Writing Book Blurbs That Sell

Writing a book blurb sounds similar to writing a synopsis, but on a smaller scale, so book blurbs often get lumped in the same category of 'I really don't ...

Author: Belinda Williams

Publisher: Belinda Williams

ISBN: 9780645169409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Enticing a reader to buy your book relies on an intriguing blurb that captures attention and encourages people to hit the ‘buy’ button. Unfortunately, not all book blurbs are created equal, and the difference between a good or bad book blurb can impact your sales. In this no-fuss, actionable book, you’ll learn the art of writing book blurbs with one main aim: to sell more books. Topics covered include: - What a book blurb is, and more importantly, what it isn’t - The essential components of a book blurb - What to include in a book blurb and what to leave out - Examples from a range of fiction genres - How a book blurb should look (and why) - The difference between fiction and non-fiction book blurbs - Terrific taglines, tone of voice, plus much more! Whether this is your first or twentieth book, your book deserves an impossible-to-resist ‘I want to read more’ book blurb that converts book browsers to readers and proves to the world that your book is worth reading. This book will show you how. Belinda Williams is a copywriter turned fiction author with more than twenty years of experience in marketing. She can switch from writing steamy romance to punching out attention-grabbing sales copy before you have time to say, ‘book blurb!’ With her unique skill set, she aims to help other authors market their books.

Writing Awesome Book Blurbs

To that end, here are the definitions to which you and I shall agree: Summary: I take this literally: to sum up the book. The entire book.

Author: Evo Terra

Publisher: JENTS LLC

ISBN: 9781938574030

Category: Education

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This book is not for dummies, but it is a guide for the modern indie author. Big Publishing spends big bucks on professional copywriters who make terrible books sound good. Meanwhile, indie authors can't get traction for their remarkable books, and inferior pulp with more spit and polish takes the spotlight. Most authors suck at writing sales and marketing copy for their own books. Not because they're terrible writers, but because writing copy is completely different from writing a book. The good news is these new skills can be learned. This book teaches the modern indie author how to write awesome sales copy. It's full of real techniques and easy to follow processes, not just theory and random examples that leave you struggling to find the connection. Best of all, it's just the right size to allow you to put these ideas to work immediately--and start selling more books!

This Is a Great Book

Activity 4-3: Deal the Cards “Deal the Cards” involves students in writing novel plot summaries and in determining important ideas.

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers

ISBN: 9781551383088

Category: Education

Page: 136

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"This Is a Great Book!" is rooted in the belief that having a wide range of "great" books to read is essential to student success as readers inside the classroom ... and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. It presents novels around popular themes and features guest voices that include innovative teachers, librarians, booksellers, and students. Numerous activities and literacy events form the core of this valuable resource. Reproducible pages include response activities, reflection tools, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of independent leisure reading, where students make choices based on their preferences and tastes. Experienced and new teachers will find fresh ideas and the tools they need to guide students to "great" books that will make a difference in their lives.

Models for Writing Year 6 Teachers Book Scottish Edition

Book Blurbssynopsis Functional Writing: to write a brief synopsis of a text for the back cover blui WRITING • Functional Writing: 1o write succinctly and ...

Author: Pearson Education

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602298777

Category:

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The Models for Writing books provide a complete programme to teach the writing process through shared, guided and extended work. Based on the National Literacy Strategy requirements, the books feature sentence-level focus, lively activities, and an easy-to-use solution for differentiation.

Take Me to Your Readers

See 35-Word Novel Summary template on page 87. ... main theme(s) of the novel Direct students to prepare a synopsis of the novel by writing a summary that ...

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551389271

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This thoughtful book is rooted in the belief that teachers can lead their students to develop their reading tastes and grow in their love of reading at the same time as supporting and stretching students in their meaning-making experiences. This practical resource highlights more than 50 instructional strategies that invite students to work inside and outside a book through reading, writing, talk, and arts experiences. It highlights the work of guest voices that include classroom teachers, occasional teachers, special education teachers, and librarians who share their best literacy practices. Take Me to Your Readers uses 5 essential areas to structure classroom experiences through children's literature: Motivation; Theme Connections; Genre Connections; Cross-Curricular Connections; and Response. Extensive booklists, teaching tips, a wide range of activities, and reproducible pages provide practical support. Ultimately, this book is designed to take teachers to their readers and start them on a lifelong journey through great books!

Write Your Own Nonfiction

Study back cover blurbs Studying the information on the back cover of a book—called the blurb—will help you write an effective synopsis.

