In our last post, we started a dialogue on assembling a winning book proposal. The title page,table of contents and concept overview were addressed. In case you missed it, the link is: http://www.theoutdoorepicurean.com/2013/10/book-proposal-2/.
Author Biography is the next component of the book proposal. Guidelines of biographies should only include your culinary experience, your writing experience and you savvy business know-how. Remember, you do not need a culinary degree to write a cookbook. Honesty of your qualifications speaks volumes.
This section of the book proposal explains why you are qualified to write a cookbook. Your biography should describe your influence in the culinary world. If you have a website dedicated to food, your social media presence or a food blog, provide the link to your biography. Make it easy for the editor who is reading it.
The book proposal could include a list the cooking classes you might have taken at a community college. An lastly, demonstrate your abilities to write with examples.
A degree in Business or courses geared towards starting your business demonstrates your seriousness to the business of book writing. Remember, you are demonstrating your visibility in the food world.