Calling Attention to Yourself
Your qualifications are highlighted by any job, research, hobby, degree, award, personal experience, and more that is relevant to your subject. Let’s go over what works and what doesn’t in these categories.
If the work you do is relevant to your book, include it in your About the Author section. For example, if you’re the creative director of an advertising agency and you’re writing a book about successful marketing, it should definitely go in your bio. If you’re a financial consultant writing a book about debt reduction, put it in your bio. But if you’re a landscaper writing about Labrador Retrievers, leave it out. However, if your career makes you more marketable, it’s smart to put it in even if it’s ...