Which author photo will help me sell more books?


And now for something completely narcissistic and my least favorite part of publishing a book, THE AUTHOR PHOTO.  It was really embarrassing when I did the interview for MTSU’s student magazine, the Collage, and I couldn’t find any recent photos of me or even Mia for the article.  The ones on this blog were taken about four years ago, but they were all I had so they were forced to use them.  I’ve been actually trying to take more pictures in my real life so I’ll have something to look back on when I’m old and forgetful (which is about a year away).

That being said, The Closeout Kings will be hitting the market in the coming weeks, and I need a C. Hoyt Caldwell photo to go with the release.  I’ll post what I have below.  Let me know which one you like or if you don’t like any of the choices.  I have no preference.  Remember, I need one that will help me sell books or at the very least not drive readers away.

 

 

Option A

Option A

Option B

Option B

Option C

Option C

Option D

Option D

Option E

Option E

Option F

Option F

Option Brad Pitt

Option Brad Pitt

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4 thoughts on “Which author photo will help me sell more books?

  1. Since Brad Pitt is not an option..(just a teaser)…I would go with option A. Good luck with the new book!

  2. Option E & F, but in a pinch Option Brad Pitt will do.

  3. Ha – So far the only consistent vote getter is Brad Pitt. I may have to call his agent. 🙂

  4. Let’s put it this way…C-F show a gnarly GUN of an arm in them. If Hoyt is into that, go with one of those. E&F are of a “Kindly older gentleman”, which I don’t see Hoyt as. The hat is a must, I think, as is the expression on your face (over E&F).
    I like A&B, personally…but you remind me of a friend in them, so I’m particular to them. A&B also have more of a glare in your expression for a stronger personality.
    It depends on what you want to put across. Black and white for a minimalistic feeling. Color is softer on the eye.
    And as for Pitt…even HE doesn’t look like that anymore, so don’t feel badly.

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