I write in several genres – and at times, that’s hurting my marketing and my Amazon author page…
so I thought I might change things up.
Several authors I’ve seen use a slight variance on their name when they write in a second genre. I never did this because i wanted all the eyeballs headed to the same place…
but that might be a mistake.
Thriller eyeballs want to easily find more thrillers.
Horror readers want to quickly find the next horror book.
One author I saw writes thrillers under a name similar to LG Austen but writes her second genre under a name like Lisa Gene Austen. They are ion separate Amazon author pages; you don’t see any LG Austen books when you are checking out books by Lisa Gene Austen.
In each Amazon author bio she mentions that she writes other genre as well, and gives the other name.
IF I were to employ that strategy, WHAT names would be best to use – and for what genres?
Dan Alatorre will stay as the name my thrillers are written under.
Other variants of my name are:
Daniel P Alatorre
D Paul Alatorre
D P Alatorre
(Feel free to suggest another variation)
Genres I write:
Horror – I will continue to create new horror stories and anthologies
Family Humor – I have written several books in this genre but do not anticipate continuing to do so; nonetheless, they exist and a different name would help alleviate confusion and instill some clarity
Romance – I have written one book in this genre and will not likely be doing more, but I’d like to keep the option open
Time Travel – I have written one book in this genre and will not likely be doing more, but I’d like to keep the option open
Children’s books (Illustrated and non-illustrated) – they are fun and they are good, but I’m pretty much done writing these
That’s pretty much it. You can group the “pen name” to several genres that are similar audiences. I’d like to stay with 2 names, maybe three at the most.
My books are HEREon my Amazon page, if that will help.
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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