She helped to save his life.
In return, he taught her how to live.
At the moment, that’s the “short blurb” I’ve come up with for No Regrets, the fourth book of my “Sunset Series”. I’ll be wrapping up the story this week and sending it off to the publisher…who will, in turn, send it on to my editor.
Part of the process includes “blurb-writing” — which is a task many authors dread. Count me among them. Blurb-writing is harder than novel-writing!
First, there are several different kinds of book “blurbs”.
- There’s the front cover, or “short” blurb — which is what the little blurb above will be.
- Next, there’s the back cover blurb — a bit of story summary, but also a bit of a tease, a way of giving readers enough information without giving away too much information. A good back cover blurb tells you a little about the characters and their conflicts.
- Finally, there’s the promotional blurb — sort of a cross between the front blurb and the back blurb. It tells a little more than the short blurb, but not as much as the back cover summary. It won’t be published with the story, but it comes in handy for advertising and promotional purposes.
Now, over the next few days, I’ll have to come up with the perfect “back cover” blurb, and when I do, I’ll post it here on the blog so you can give me your opinions on it. Be watching for it!