What began as a grad school hobby is now a top food blog, with millions of readers coming to her site for easy weeknight recipes and simplified gourmet meals. Ryan is a graduate of the premier Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), among other military training courses, and has taught snipers and police sharpshooters from around the world.She lives and continues to cook non-stop in Los Angeles, with her baby corgi, Butters. Ryan has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to explain complex topics in a simple and digestible way.
Refer back to them when you start writing – and you’ll have a persuasive, engaging author bio that wins more fans and sells more books in no time!
Mish Slade is the founder of copywriting agency Mortified Cow – which takes a decidedly different view on how businesses should promote themselves.
The advice in this post is aimed at your bio on your individual book pages (although much of it will still be relevant to your main “Author Page”). If your book is a contemporary romance novel with a middle-aged female protagonist, the personality and content of your author bio will be markedly different from if you’re writing about tax-deduction strategies for real estate investors.
: “Chungah Rhee is the founder, recipe developer, and photographer of Damn Delicious.
When you wrote your Amazon book page, how much thought did you put into the author bio? Instead, those who end up on your book page will rely on a few key details to help them determine whether or not to buy it.
Did you quickly throw together some random sentences just so you could finish the page and hit “publish”? Those details are: book reviews, book description, and author bio.
And hopefully, my bio does a great job of conveying it.
Using humor and an upbeat manner, I hope I’ve created a dialogue that lets Kindlepreneur readers know exactly who I am as a writer for this site in 34 words.
I’m assuming you’re not Grisham, or Godin, or Ferriss, or Fleming (that last one would be particularly difficult to achieve) – which means very few people other than your mom will buy the book purely because you’re the author.
Unless you’re a household name, the author bio matters!