RSS

Time to Write a Marvelous Biography

04 Sep

 

Antique Typewriter_SourcePDPhoto.org

Antique Typewriter_SourcePDPhoto.org

Writers nowadays have to promote themselves and their work more than ever before – online and in person. The online presence demands images as well as text, whether it is a biography on a website, a bio for your readers or an editor, or it is on social media sites. It should answer the question: Why is she/he a credible writer and knowledgeable about this subject?

Here are some tips:

–          Write max. 350 words about your publishing history

–          Avoid resume style, this is business writing

–          Mention awards, credentials, publication successes

–          Write either in the first or third person

–          It is all about your writing, not personal information

–          Include how you can be reached

–          Check out bios from as many other authors as you can find

–          Before you send it out: Edit, edit and edit more

Take the time to write a marvelous biography. You can use these lines for all your queries, for your publishing and social media websites, your book page on distributor’s sites and many more occasions, even the famous “elevator pitches”.

If you have written a book, contact me, send your writers biography, a cover image and a description of your work, and I will add it to this blog, certainly for free.

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 4, 2011 in Book Sales, Marketing

 

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: