Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Oh, No. Not a Book Blurb! ...and June's Contest Question #1


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A book blurb is one of the most important items of a marketing plan. Without it, you will find it harder to "sell" your book to agents, editors, and readers. Here are a few thoughts on how to create an excellent one:


Introduce your main character(s). Use the names they'll go by in your book. Keep it simple. Unless it's absolutely necessary, you don't need to go into detail about their personality.
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Reveal the genre. Again keep it brief. Set the tone or mood of the book. Mystery? Romance? Sci-fi? Thriller?
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Reveal the main conflict. Most books have subplots but they won't need (usually) to be mentioned here. In one sentence show the problem. Will the detective be able to find the thief? Can the hero save the heroine's life (or vise versa :) ) etc. Many times this will begin with one of these words:  Until. But. However.
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Hook the reader’s curiosity.  Is all lost when another man shows up and does what the hero should have done? Is the detective a failure because his main suspect turns out to be innocent?
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Give the reader a hopeful possible. This "longshot" will give your reader hope that all is not lost and keep them reading.
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Book blurbs should not be too long nor too short. Fifty words at most; Twenty-five to thirty words is a perfect sized blurb. Keep to these main facts, edit and you should have a winner. 


Happy Writing!





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Contest Question #1



REMEMBER TWO Important THINGS:

YOU MUST ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS OF THE MONTH 
to be considered for the monthly prize

You Must check back here on the last Wednesday of the month to see if you've won.
I will usually share the blog link on my Facebook author page, but it's YOUR obligation to contact me here on the blog with your mailing information (or you can let me know you'll share it with email or private message on FB)



June's First Question:
What special things do you have planned for THIS month to celebrate the first month of summer vacation from school?




Don't forget to share this site!

PRIZES?

To celebrate the ending of the school year and
the beginning of summer vacation for children,
I'm giving away--

A print or kindle copy of the first book of my husband's CHIPPER series:


The Adventures of Chipper:
Chipper Learns a Lesson

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Don't forget to share!


Have Fun!


Blessings!!

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Oh, No. Not a Book Blurb! ...and June's Contest Question #1

A book blurb is one of the most important items of a marketing plan. Without it, you will find it harder to "sell" your book ...