As I nervously await the return of my manuscript from my editor, I’ve been working on those other things writers have to deal with if they decide to publish via an e-book platform. Those of you who have gone down this path know how frustrating this is.
The book cover is almost complete, thanks to some great feedback from some friends, but there is one thing left to do. I have to write a blurb for the cover.
It is hard.
I’ve searched Google for every piece of info on how to write a blurb I can find. There is a wealth of “do this and don’t do that” out there, but one thing stands out. While a book cover is important and an exceptional editor is invaluable, blurbs sell books. Covers catch a reader’s eye, great editing allows the reader to enjoy the story, but a good blurb sells the book.
Often, when looking for material to use on the Writers Unite! Workshop, I turn to writer and blogger Jane Friedman. She is a wealth of information and great guests bloggers. Check out the great tips on what should go on your cover.
Armed with excellence guidance, I’m off to write a blurb. This could take a while.