Friday, April 13, 2007

Sigler Gets Three-Book Deal

So here's yesterday's news from the wire:

"Successful podcasting horror author Scott Sigler's INFESTED [sic] (should be Infection, my note), about an everyman's bloody battle against a mysterious parasite that hijacks his body and pushes his thoughts into a psychotic rage, the sequel
CONTAGIOUS, in which those murder-inducing parasites are just the first wave of a more sinister plot, and a third, stand-alone book, to Julian Pavia at Crown, in a major deal, at auction, by Byrd Leavell at Waxman Literary Agency (world).>>"

And that means that long-time podcasting maven Scott Sigler now has a three-book deal with a division of Random House. Pretty good, eh? This could mean big things for the sci-fi and horror author, but he's planning to keep it low key and won't "go crazy until he starts getting the checks." Apparently he inked a deal with TimeWarner back in 2001 that got scrapped after 9/11 so he's not quitting his day job just yet. But it's still great news. According to him, the NYTimes article really helped him (and his agent) make this happen. What "a major deal, at auction" means in financial terms is unknown at this time.

So shit. It happened for Sigler as it has with other friends of mine--Jennifer Haigh's third book "The Condition" will be out in May 08--and the world moves on. Good for all of us and let's all hope that this helps keep podcasting growing!


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