my opinion, very cool indeed. This is how art should be marketed in the internet age. Give your stuff away in one form, accept donations if it is any good, and charge for it in other formats. Much better than allowing editors to dictate what we get to consume.

If you agree, please buy the book.


Steve said...

thx for the info - I have heard of this guy before and I think he was interviewed on some podcast I listen to, I'll check him out. And yes, I think as artists, we need to adapt to the digital age, and this is one way of doing that. Thanks for the article. :)

Scott Sigler said...

Neil! Here's to you, my friend, thanks for the ringing endorsement. Very cool to read goodies like this scattered about the net.