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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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Chapter 12
About the Author
In This Chapter
• Establishing why you are the right person to write this book
• Highlighting your qualifications
• Do you have expertise in a specific topic?
• About the Author examples
Think of the About the Author section as your biography, in 250 words or less. The agent needs to be introduced to you by scanning your one- to two-paragraph bio about who you are and why you have expertise in the area you are writing about. They need to know if you have related publishing and/or media experience, even if it’s on other topics. And they need to see additional support for your credentials in the form of an attached resumé/CV if it boosts your bio.
In this chapter, we’ll explore the elements that make up the About ...

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