You know what’s really special?

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You know what’s really special about asking friends to do a blog post about your new book?

Well first of all, they do it. That’s pretty nice. Books sales are kind of a big deal. (Get your copy of The Navigators HERE)

But also, many of them don’t say nice things about the book…

they say things about you, too. And not just about you as a good writer but nice things about you as a person. Things they have picked up from reading your blog or comments you’ve made on theirs.

And on occasion when you have a new book come out, you get to ask a lot of your friends to help you market and promote it, so you might ask them to do a blog post or ask if you can do a guest blog post, or maybe they’ll review the book on their blog…

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Sixteen 5-stars review in 9 days. They can’t all be family members!

And then you inadvertently have the very soul-warming experience of reading all these nice things that people say about you. Over the course of the last week or so, I have had more than half a dozen friends use their blogs to say nice things about The Navigators and to complement me as a person.

I can’t tell you how humbling that is.

And to say it exceeded my expectations is minimizing it. I never expected that. Never. It nearly brought me to tears. More than once. And I appreciate it. Freaking Jenny created International Dan Day, for Pete’s sake! Who does that?

Friends, that’s who.

I say it all the time but only because it’s true:

You guys ROCK.

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

19 thoughts on “You know what’s really special?

  1. Enjoy it! 🙂 You certainly deserve it. I’ve not been following your blog that long but even I can tell what a great guy you are and I’m sure I’ll love the book when I start reading it :).

      1. :). I don’t just know you’re great from your blog, I’m not on twitter yet but somebody just showed me that you tweeted my review submissions page and a review I did! Thank you so much, you’re amazing to do that 🙂

          1. Thank you again :). I only started my blogging in December and was one of those people with little confidence in my own writing including writing reviews. What you did is so kind and a real confidence booster so thanks :D:D

            1. Well, that’s what friends do. They help each other.

              In my former job, I was able to take people and put them in sales positions and train them in what to do and help them achieve things they had never dreamed of. The feeling you get when you see that happen and when you were partly responsible, it is just gratifying to your soul.

              To do that here in any small way is the same thing. It helps, and it feels good. And if I can help people have the confidence to move forward with their writing and become the kind of writer I know they can be, then they benefit and I benefit. I need 100 good writers who all think I’m a good writer. I need 100 good friends all think I’m a good friend. That makes a person wealthy beyond Material riches

              1. Amazingly said and I completely agree, nothing compares to the feeling of helping somebody and having true and good friends. Thank you again for everything. Having such support makes me want to start writing creatively again :).

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