A Little Help, Please

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.

Dan Alatorre


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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.

13 thoughts on “A Little Help, Please

  1. D P Alatorre seems like it might work for romance, imo. You could use just “Dan” for the humor- more casual. Maybe for the Children’s books, too, since childrens and family humor are different, but kind of fit together. Then your full name for horror. Those are just my thoughts- however you do it, it seems like a good plan!

  2. I like D P Alatorre for the horror. My wife has been nagging me since I started writing to change my name as it gets confused with Adele Parks, romance writer, which I am not lol. I think I might as she is still talking about it when I write this comment to you. lol

    1. I think any change will seem odd for a while and then you’ll just get used to it. People who knew you under one name will know you under the other and not make a big deal of it; people who are just discovering you will see in the “about the author“ section that you write under different names for different genres and it won’t be too hard for them to find you because you’ll tell them the name right there.

      That’s my plan.

      But I think it’s a subtle difference that will allow people who are just looking for your stuff in a certain genre to be able to find it quickly and easily. Then if they decide they want to explore, you’ve made it easy on them as well. But it should ultimately unclutter my author page for anybody who’s just finding out about me.

  3. Hi Dan, I use the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle for my adult and supernatural books. I have one novel and one anthology under that name. My new book, A Ghost and His Gold will also be published under that name. I use Robbie Cheadle for my children’s books and poetry. There are some challenges to having two variations of your name. One, you have spent a lot of time and effort building your author brand, when you change your name, you basically start over. Even if you have a head start because you have a good following, you still have to work hard at it. I did it early so I think that has made it easier for me and I’m glad I did it now that my adult brand is more established. Secondly, I had to create second profiles for everything, Twitter, FB, WP, Goodreads and AMazon, although my two Amazon accounts are linked so if you find my Robbie Cheadle account you will find my adult books and vice versa. You have to rebuild your relationships on each and every one of those profiles. It is hard work. Worth it if you don’t mind doing the time. I also have to maintain both. I have two computers and each one is set up with the different profiles to make my life easier. There is no way I could flip between two profiles on one machine.

    1. You are part of what gave me the idea. When I saw this lady do it, too, I was like, that’s what I should do.

      As far as all the profiles and all that, I don’t do enough social media to really worry about it. Setting them up will be the hardest thing. I see you doing a lot on various social media outlets but since I know you under all the different names, I just know it’s you and never give it a thought as to which version of you is actually doing it! Maybe that’s why I see you so much.

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