|Posted by Kristen Hamilton on February 7, 2019 at 12:15 PM|
The blurb, also known as the “back cover description” of a book, is essentially a sales pitch to the potential reader. When picking up a book for the first time, people read this description to understand more of what the book is about. This important summary should have the correct amount of information and intrigue to get the reader to purchase the book. An effective back cover description gives the author an advantage for another book sale. This option is best for self-publishing authors.
Query Letter Writing
A query letter is the first contact between the author and a potential publisher or agent. As agents and publishers can receive upwards of hundreds of query letters and book pitches each week, it's important that your first contact with an agent is one that will make you stand out from the rest. An effective query letter boosts your chances of snagging agent interest, moving you one step closer to a book deal. This option is best for traditionally publishing authors.
Book Synopsis Writing
A synopsis is a clear picture of what happens in your book, including the overall plot, characters, and narrative arc. Agents and publishers often request a synopsis before they consider representing your manuscript—so a well-written synopsis is a necessity! The industry standard for a synopsis is 1 page per 50,000 words. This option is best for traditionally publishing authors.