So you finished your book. Congratulations! That's a major accomplishment.
Now it's time to put together all the stuff you'll need to help you sell your book once it's published, including...
1. A short book description
There are a handful of reasons you'll need a short, compelling book description (one or two sentences at most): as a soundbite in interviews, as a teaser on your website, as the hook in your press materials and communications with folks in the publishing industry, and maybe even as the tagline in your email signature!
2. A longer book description
Once you've hooked 'em with the soundbite, they'll want to read more.