Part of an author’s life these days is the sometimes torturous task of branding. Which really translates into, how can I present myself in a way that won’t make people want to punch me or look away in disgust? Nobody wants to buy books from people they hate. That’s the first rule of author branding. So along those lines. I need your help choosing an author photo for Banshee Worm King: Book Five of the Oz Chronicles. Using minimal photoshopping to hide nose and ear hairs, I’ve come up with these two possibilities. Which version of me would you buy a book from? BTW – As long as it’s conversational, I can totally end a sentence in a preposition.
If this is the final cover design for Book Five of the Oz Chronicles, I would be very surprised. What do you think?