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This blog has long been a friendly place to come and learn, and what better way to learn than to ask?

You have questions. Writer stuff, marketing, motivation, you name it.


Your questions. Your challenges. Your issues.

If I don’t know, we’ll put it out to my vast network of author friends and get an answer. Or I’ll make something up.


Many people helped me when I was starting out because I was willing to ask what I needed to know.

That shortened my learning curve substantially.

– Dan Alatorre

So go ahead. Ask me anything.

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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.

4 thoughts on “You have questions. Ask away.

    1. Schedule your free day after you schedule a free promotion through some sort of paid media. There are a few that I recommend but since they’re not paying me I’m not gonna do it publicly. I’ll tell you privately of course.

      There will be a bunch of downloads the day your free promotion runs, but it’ll be 10 times or 20 times the amount it would be because you’re using a paid media source. The next day you’ll sell a stack of books when the thing reverts back to its original price because a lot of people will have gotten become aware of it during its free day. It’ll show up on their radar screens but they weren’t able to buy it when it was free and they’re going to be intrigued and want to buy it. Also, because it did well as a free day, it will appear on some lists and that will also garner some interest.

      As for which day of the week to do it? People are almost superstitious about that type of thing. I’m not sure it really matters but I would say Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday. I figure people buy a book on Thursday to start reading it over the weekend. But there’s just as much logic to doing it on Monday.

      Only thing I would steer away from? Holidays. As in, don’t have your free promo go on Mother’s Day. A few days before Mother’s Day? Sure. On Mother’s Day? No. And that goes for most holidays.

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