Continued: Develop Manuscript and Book Metadata
In the first chapter you were prompted to write the
first draft of your author biography. That may have been a
challenge. Being self-promoting and doing it in third person
just feels strange. You are basically introducing yourself to
potential readers, while at the same time including a searchable
keyword or two in there. The tone you use in your author bio
could tell readers what kind of book to expect from you.
Try to include something about:
• An early inspiration
• Your education or experience
• Your other written works
• What you are working on now
• An achievement, even something small,
that’s related to your book topic
• What you enjoy doing
One thing that is overlooked is being consistent with the
spelling of the author’s name. If you use your middle initial
in one place, remember to use it everywhere else too.
An author’s other works can help their audience keep
up with their current work. If you have books in different
genres it can be harder for readers to follow your work and
support you. By keeping this information up to date, you are
increasing the possibility of future sells of all your titles.