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756541309

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Write Your Own Nonfiction is a Capstone Press publication.

Write Your Own Tall Tale

... back or inside cover of a bookcalled the blurb — will help you write an effective synopsis . A good blurb contains a brief summary of a book's content .

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756533759

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Writing tips and activities to help readers become writers of tall tales.

Creative Writing Kelly Style

USE THE THREE SYNOPSIS TO WRITE OUR BOOK FROM. 3. THE READER BEGINS AND THE WRITER TAKES OVER. 3. USE THE 7 WRITER'S TOOLS. 4. WRITE A BOOK SUMMARY 16.0.1.0 ...

Author: Kelly Chance Beckman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557054374

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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CREATIVE WRITING KELLY STYLE! THIS BOOK IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS ON CREATIVE WRITING. THE KELLY STYLE CONTAINS MANY NEW IDEAS AND FORMATS TO DISCOVER AND ADVANCE YOUR WRITING SKILLS. IT CONTAINS WHAT MANY WRITING AND "HOW TO" BOOKS FAIL TO INCLUDE, WHICH ARE THE REAL WORKING WORLD OF THE CREATIVE WRITER AND HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN CREATIVITY AND STYLE. IF YOU DREAM OF BEING A WRITER, USE THIS BOOK AS YOUR GUIDE FROM BEGINNING STEPS TO THE ADVANCED STEPS OF PUBLISHING AND MARKETING YOUR BOOK. 20 NEW KELLY STYLE FEATURES ARE PROVIDED. MULTIPLE EXAMPLES AND CLASS EXERCISES EXPLAIN THE "HOW TO" PROCESS. LEARN ABOUT IDEA GROUPS, NEW TECHNIQUES, PLOT AND DRAMATIZATION. YOUR BOOKS BECOME ALIVE WITH GREAT CHARACTERS AND DIALOGUE. IN ADDITION, 30 KEYS STEPS ARE PROVIDED ALONG WITH ADVICE AND LITERARY READINGS. 13 NEW CHECKLISTS HELP TO AVOID QUALITY ERRORS. NOW YOU CAN WRITE THAT GREAT NOVEL, DESIGN THE COVER, PUBLISH IT, MARKET IT AND FIND MORE WORK AS AN AUTHOR. BUY IT! USE IT! LOVE IT!

Word by Word

Exploring Novel Words 100-Word Book Blurb 100 words provides an opportunity ... When preparing a novel synopsis, the writer needs to • Summarize the plot ...

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551389387

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Make words the core of classroom instruction and engagement; day by day, word by word. This practical resource is designed to help students discover why word choice and language matter as they build vocabulary across subject areas, gain confidence in word usage, and increase their understanding of word patterns. This practical book shows you how to motivate students to become passionate about words and develop strategies to help them grow in language and learning skills. Ideal for new and experienced teachers, Word by Word is committed to helping students develop innovative ways to explore and make meaning with words.

Write Your Own Fable

Study back cover blurbs Studying the information on the back cover of a book—called the blurb—will help you write an effective synopsis.

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756541286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Write Your Own Fable is a Capstone Press publication.

The Writer s Relief Field Guide To Literary Agents

Writers often hate the job of writing a book synopsis. ... rush through their minds: What is a literary agent looking for in my synopsis or summary?

Author: Writer's Relief

Publisher: Writer's Relief

ISBN: 9780991301591

Category: Reference

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Whether you’re a new writer or a veteran author, finding a literary agent is the best hope for getting your book published. But, as any writer with a book project will tell you, capturing the attention and interest of a literary agent is easier said than done. You need a guide. The Writer’s Relief Field Guide To Literary Agents offers industry-insider secrets, tips, and advice on how to find the best literary agent to represent your book, including: · Do I even need a literary agent? · What literary agents do—and don’t do · Identifying the right agent for your book · The ultimate literary agent lure: The irresistible query letter · Red flags to watch for and avoid · How to best handle agent requests, rejections, and uncertainties · Make-or-break questions to ask your literary agent · Literary contracts—what you must know BONUS SECTION: The how, what, and why of author platforms It’s all here! In an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide based on over 20 years of publishing industry experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this essential handbook and get started on your pursuit of the ultimate author prize: a literary agent and publishing contract!

Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

Writing. a. synopsis. When publishers and literary agents ask for a synopsis ... It might help to refer to book blurbs, or plot summaries in reference books ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472928665

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. New articles in the 2017 edition on: Stronger together: writers united by Maggie Gee Life writing: telling other people's stories by Duncan Barrett (co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller GI Brides) The how-to of writing 'how-to' books by Kate Harrison (author of the 5:2 Diet titles) Self-publishing Dos and Dont's by Alison Baverstock The Path to a bestseller by Clare Mackintosh (author of the 2015 Let Me Go) Getting your lucky break by Claire McGowan Getting your poetry out there by Neil Astley (MD and Editor at Bloodaxe Books) Selling yourself and your work online by Fig Taylor Then and now: becoming a science fiction and fantasy writer - Aliette de Bodard Writing (spy) fiction - Mick Herron Making waves online - Simon Appleby All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling Foreword to the 2017 edition by Deborah Levy.

Creative Writing

It might help to refer to book blurbs, or plot summaries in reference books such as ... Also, if what you're writing coincides with any major anniversaries, ...

Author: Casey Clabough, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615645251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Creative writing may be the ultimate form of self-expression. Whether the reader is a creative writing student or someone who feels compelled to create stories and poetry in their free time, Idiot's Guides: Creative Writing helps them master the basics of fiction and creative nonfiction and write more effectively. Readers will learn how to: - Create the fundamental elements of good fiction of creative nonfiction, including plot, character, point of view, setting, dialogue, style, and theme. - Write various types and genres of creative writing, including novels, short stories, plays and screenplays, poetry, book-length and article-length narrative nonfiction, memoirs, and more. - Hone their writing skills and boost their creativity with writing prompts and exercises.

Write Your Own Myth

Most important of all , the blurb help you write an effective synopsis . A makes readers want to open the book good blurb contains a brief summary of and ...

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756533724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Writing tips and activities to help readers become writers of myths.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2018

It might help to refer to book blurbs, or plot summaries in reference books such as The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7th edn 2009), or online, ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472935045

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge New articles in the 2018 edition on: - Writing popular history by Tom Holland - Editing and writing by Diana Athill - Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern - Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers - The health and wellness market by Anita Bean - Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham - How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin - First Chapters by Emma Flint - Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin - How to make a living by Alison Branagan All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling

The Write to Read

We took a class vote on how many would read their books based on the summary or the excerpt and discussed which of the two was more effective and why.

Author: Lesley Roessing

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452273730

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Use reader response strategies to help students build understanding of complex literary and informational text, and provide supporting evidence in their writing—all goals of the Common Core.

Writing the Fiction Synopsis

The words they would type in to find your type of book are your keywords, and you should try to incorporate those words in your blurb.

Author: Pam McCutcheon

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

ISBN: 9781611944471

Category: Reference

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Never dread a synopsis again! Pam McCutcheon, multi-published author and acclaimed guru of the synopsis, guides you step-by-step through the process of creating the synopsis you need to understand your novel and market your manuscript. Updated and revised, this second edition is organized as an interactive workbook using extensive examples and worksheets to help you create and understand: What a synopsis is and why you need one What to put in your synopsis, what to leave out, and why How to include plot and character development in your synopsis How to add tone, mood, and considerations important to your genre Three methods to start your synopsis The key to a good synopsis How to write a back cover blurb How to use the plotting board to build your synopsis "Bravo! Pam McCutcheon has decoded the synopsis! Writing the Fiction Synopsis is packed with useful information helpful to both the professional and novice writer. I wish I'd had this informative book years ago. Writing the Fiction Synopsis is a must-have tool for all writers. Pam McCutcheon has given a writers a cure for the synopsis headache." -- Maggie Osborne, award-winning author of more than 40 books "I'd been to Pam McCutcheon's online workshop on synopsis and found it really helpful, so I bought this book, too. (Watch out everyone, I'm going to gush.) This is by far the best book I've ever seen on writing a synopsis!! And like you and many others, I've gone nuts trying to get my synopsis to say what it needs to say in an interesting and concise way without making it a yawner. I'm also one of those authors who writes a rough synopsis as a road map after I've written about 3 chapters of a book to keep me on track. This book makes it so easy. If you buy one book on writing a synopsis, buy this one." -- Lisa Mondello, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "Writing the Fiction Synopsis is destined to be a classic!" -- Karen Fox, RITA-nominated romance author

Write Your Own Legend

Study back cover blurbs Studying the information on the back cover of a book—called the blurb—will help you write an effective synopsis.

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756535698

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Teaches readers how to add magical and mysterious elements to the lives and deeds of legendary figures.

Write Your Own Biography

Study back cover blurbs Studying the information on the back cover of a book - called the blurb — will help you write an effective synopsis .

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 075653366X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Writing tips and activities to help reades become writers of biographies.