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Ryan Zee

Ryan Zee - Marketer

United States

I've helped over 3,000 authors grow their email lists & sales through creative book giveaways, Facebook Ads, chat bots, and more.

Overview

Hey there! My name is Ryan, and I've helped over 3,000 authors grow their email lists and following on sites like BookBub, including some of the top selling authors in every major fiction genre (Romance, Mysteries & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Christian Fiction, Literary Fiction, Young Adult).

(Unfortunately, if you don't have an email list or website, I'm probably not the best fit for you.)

In 2016, I created one of the largest book giveaway & lead generation sites for fiction authors, now with an email list of over 100,000 readers.

As a marketing consultant, I've been fortunate to work with a number of bestselling & highly acclaimed authors in a range of genres, including Andrew Gross, Mary Jo Putney, Julianne MacLean, Bruce Henderson, Sharon Guskin, and Charles Belfoure.

I'm interested in the following types of projects:

— Goal Driven Book Giveaways
— Facebook Ad Coaching
— Chatbots for Authors
— Email Marketing Fundamentals (Setup, Growth, and Automation)
— Author Membership Portals / Patreon Campaigns

Here are some nice things authors have to say:

“You’re a marketing genius!”
~ Patrice Wilton, NY Times Bestselling Romance Author:

“I just wanted to thank you… Our onboarding email had a 60% open and a 62% click-though. That’s pretty astounding. There’s nothing better than seeing real conversions.”
~ J.T. Ellison, NY Times Bestselling Thriller Author:

“Thank you so much for hosting our promotion. I am so impressed with how you handle things.”
~ Shirley Hailstock, Past President, Romance Writers of America

“Ryan really knows what he’s doing: his Facebook Ads have been amazingly effective. It’s a huge relief to know that people are hearing about your book and buying it because of Ryan’s wonderful marketing.”
~ Sharon Guskin, Author of The Forgetting Time

"Ryan has great instincts for book marketing."
~ Bruce Henderson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Services
Fiction
Christian Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Founder

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

In 2016, I created one of the largest book giveaway & lead generation sites for fiction authors, now with an email list of over 110,000 readers.

Nearly 3,000 authors have used our promotional services, including some of the top-selling names in romance, mysteries & thrillers, sci-fi & fantasy, Christian fiction, and Young Adult.

Founder

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

As a marketing consultant, I've been fortunate to work with a number of bestselling & highly acclaimed authors in a range of genres, including Andrew Gross, Mary Jo Putney, Julianne MacLean, Bruce Henderson, Sharon Guskin, and Charles Belfoure.

My work focuses on the ways authors can use tools like email marketing, Facebook Ads, giveaways and innovative solutions like chatbots to grow their platforms and drive interest in their books.

Projects

BookSweeps Book Giveaways

Browse the images below for examples of our book giveaways and promotional graphics.

Our email-list building giveaways typically generate between 600 - 1,200 email subscribers per author, while our BookBub giveaways produce anywhere from a few hundred to upwards of 1,000 new Followers.

Facebook Ads, Email Marketing, Website: THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross

I worked with NYT bestselling author Andrew Gross to create a Facebook Advertising campaign, re-design his website, and develop an email marketing strategy alongside the launch of his highly acclaimed World War II novels THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTEUR.

Facebook Ads: THE FORGETTING TIME by Sharon Guskin

For over two years, I have been successfully running image and video Facebook ads for Sharon Guskin's highly acclaimed novel THE FORGETTING TIME, reaching over 650,000 readers with an average cost per click (CPC) of less than 17 cents.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The One Man: The Riveting and Intense Bestselling WWII Thriller

Andrew Gross

“As moving as it is gripping. A winner on all fronts.”—Booklist (starred review) “Heart-pounding…This is Gross’s best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Poland. 1944. Alfred Mendl and his family are brought on a crowded train to a Nazi concentration camp after being caught trying to flee Paris with forged papers. His family is torn away f... read more

“As moving as it is gripping. A winner on all fronts.”—Booklist (starred review) “Heart-pounding…This is Gross’s best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Poland. 1944. Alfred Mendl and his family are brought on a crowded train to a Nazi concentration camp after being caught trying to flee Paris with forged papers. His family is torn away f... read more

The Forgetting Time: A Novel

Sharon Guskin

“What if what you did mattered more because life happened again and again, consequences unfolding across decades and continents?…A relentlessly paced page-turner and a profound meditation on the meaning of life.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan TrainWhat happens to us after we die? What happens before we are born? At once a riveting mystery and a test... read more

“What if what you did mattered more because life happened again and again, consequences unfolding across decades and continents?…A relentlessly paced page-turner and a profound meditation on the meaning of life.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan TrainWhat happens to us after we die? What happens before we are born? At once a riveting mystery and a test... read more

Not Always a Saint (The Lost Lords series Book 7)

Mary Jo Putney

“Adventure, passion and pure reading pleasure!” --Jo BeverleyAfter the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards. Most men would be thrilled to learn they've inherited a title and estate fro... read more

