Friday, March 8, 2013

Author Pages? Have You Checked One Out Lately?

I enjoy reading about the authors of the books I purchase. YES, I do read the back cover blurb about the author. I also check out their bio's on amazon, goodreads and where I happen to purchase their books.

CREATION OF YOUR - BIO's

It's best to create at least 3 different Bios and keep them to a paragraph tops.

(1) Create Your Website Bio (keep in mind that this is your professional Bio that may be researched by people seeking you for speaking engagements, follow on work, to showcase your books in their to stores or libraries.)

(2) Create Your Book Seller's Bio (this one is for your readers and will be posted on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc) So make it fun since you are speaking to your readers.

(3) Create Your Book Bio (this one is written inside your books. Shorter than a paragraph and fun, personal to your readers.)

WHERE TO PUT IT

Wherever you sell your books, make sure you attempt to find out how you can create an author BIO or Profile for your readers.

If you can add a Book Trailer - then do so!

If you can add other links to your works, do so!

Remember - IF they have a way for you to upload your bio - then DO IT!

Also, here's some places I put my BIO that you may consider:

- Goodreads
- Bookbuzzr
- Smashwords
- Amazon
- B&N
- Jack Flap
- YAlitchat.org
- Ezine

DON'T SKIMP! The picture counts.

Please, when doing a Bio, take a professional picture. You can go to JC Pennies, Walmart or anywhere to get a nice picture of yourself. It's sad when an author has a great Bio, but the picture is grainy or dated.

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3 comments:

Summer Ross said...

I think I have two different ones created- but never really thought about three. Great post!

T. R. Graves said...

Great information. Thanks for supporting the Indie Author Series!

DL Hammons said...

I checked out an Author page just this morning and I couldn't help but feel...I can do better that this. :) Just need the published book to support it!