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:
- Jack Flap
DON'T SKIMP! The picture counts.
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