Tips for Effective Book Blurbs
It is very important for a book writer to invest in a good book blurb as that might be the deciding factor a for a customer taking out their money to make a purchase. If new to book writing you must be wondering what a blurb is if you have not come across before when learning. This is the copy at the back of the back of the cover that lets the potential reader in on what the book is about. The blurb needs to capture the attention of the person checking out the book. A good blurb will help you secure publishers and agents too it’s not only limited to customers alone, it’s like casting a wide net. Most authors when looking for an agent will use a blurb, if the agent finds the blurb captivating then they will take the author under their wing.
Make no mistake crafting the ideal blurb might take some serious amount of effort, you might have to do it over and over again in different ways. With the following guidelines you are on your way to create a good blurb that will win the approval of many people for sure. You need to keep the blurb short because if it’s very long ‘it will be probably be boring to the reader, one hundred to two hundred and fifty words should do it and incorporate the whole of the book. If your blurb does not have the spice then it will not be tasty , try best to capture the mood, the conflict and the scene. Each story will have a good angle from which it can be approached from so find the best one for your story and make a blurb from there.
A good blurb will first give a hint about a conflict and develop mounting tension as it goes on such that the reader is left with a thirst to read more. Every book stands out in its own way , for your book take that and use it to your advantage when it comes to the blurb. Question marks in the blurb especially on the ending part will be very effective in creating curiosity and the yearning for more. The blurb will serve its purpose better with more action verbs than adjectives and adverbs. Make sure that your blurb is grammatically on point , simple errors of grammar will sell you short. Be ready to write and rewrite the blurb while showing it to different accomplished writers and get their feedback , they could reveal something that could change your blurb. Keep your blog as your work is, if your sugar coat it you will lose out in your career.