One year anniversary of my first fictional release – “Another Sunset” (November 28, 2014)

Over the US Thanksgiving Holiday, my first fictional release – “Another Sunset” will celebrate one year in release – November 28, 2014.

Another Sunset by Jason Zandri

I am really excited at this milestone for a few reasons.

First, I never thought I’d get here. If you tried to suggest to me in the spring of 2014 that I would be a published author before the end of the year, I would have lightly laughed at the notion. I would have been wrong in laughing because that is exactly what happened.

I had the idea for “Another Sunset” in my head for over fifteen years when suddenly one summer, the summer of 2014, I simply decided “it’s time to write this”.

Since then I simply kept going and I am now four novels in release, one novella (“Before Another Sunset”) and one new title on the way for November. I am aiming for November 27th with “As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence” (The As Life Goes Series Book 2).

Second, for every one person that has put me down or tried to make me feel small at my success (inadvertently or intentionally) I have meet five more that helped me, gave me guidance, offered me their thoughts, lent me their expertise, or just let me whine and complain (to get it out of my system).

The gang over at Rave Reviews Book Club have gone a LONG way in getting me started “right”. Everything I learned there I might have learned over a few years time anyway, but the membership there allowed me an immense and immediate ramp up into the writing side of the literary world. Beyond that, I met a pretty diverse group of uber supportive people.

I have also met numerous more, very supportive people, across many Facebook groups that I am involved in. While there are many that are effectively “marketing only” (very little other interaction) there are a few that are of the discussion and support type. My favorite go to group (to which only half of my titles actually apply) is the Clean Indie Reads group

I guess as an additional point, it really is nice to see people buying your work. Am I selling tens of thousands of copies? Nope. I have to check my numbers again to see if I hit one thousand yet; I know I am really close. (Sales – if I coun’t books given away at events / contests / for reviews, etc. then I am 1,400+) If I can make one thousand sales before November 27th I’ll be happy I hit a stretch goal of mine.

With nearly 200 unique reviews at Amazon, GoodReads, B&N, and across various author / reader blogs, as far as I am concerned, I am a huge success.

Thank you for being a part of it and celebrating it with me.

Before Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 1)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T11GKYE/

Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 2)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QD2FQU8/

I Hero: The Beginning (The I, Hero Series Book 1)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y3LA41M/

I Hero: Nathan Returns (The I, Hero Series Book 2)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011AOPE64/

As Life Goes: Elementary (The As Life Goes Series Book 1)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZXVB7SK/

As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence (The As Life Goes Series Book 2)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017TBSD42/

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Three new reviews for Another Sunset as the current segment of the blog tour wraps

As my blog tour for “Another Sunset” wraps up (and the one for the “As Life Goes” series begins) I am excited to promote three new professional reviews; two FIVE STAR reviews and one four star review.

The TOUR LINE-UP for ANOTHER SUNSET is available via the 4WillsPublishing Author Services site and the reviews are available via Readers’ Favorite site

I am really looking forward to the extra exposure these three reviews bring to the book as well as the exposure the tour brings to all of my titles.

Readers Favorite
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Welcome to the ANOTHER SUNSET Blog Tour!

Please stay tuned over at 4WillsPublishing Author Services they are organizing, promoting, and servicing my three week blog tour for all my published work and a couple of efforts that are still unreleased.

This week is the ANOTHER SUNSET Blog Tour and we are on day three today over at Beth Hale’s blog.

Today ALSO marks the kick off of the Kindle Countdown Deal for “Another Sunset” – for the next seven days, until Monday evening August 3rd, you can get it for just $0.99. (After the deal ends it goes back up to the incredibly expensive regular price of $2.99).

So don’t wait! Now is your chance to get “Another Sunset” on sale.

Please be sure to stop by the ANOTHER SUNSET Blog Tour, visit all the guest sites that are hosting me, and read all about what I have going on.

Thank you so much for following, reading my blog, and being a fan of my work.

“I, Hero – The Beginning” propels my author rankings to all time high levels

With the release and the Kindle Countdown deal on the one month old “I, Hero – The Beginning” and my continuing sale of “Another Sunset” I have new author ranking highs on Amazon.

Here are my stats for “I, Hero – The Beginning”

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,590 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#23 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Mythology
#86 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superheroes
#115 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales

And the rest of my ranking are as follows:

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Goodreads Book Giveaway for TEN copies of Another Sunset

I am really excited regarding this current Book Giveaway For Another Sunset. The giveaways have helped me build my audience (along with other efforts that I have been engaging in such as being an active and engaged member at Rave Reviews Book Club among other things) – since the late November release of the book, six months ago, I have managed to receive 50 reviews at Amazon.

I have a few less at GoodReads (and some are duplicated from the Amazon reviewers and vice versa) but I am happy to have all the feedback. I think the details from those reviews speak for themselves.

Thank you all for making my first work a of fiction a great success; I am looking to the future for even bigger and better things with Another Sunset as the word spreads about the story to other readers.

That and I am also looking forward to calling more attention to my new release – “I Hero – The Beginning” which is on sale now.

In the meantime – here is the information regarding my Goodreads Book Giveaway for TEN copies of Another Sunset

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Another Sunset by Jason Zandri

Another Sunset

by Jason Zandri

Giveaway ends June 13, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win

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New records for “Another Sunset” and “Before Another Sunset” in the Kindle Store

Earlier this morning “Another Sunset” and “Before Another Sunset” set new records in the Kindle Store

“Another Sunset” is currently ranked #28,028 out of over one million books in the Kindle Store.

“Before Another Sunset” is currently ranked #34,824 out of over one million books in the Kindle Store.

I realize there is a lot of ambiguity in these numbers but it is something of a peer report and while it’s not a competition I am glad the book is holding well after nearly six months in release as I prepare to debut “I, Hero – The Beginning”

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