Tag: book description
Think of your book description as the most important sales pitch of your life. Every word must count, every idea must serve to rope readers in. Too often, indie authors fall short and lose readers to a book with better promo copy.
Jacket copy is never going to be “perfect.” It’ll never capture everything you want readers to know about your book or your achievements as an author. So give up on trying to pack it all in and just accept the fact that this is supposed to be, much like the descriptions on a menu, a teaser. First throw your hands in the air, and then use them to karate chop all the extraneous elements into submission. What’s left over will be in fighting trim.
Jacket copy: that briefest of descriptions which must, at quick glance, convey to a potential reader all the brilliance and complexity of your book. Yeah, no pressure!
Your book is riveting, but your author bio is a snooze. If you're afraid this describes you, don't be too hard on yourself; plenty of brilliant authors freeze up when it comes to writing about themselves in sound bites.
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...