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Author 2 Author Marketing With Brandon Zenner - The After War Tour

Book Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian. Can fit in Thriller, Literary, and Science Fiction (not so much on the sci-fi part, but I know Dystopian is usually categorized under Sci-Fi).
Publisher: Brandon Zenner
Release Date: October 20, 2016

Book Description:
Two years have passed since mankind faced extinction. 

Brain Rhodes and his cousin, Steven, are leaving the protection of their underground bunker for the first time, after a cataclysmic war and unrelenting disease ravaged the earth. 
On the other side of the North American continent, young Simon Kalispell is leaving the safety and seclusion of his cabin deep in the woods, traveling with his aging canine companion, Winston. 

For individual reasons, these men are traveling east, where the fragmented lives of a small number of survivors will soon be decided by the choices of a corrupt few. 

Simon Kalispell and Brian Rhodes are not yet aware, but the strength that resides inside them will soon be tested, and destiny will call for their fates to be forever intertwined.

The number one question that I often get is what should I do to market my book? We get the best advice from those that published before us, and we all were once in the shoes of the authors that ask that question.

Please share your number one marketing tip for new authors to help them get their book in front of more readers.

Marketing is by far the hardest part of being an independent author. It is all too easy to assume that once your book is out there, people will flock to it. But that is hardly the case. And when it comes to marketing, what works for one author may not work for the next. So my number one tip, and this may not come off as marketing, but believe me it is— have your book completely polished from cover to cover.

What do I mean by that? Well, not only do you need a professionally designed cover, you are going to have to make an investment into your book by hiring editors, proofreaders, and formatters. It is a mistake made all too often, that authors forgo hiring an editor, thinking their own read-throughs will suffice. But that is rarely the case. Word of mouth is the best form of marketing, and it all starts with having a presentable book that people will want to spread the word about. Just a few typos are enough to turn peoples backs, regardless of the books material. Reviewers love to point out grammatical errors, even when giving an otherwise positive review. Those comments will hurt future sales and your reputation.

If you want to succeed as an author you need to have faith in your material, and it all starts by hiring people who will help make your writing stand out. You can check out for lists of editors, designers, and publicists who do freelance. Also check out for amazing and cost efficient formatting. They also offer editing and proofreading at a great cost. Lastly, check out to see hundreds of premade covers that won’t break the bank. He also does commission jobs, and I have used him for all of my covers.

Best of luck,

Brandon Zenner  

Author Bio:
Brandon Zenner is an American fiction writer and an Amazon best selling author. His short fiction has been published in both print and online publications, the first being submitted when he was 19 years old. THE EXPERIMENT OF DREAMS, his debut eBook thriller, has reached Amazon's best seller list many times. His second novel, WHISKEY DEVILS, was released in early 2016. THE AFTER WAR, a dystopian thriller, was released in fall 2016. His genres of choice are thrillers, crime, dystopian, and science fiction.

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2 Responses to "Author 2 Author Marketing With Brandon Zenner - The After War Tour"

James Tarantin said...

James learned that if one is to quit on him or herself, then he or she quits also on his family, country and the future of others. Even as a teenager, James almost never went clubbing. He developed a passion for reading Constitutions

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