The guys have been teasing this episode for a while, and it’s finally here. On this episode, J. and Zach go in-depth about why and how they are publishing a free digital magazine for post-apocalyptic fans and building their own network to engage with those people in. You will learn about the potential of content marketing for fiction and more:

  • Some of the exciting things happening over on the Patreon
  • The Essentialism system and how you can use it to streamline your author life
  • How dark stories can help us cope and even bring us hope + why the guys have immersed themselves in the world of post apocalyptic fiction
  • The power of giving to your audience and how to become the best in your genre by focusing on reader experience and community building
  • Why Molten Universe Media has expanded to include new authors
  • How content marketing for fiction can propel your author career to the next level

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The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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