An author bio can and should encourage a reader to pick up your book and read it. A poorly written bio might discourage a reader from taking that step, so it’s important to put some thought into writing an author bio. The exercise of writing a bio is a lesson in being comfortable writing about yourself. It might not be an easy exercise, especially if you are branding yourself as an expert in the subject matter your book is about. Authors should embrace this challenge and think about what’s important for their readers to learn about them. With some practice, it should all fall into place.
Once you’re done with the bio it’s always a good idea to have some friends or colleagues read it and give you honest feedback. Writing an author bio for the first time should be the most challenging. You will most likely re-write your bio several times within the first year and more throughout your career. Feel free to comment on this article and share it with other authors.
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