Keep an Author Bio Sheet Handy for Media Opportunities

Author InterviewsI’m all about streamlining processes to make myself more efficient and organized. As an author and business professional, I find that I often need my bio for a book, article, or blog post I might be writing, or for media inquiries or upcoming talks I’m giving.

For years I have kept a bio sheet on my desktop so I can easily copy and paste my bio for whatever circumstance is necessary. It includes several versions of my bio—short, medium, and long—to fit various requirements. Having this simple Word document handy ensures that my bio is consistent and prevents me from having to re-type it over and over. Not a week goes by that I don’t use this file for something!

By the way, this information should also be added to a page on your website, making it easy for media pros or people who book you for speaking engagements to access your information.

Here are examples of what I have in my bio sheet. You will see slightly different versions of the bio depending on the purpose each will serve:

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business, Booked Up! How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business, LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business, From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products, and The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books. Stephanie is also CEO of http://AuthorityPublishing.com, specializing in custom book publishing and social media marketing services, and http://BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com, and Wired magazine, and she is a blogger for Forbes. For author and speaker details visit http://StephanieChandler.com.

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business, Booked Up! How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business, and From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products. Stephanie is also CEO of http://AuthorityPublishing.com, specializing in custom book publishing and social media marketing services, and http://BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine, and she is a blogger for Forbes.

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business. Stephanie is also CEO of http://AuthorityPublishing.com, specializing in custom book publishing and social media marketing services, and http://BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine, and she is a blogger for Forbes.

Stephanie Chandler is a blogger for Forbes and the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business. Stephanie is CEO of http://AuthorityPublishing.com, specializing in custom publishing for nonfiction books and social media services.

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