You've finally finished your hours of researching,
writing, and editing! You've sent in your manuscript and
your publisher asks for a book description... That
shouldn't be hard, right? All you have to to do is
condense everything you know about your book into 250
words or less that convince readers they can't live
without your book without actually giving away any
Now, there is another
part of an online sales page which goes along with your
blurb. This is your excerpt and will make a great
follow-up topic chat.
I will have notes with other explanations or examples
during the topic chat. I will email some of those notes
after chat if you email a request. Subject Line - Notes
further reading on another type of cover blurb from
Build Book Buzz
Hope Clark is
founder of FundsforWriters.com, a
well-known writer's reference for grants, contests,
markets, publishers and
agents for the serious writer. The website and
newsletters have existed for fourteen years, and been
recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000
writers receive her newsletters each week.
She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's Market,
Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The
Writer Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags
and numerous Chicken Soup books. She's interviewed often
by both writing and business websites and speaks to
writing conferences throughout the United
States. Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to
Writing Success, continues to sell steadily.
She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series.
Lowcountry Bribe is the first in the series published by
Bell Bridge Books. The mysteries describe federally
employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing abilities throughout
rural, rarely seen South Carolina
settings, facing crimes not found in your typical
mystery. The second and third books in the series,
Tidewater Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available.
She has a second series
set on Edisto Beach. The first book is Murder On Edisto,
the second is Edisto Jinx.