But such short summaries are needed for a book's back cover, Amazon page, author website, and publisher site. They're used everywhere in social media to sell a book, and are probably as important in doing that as cover art. Here's an article that gives some good writing advice:
The Fussy Librarian - Beth Bacon on Book Blurb Writing
Some more writing tips blurbs:
- Look at samples - Go to Amazon and click on the bestsellers in your genre. ...
- Use a formula: Most fiction book blurbs start with a situation (a), introduce a problem (b) and promise a twist (c).
How to Create a Back Book Cover Blurb that Sells
And here's the blurb I wrote (with my publisher, editors, and advisers) for my novel, The Renaissance Club:
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