In the publishing world, traditionally, authors don’t get second chances to put their books out. If they are unhappy with how it turned out, that’s too bad. It’s too expensive to make changes. Every so often, if the book sells out of its initial print run, they may have the opportunity to do a second edition. But this all depends on how popular the book is and if the publisher can make a profit off the new edition.
As an indie author, I consider myself incredibly lucky to have the opportunity for a do-over. Life After the Undead was originally published with another publisher, but since the contract only kept the rights for 3 years, when that time was up, I had the opportunity to get them back and publish with Booktrope. This allowed me to make the changes that were bothering me and improve the story.
Life After the Undead is one of my favorite books. It was a lot of fun to write, and I really like my characters. I love writing zombie stories. I’ve been obsessed with the undead since I was in junior high. I love how they make us question what it means to be human, and that is a question
I often explore in my stories. I am forever grateful to the first publisher for originally publishing the book. One of the awesome things about working with them was that I got to choose my own cover, and I had an artist friends paint it for me. Honest to goodness paint! It’s not every day you get a cover painted. The full-size painting is hanging in my house.
Still, I wanted the book to be the best it could be, and that meant fixing its flaws. I was able to do that with Booktrope, and even though I didn’t get to have my own cover created, I had a say in what was on it, and I think it turned out awesome.
There are pros and cons to republishing a book, but I was willing to take the good with the bad to make the story better. I was happy with the book when it first came out, but now I’m delighted with it. I hope readers are too.
About The Book:
Title: Life After The Undead
Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world. The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they’re migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new life.
Zombies aren’t the only creatures she has to be cautious of—the other survivors have a dark side. Krista must fight not only to live but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately, those she loves.
Join Krista in her quest to survive in this thrilling apocalyptic novel by Pembroke Sinclair.
About the Author
Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming–the home of 56 nationalities–it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.
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