Authors – get your media kits in top form! (What do you mean you don’t have one? 😮 )
Today, we continue our discussion of the author’s media kit. If you missed the earlier installments, click the links to catch up.
- Part 1: What Your Author Website is Likely Missing (a brief intro)
- Part 2: Author Media Kit, Part 2—The News Release
This post will cover the One Sheet and the Author Biography.
The One Sheet
The one sheet (also known as a sell sheet or pitch sheet) is a professional document that contains all the pertinent information of your book. As you probably guessed by the name, it should be no longer than one page.
This is the first, and possibly only, document someone will read after reading your news release. It should be punchy, carefully crafted and edited, and easily scanned so people can obtain pertinent information quickly.
Parts of a One Sheet (Not necessarily in this order—let design dictate composition)
- Book cover
- Book title
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