Your author bio can help make or break your writing career. Follow these simple steps to write a compelling bio that will not only help sell your current book but also create interest in future projects.
An author spends countless hours working on a project. There is joy and relief when the main content of the book is completed. Yet, there is still much work to be done!
The finishing aspects of your book will require the same focus and attention to detail as your content. Don’t overlook the importance of cover design, front book material, back of book synopsis, sales copy, etc.
Unless you are being published by a traditional publisher, you will have to do much of this work yourself. Paid access to our Christian Writer’s Club will walk you through the process of writing a book from start to finish with coaching along the way. Access is limited. Sign-up here for updates.
One of the most underestimated, elements of the book writing process is the author biography.
The author bio allows people to get to know you, establishes your authority, explains why they should listen to what you have to say, and helps you sell your products.
A well-written bio (with minor changes) will be used on your website, in sales copy, and in future products.
These principles can be adapted for use in projects other than books as well. Compare your existing biographical information on websites, brochures, etc. with the tips below.(more…)