Today, I'm going to go over the Do's and Don'ts of writing a summary for your book!
You've spent a bunch of money (or immorally bribed a close friend) into making the perfect cover art for your novel. People are intrigued and they're tempted to pick it up.
And what's the first thing people do when they pick up a book?
They flip it over.
Once you've hooked the reader with an awesome book cover, you're halfway to making that sale. When they flip over your book, you've got t-minus 2 minutes to knock their socks off, or they're going to abandon that beautiful book of yours with all the other rejects.
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Since I just recently jumped into writing my own book blurb, I wanted to share with everyone all of the things I learned along the way.
Without further ado, let's jump right into it!
I'm weird because I thought this part was so exciting! I think it's important to be mindful while I'm reading a book, so that I can learn as a writer what works and what doesn't. The same should be applied to blurbs. How many back covers have you read in your lifetime? Probably a lot. But how many have you read and considered as a writer instead of a reader?
Probably not a lot.
In business, you always have to be on top of what's trending. To do that, you need to incorporate a little research into your routine. Since you might not be writing in the same genre as I am, I'm going to highlight what my research looked like so you can do it for your own genre.
Before I set out on writing the first draft of my blurb, I took to Amazon. I only looked at books in my target category and I only looked at successful books. Whether they were ten years old or ten days old, if the book made a big splash I took it into consideration. I then made a huge excel spreadsheet of the book title and it's corresponding