Reading Debby’s post on book blurbing as well as Jack Eason’s post on the same subject I got to thinking about the blurb I’m currently writing for my novella, Not By Design and that got me searching the internet.
Here’s what I found
- Finally, consider why your book is different from the others – what is unique about your book and make sure to include it.
- When writing a novel, there are few selling tools as important as writing a solidly written blurb. Sure, the cover design creates intrigue, but, if you have caught a potential reader’s attention, the blurb is what will sell your book—and convert readers.
(Milena Canizares: writing-blurbs-for-novels.)
“… when writing a summary, make it snappy. Less is more. Don’t tell them everything, just the dramatic core of the story.
(Beth Bacon: 4 Easy Steps To An Irresistible Book Blurb)
- try to encapsulate the tone of your book in your blurb so that a reader can instantly tell what genre your book is.
(Silverwood books: How to write an inviting cover blurb for your book)
Of course, I’m not going to pass up this opportunity for a pre-publishing sales pitch. 🙂
Not By Design: A Feel Good Novella
In a life turned upside down, Felicity finds joy is sometimes just around the corner.
Ever since she first appeared in Getting To Mr. Right, Felicity Starr has been struggling to find her own kind of contentment. Now, at thirty-five and living in Rome, Felicity is about to break into the world of fashion design, and caught in a flurry of plans for her wedding when calamity strikes.
Her father’s sudden death brings into question the whole meaning of success. Then Marco, the man she’s about to marry, leaves her when he learns of her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
Forced to return to Montreal, Felicity finds her life thrust into unexpected turns. As she confronts the on-going challenges presented by her disease, she gains the strength to let go of old beliefs and face her inner truths.
Love, friendship and rewarding work come in different forms and Felicity finds it all in ways she never imagined – in a life that’s not by design.
Are you in the process of writing a book blurb for your book?