Constructing a Good Book Blurb
A book blurb carries a lot of power when it comes to selling the book, you need to make sure that you write it in a way that every skimmer will find interesting. If new to book writing you must be wondering what a blurb is if you have not come across before when learning. The blurb is found at the back of the cover or at the page before the cover and it lets the customer know what the book is about. The blurb needs to capture the attention of the person checking out the book. Great blurbs can even capture the attention of agents and publishers to work with you if they like the quality of work you are putting out there. Like you send a resume to a potential employer , authors find agents through sending them blurbs from their book, if the latter finds it interesting then they will represent them.
To achieve the desired impression of the book the author might have to redo the blurb several times until it captures the book in the best way possible. Here are some tips that will help you come up with a winning blurb. You need to keep the blurb as short as possible at around one hundred to two hundred and fifty words but you need to make sure that you give a wholesome overview of the book. Do not make the blurb flat such that the reader cannot even finish reading it , give it some mood , conflict and the excitement that a reader will be looking for. There is an angle that you will approach your blurb at , depending on your story evaluate which is best.
A good blurb starts by giving a hint of conflict and mount the tension such that at the end of it all the reader will have to buy the book for the whole story. Look at your story and how it stands out from others in the same line, take that and use it to the maximum while on the blog. If possible make use of question marks in the blurb to create an intriguing effect on the reader. A blurb will be better with less adverbs and adjectives but more of action verbs to engage the reader. It might be very obvious but remember to check your blurb for any grammatical errors because that is a turn off. Write , rewrite and show it to different people for feedback ,the different feedback from people could inspire some creativity in you. Be truthful with your blog , exaggerating it will affect your work negatively.