Professional head shots, courtesy of KWL

At the recent Self-Publishing Book Expo in NYC, indie authors got ready for their close-ups, each taking home a FREE set of professional author head shots.

The Kobo Writing Life team brought in local professional photographer Michael Benabib, who did an amazing job snapping pictures of conference attendees.

Michael Benabib, a professional corporate photographer, shoots SPBE authors

Michael Benabib, a professional corporate photographer, shoots SPBE authors

Kate Tilton, an Author Assistant and Social Media Manager, used her new headshot to update her Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

“A professional photo is one of the three things I recommend authors invest in. Cover, editing, and author photo,” Tilton says. “Your author photo reflects who you are as an author and having a professional photo shows you care about your work and you don’t cut corners! I’m so thankful for the author photos I received from Kobo Writing Life.”

“I'm so thankful for the author photos I received from Kobo Writing Life," says Kate Tilton.

“I’m so thankful for the author photos I received from Kobo Writing Life,” says Kate Tilton.

Benabib notes, “I love photographing authors because I don’t have to take ‘smiley’ photos. I can take pictures that show their intellect and innate thoughtfulness.”

He especially loved shooting at SPBE, because it allowed him to “meet a diverse group of authors – from horror novelists to children’s book writers. There’s no range limit within the Kobo Writing Life catalog!”

The conference attendees and KWL team enjoyed working with Michael, and highly recommend his services if you’re in the New York area and in need of a new head shot.

The unique offer was a resounding success, which we plan to replicate at future KWL events. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to get free head shots, sponsored by Kobo Writing Life!

US Manager Christine Munroe and Merchandiser Shayna Krishnasamy man the KWL table.

US Manager Christine Munroe and Merchandiser Shayna Krishnasamy man the KWL table.

 

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