“Adventure, passion and pure reading pleasure!” --Jo BeverleyAfter the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards. Most men would be thrilled to learn they've inherited a title and estate fro... read more

xo, Zach

Kendall Ryan

The first time we met was at a party. Your ex arrived to show off the person he'd left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date. I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty--and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days. The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s ... read more

The first time we met was at a party. Your ex arrived to show off the person he'd left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date. I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty--and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days. The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s ... read more

Falling for You (A Bradford Sisters Romance Book #2)

Becky Wade

Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family's small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four ... read more

Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family's small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four ... read more

Rescue at Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II

Bruce Henderson

From the bestselling author of Hero Found comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale of daring, courage, and heroism that joins the ranks of Ghost Soldiers, Unbroken, and The Boys of Pointe du Hoc.In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese ... read more

From the bestselling author of Hero Found comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale of daring, courage, and heroism that joins the ranks of Ghost Soldiers, Unbroken, and The Boys of Pointe du Hoc.In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese ... read more

Christmas Miracles: A Color of Heaven Boxed Set for the Holidays

Julianne MacLean

From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes an inspiring, emotionally satisfying holiday duet: two full length Color of Heaven novels to fill your heart with comfort and joy this holiday season.THE COLOR OF THE SEASONBoston cop, Josh Wallace, is having the worst day of his life. First, he's dumped by the woman he was about to propose to, then everything goes downhill from there wh... read more

From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes an inspiring, emotionally satisfying holiday duet: two full length Color of Heaven novels to fill your heart with comfort and joy this holiday season.THE COLOR OF THE SEASONBoston cop, Josh Wallace, is having the worst day of his life. First, he's dumped by the woman he was about to propose to, then everything goes downhill from there wh... read more

Small Admissions: A Novel

Amy Poeppel

People’s Book of the Week “Perfect for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep.”—Booklist Top 6 Books You Need to Read—BuzzFeed Best Books to Give Every Book Lover on Your List—Town & Country In this witty, hilarious, and entertaining novel that’s “The Devil Wears Prada meets Primates of Park Avenue” (The New York Times), a young woman is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City ... read more

People’s Book of the Week “Perfect for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep.”—Booklist Top 6 Books You Need to Read—BuzzFeed Best Books to Give Every Book Lover on Your List—Town & Country In this witty, hilarious, and entertaining novel that’s “The Devil Wears Prada meets Primates of Park Avenue” (The New York Times), a young woman is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City ... read more

Christmas with the McRaes: Books 1-3 (The McRaes Series)

Teresa Hill

The first three contemporary romances in the series readers describe as "unforgettable."This boxed set includes the first THREE books in the bestselling McRaes series, plus a bonus novella. It's more than 1000 pages of deep emotion, surprising humor, and memorable family drama.TWELVE DAYS (Book 1)Twelve Days before Christmas, Rachel McRae opens her front door and a social worker puts a baby in... read more

The first three contemporary romances in the series readers describe as "unforgettable."This boxed set includes the first THREE books in the bestselling McRaes series, plus a bonus novella. It's more than 1000 pages of deep emotion, surprising humor, and memorable family drama.TWELVE DAYS (Book 1)Twelve Days before Christmas, Rachel McRae opens her front door and a social worker puts a baby in... read more

Snake Skin: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller Novel (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book 1)

CJ Lyons

An average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock... From New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons comes an irresistible read that's "everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense" (Lee Child). With over 400 five-star reviews!A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lu... read more

An average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock... From New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons comes an irresistible read that's "everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense" (Lee Child). With over 400 five-star reviews!A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lu... read more

Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series Book 1)

Matthew Mather

Read the novel voted Science Fiction Book of the Year*, now in development as a major motion picture. Nomad is the first book in a new four-part epic from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather.Humanity only has days to prepare. Can one family survive?SOMETHING MASSIVE IS COMING, and it's heading for Earth. That's what astronomer Ben Rollins is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in th... read more

Read the novel voted Science Fiction Book of the Year*, now in development as a major motion picture. Nomad is the first book in a new four-part epic from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather.Humanity only has days to prepare. Can one family survive?SOMETHING MASSIVE IS COMING, and it's heading for Earth. That's what astronomer Ben Rollins is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in th... read more

The Dark Ability

D.K. Holmberg

Exiled by his family. Claimed by thieves. Could his dark ability be the key to his salvation?Rsiran is a disappointment to his family, gifted with the ability to Slide. It is a dark magic, one where he can transport himself wherever he wants, but using it will only turn him into the thief his father fears.Forbidden from Sliding, he’s apprenticed under his father as a blacksmith where lorcith, ... read more

Exiled by his family. Claimed by thieves. Could his dark ability be the key to his salvation?Rsiran is a disappointment to his family, gifted with the ability to Slide. It is a dark magic, one where he can transport himself wherever he wants, but using it will only turn him into the thief his father fears.Forbidden from Sliding, he’s apprenticed under his father as a blacksmith where lorcith, ... read more

Starstruck

Brenda Hiatt

The middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict "aunt," she's not even sure who she is. M's dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably b... read more

The middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict "aunt," she's not even sure who she is. M's dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably b... read more

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