SelfPublishedAuthor.com will periodically present articles on metadata aimed to give the novice publisher helpful tips on crafting metadata for that very first title.
When writing an author biography, it is suggested to include the “writing” part of one’s life with a concentration on information that will never change. For example, graduation from a certain college or growing up in a certain town will never change. All throughout one’s life those facts will remain true. It’s best to stay away from the “family” or “personal” aspect of life, as these may change over time and you may not want to be reminded of a “significant other” from your past that is no longer with you but is referenced on the back of your first novel.
Other items that can be included are:
· Birth date
· Jobs during and after college as they pertain to your current writing career or have had an influence in following your “call to write.”
· Literary awards
· Literary organization memberships
· Recent works
· Articles or journals and where they were published
· Series titles
Remember to keep it short (under 100 words) and to the point so as not to lose the reader’s attention.