From the moment you set pen to paper or opened your favorite word processor you stepped into the world of shameless self-promotion.
Part of Shameless Self Promotion is your Bio, Blurb and Excerpt. Three things you will need no matter how you intend to get your book in front of new eyes.
Your Cover Letter
If your targeted publisher accepts complete manuscripts without the formality of a Query Letter, then you will want to adapt your Cover Letter to include information about you, as an author. Mention previous publications and expertise. (Include these things only if this is your Cover Letter in this case is your First Contact with the Publisher or Agent). Do not repeat this information if you already sent a Query Letter.
The first paragraph should be very close to what you would write for a jacket blurb. Unlike the Synopsis, do not give away the ending. In this blurb, you don’t want to talk about yourself, you want to sell your book.
This is a list of things to write and file for your submission packets.
Having these items will save you a lot of time during your submission process.
Knowing Where to Start Your 2020 Writing Goals
We aren’t multi-taskers. We might think we are but physically and mentally we cannot be in more than one place doing more than one thing at the same moment in time. To make up for our inability to do several things at once, we can make lists. We can prioritize the lists.