Work harder 

Colleen Landry became a friend through her hilarious blog so naturally when she co authored a book with Odette Barr and Beth Wetherbee, I interviewed them on Writers Off Task With Friends. 

But watching the EFFORT in marketing these ladies have put forth for their book is amazing. 

It’s like they’re always doing something. 


Book signings. Radio appearances. Book readings. 

They’re always doing something! It never stops. 

And it’s not like YOU wouldn’t appear on Good Morning America if GMA called. But Colleen (pronounced CO-leen, like co-conspirator, not CALL-leen like normal people) and company know the little things lead to the big things. 

So they DO the little things. 

She’s my friend so I’m gonna shout about her but they are earning it. No venue is too small – as in, they’re willing to do WHATEVER it takes. 

Too often we piss and moan about our book not doing well but Little Red Hen is over there doing stuff we’re turning our nose up at. 

I’ve seen it happen too many times and I’m guilty of it myself but GET OFF YOUR ASS and market that book! If it’s not selling the way you want, do more work, not more complaining. 

Each book sold is an honor and you aren’t entitled to any of them, you earn them all. 

Ask everyone you know how to do more and then do it. 

I’m so proud of Colleen and Beth and Odette’s work ethic and so happy to have author friends like them – to inspire me to work harder. Because they do.

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.

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