Thursday, October 21, 2010
A.P. Fuchs-- Zombie Fight Night
monsters as werewolves, vampires, Bigfoot, and even go up against cool foes like pirates, ninjas, and . . . Bruce Lee.
A.P. Fuchs is also known for his superhero series, The Axiom-man Saga, and is the author of Blood of the Dead, the first novel in the shoot ’em up zombie trilogy, Undead World. He also edited the zombie anthologies
Dead Science and Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes: Zany Zombie Poetry for the Undead Head.
In 2027 A.D., the Zombie Apocalypse took the world by storm and no one was prepared. Countless lives were lost as humanity battled to regain control of their planet. Eventually, they did, and out of the ashes of fallen civilization rose a new world, one bent on revenge against the hordes of the undead that took everything from them.
Enter Tony Sterpanko, entrepreneur extraordinaire who found a way to capitalize on humanity's thirst for vengeance against the zombie. He created Zombie Fight Night, a worldwide craze where the undead men and women who remained from the apocalypse faced off against people and beings that once existed on Earth or were existing for the first time.
It is ten years later and at Blood Bay Arena, fortunes are won and lost. Men are made millionaires over night. Others are not so lucky and find themselves broken and destitute.
Mick Chelsey is one such man: gambling addict, lousy husband and Zombie Fight Night fanatic.
Except now, in order to still watch the fights and try to win back all he's lost, he needs to bet fast and big otherwise death will come for him.
Let the battles begin.
Zombies fight Bigfoot, werewolves, vampires, Axiom-man, Bruce Lee, samurai, kickboxers, robots and more in this ode to blood-and-guts action from Blood of the Dead author, A.P. Fuchs.
You ready to get it on?
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
It's fast-paced, loaded with action, lots of dialogue and packed with undead fun. Plus, so far as I know, there's not a single zombie book out there like it.
Q: Why did you go indie?
I've always gone indie. I've been at this since 2004 (technically 2003, but those were my subsidy publishing days and, well, we won't go there). My attitude was, and still is, I wasn't going to wait for someone to make me successful. I was going to make myself successful, my rules, my way. Plus, of course, a little naivety--like most newbies have--in turn helped me realize how much I love the book production side of things. Did I know everything from the start? No way. Was I immediately kicking literary butt? Not a chance. Did I get punched down to the curb a few times? Still got the scars. But you know what? I'm glad I did. As a result of hard work and God's blessing, my company--through which I publish myself and others--has now inked three mass market reprint deals, two being handled by Simon and Schuster, the other being handled by Source Books. We just signed a TV/film management deal with Hughes Capital Entertainment and already are getting Coscom's books ready for TV, film and video game adaptation plus another cool thing that I can't talk about yet.
Going indie wasn't about aggrogance or anything. I'm an entrepenuer. I'm very hands-on. Is it hard work? You betchya. Is it rewarding? All the way. Do I plan on changing my ways and going traditional at some point? Yes and no. No, in that I will always be independent in my creating and publishing. Yes, in that if I can form partnerships with other firms that'll take my independent creations and those of my authors to new heights, I will sign on to those partnerships.
I do want to take this moment to point out to those reading this--and especially newbie writers--that you shouldn't get caught up in the eBook hype and go indie because it looks good from where you're at. Do your research. Talk to those who are indie, both successful and not so successful. Learn, learn, learn first. Please do. Like I'm making known these days around the Net, self-publishing isn't just "upload and go." Not real self-publishing anyway. End rant.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
As a publisher, unfortunately my leisure book time is next to none. Any outside reading I do is all comics and graphic novels, and I'm digging it. Been a superhero nut all my life. But in terms of book-books, I will side with my team of authors because they are who I read more than any others out there, guys like Keith Gouveia, Lorne Dixon, Eric S. Brown, Paul A. Freeman, Gina Ranalli, W. Bill Czolgosz, Frank Dirscherl, Ryan C. Thomas and Adam Rann.
Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords
Zombie Fight Night: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003V8BTVC/themaniworlof-20
Magic Man Plus 15 Tales of Terror: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003UV8N1Y/themaniworlof-20
Blood of the Dead: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003V8BTW6/themaniworlof-20
General A.P. Fuchs at Amazon Kindle link: http://amzn.to/bLCBty