Any authors/illustrators who would like to explore this should email me
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I got very lucky with my photos – I happened to have had some taken in 2008 (well before I got my first book deal) and I happened to have paid for the copyright to use them where and when I wanted to. Without planning to, I ended up with a selection of pictures I could use on my website, on Twitter – anywhere, really. And those photos have stood me in good stead because I have used them a lot. The trouble is that they are seven years old and I’ve…well, I’ve changed a bit since then. The example mentioned at the party I went to cited a photo that was thirty years out of date. So my question to you is: Does it really matter if your author photo is old? How often should you get a new one? As authors, are we getting unfairly judged by our covers?