The secrets 10th anniversary edition includes a new foreword by rho. Worse than the cover, worse than the writing in the book itself, there are a lot of blurbs on amazon that are pretty near atrocious. Aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe. An easytofollow, practical guide to writing the best blurb to sell your selfpublished book, provided by ya author sarah juckes of completelynovel. This short video is brought to you by publishnation.
But, if you have caught a potential readers attention, the blurb is what will sell your bookand convert readers. A sort of mythic field guide to for urban fairies and fey folk in north. The book has sold 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. Secretand, later that year, rhonda byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. The ignorance of how to use new knowledge stockpiles exponentially. Print quality is good and support is readily available. The reader will probably move on to something else. Where will the blurb provided isbn appear on my book.
How to write a blurb definition, examples, and more. Change your default dictionary to american english. Blurbs were originally printed on the back or rear dustjacket of a book, and are now found on web portals and news websites. When she owns his heart and he owns her body, it will set them both free. Writing a great book blurb great ideas to write a blurb that works for your book.
Its briefno more than 100150 wordsand creates interest in the story without giving away major spoilers or the ending. Blurb definition, a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one. The alchemyst the secrets of the immortal nicholas. How to write a great ya fantasy or scifi book blurb posted on january 14, 2014 by conjurors its ironic, after writing thousands of words to create your novel, that a 100200 word blurb pitching your baby to potential readers could completely stump you. Definition and synonyms of blurb from the online english dictionary from macmillan education. Best thing ever, its deep and emotional and its real, its a nonfiction and its perfect, it is a heart touching novel, i love the quote you cant stop the future, you cant rewind the past, the only way to learn the secrets is to press play. I thought it ended quite abruptly notwithstanding the prologue. Yes, its still difficult and yes, its much harder to do for your own work, but it is possible. Ive made several books with blurb, most recently with bookwright. More could have been made of the ins and outs of roses parents involvement in a spy ring.
The living, breathing, teeming kingdom that exists in the dirt tiny creatures and glossy leaves all squirming towards the sun. Christmas is coming, and the biggest book publication day of the year is already over. As long as you can read and understand english, there is something meaningful for you in this book. How to write a blurb definition, examples, and more blurb blog. A short description of a book, film, musical work, or other product written and used for promotional purposes blurb meaning. There are just too many unanswered vagaries to make the book truly memorable. Kildas school can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular chris harper. What is the summary of the book the secret by rhonda. It is based on the belief of the law of attraction, which claims that thoughts can change a persons life directly. Published 2016 by atria books first published 2006. The secret is a bestselling 2006 selfhelp book by rhonda byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name.
A book blurb, or the book jacket description, summarizes the best part of your book in only 150 words yep. Dictionary term of the day articles subjects businessdictionary business dictionary. Information about blurb in the dictionary, synonyms and antonyms. The secret does contain characters from the first book except theyre in different time frames or the author is embellishing on what happened in the silence and how secrets from that time are now emerging. What if your favorite photograph carries more weight at the end of the book. The book goes through the details and provides a how to guide without being disjointed from the actual science of happiness and become a nonsense notion of general life coaching blurb.
If youd rather have someone else write you an amazing blurb then let us know, but if you want to write your own. The catalain book of secrets was compared to practical magic, which i thought unwise. So now that we have our basic definition out of the way, lets roll up our. A simple outline for writing a killer book blurb ink and.
A road is a flattenedout wheel, rolled up in the belly of an airplane. My only disappointment and its longstanding is the lack of a size between 20x25 cm and 30x30 cm. How to write a book blurb in 4 steps the opening of your blurb has to be incredibly precise and dynamic, says editor rebecca heyman for a lot of firsttime authors, i think theres an instinct to make sure readers understand everything that happened in the book s universe before the beginning of the actual story. I read this book when it first came out, when it was a new book at the public library. How to write a book blurb that sells with examples reedsy blog. A blurb is a short description of a book that is written for promotional purposes. Can be read as a standalone novel but is book 5 of relatedbutnotsequels dublin murder squad series. However, this task typically comes just when youre at your least able. Upload and order a book from booksmart help center. Sequencing photographs for a book is the secret step that many beginner bookmakers overlook, but sequencing is the roller coaster ride you are asking your readers to undertake. Creative director for the secret, nics illustrations and artwork have featured in the books the secret, the secret daily teachings, the secret gratitude book, the power, the secret to teen power, the magic, and hero, as well as the secret film, and now, his own book, the power of henrys imagination, written by skye byrne.
Quite often, i feel that the publishers blurb, comparing a book to other wellknown books in the same genre, is a disservice. But fear not, because theres a secret science to writing the perfect book blurb. Blurb definition in the cambridge english dictionary. Blurb noun definition and synonyms macmillan dictionary. A blurb is the description of the story found on the back cover of a book.
When writing a novel, there are few selling tools as important as a solidly written book blurb. The book is based on pseudoscientific theory called the law. The secret is a selfhelp book about the power of positive thinking by rhonda byrne. Scott draws on a wide knowledge of world mythology to stage a battle between the dark elders and their hired gundr. A blurb is the back cover teaser that lures a reader or an agenteditor into wanting to buyread your book. How to write a book blurb part 1 tara sparling writes. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the wilhelm gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. The above was a meaning of shloka from bhagavadgita.
Over the years, i began to believe that id just mashed together the memory of a beautifully enchanting cover from a random fantasy novel seen in a supermarket or a dream, a provocatively simple title that no 8 year old could resist secret, treasure and hunt in any order. Just because you have a favorite image doesnt mean that image will live on the cover. How to write an effective blurb for a selfpublished book. I enjoyed the book as a whole, but was expecting more after reading the blurb and the high rating. Regarded as a lifechanging read by many readers, the secret by rhonda byrne is a selfhelp book that embarks to motivate the reader about a universal paradigm about success that can be achieved though it remains hidden for most people. The tiny green shoots sprouting up from winterworn ground and inflexible buds transforming themselves into magnificent blossoms. This is a portrait of the criminal justice system in england and wales today, as seen by the secret barrister, a criminal advocate who keeps his identity a closely guarded secret so that, he. Proper usage and audio pronunciation plus ipa phonetic transcription of the word blurb. Your blurb can usually be used as your pitch in your query letter or when you are doing an actual facetoface pitch session with an agenteditor. Once your book has finished uploading, your browser will launch and you will be taken to blurb.
The synopsis for the secret orphan had immediately grabbed my attention, and judging by the first chapter, it sounded like a book i would really enjoy. The cheery robin in the tree above, chirping happily. The book is based on a pseudoscientific theory called the law of attraction the principle that like attracts like. A smarter you in 15 minutes what is your time worth. But no matter because i knew exactly what was going on. The secret is selfhelp book about the power of positive thinking by rhonda byrne. Basically, the name of the game with a blurb is to entice readers to buy your book. If youre wondering how to do that and where to start, it involves penning multiple drafts, lots of cutting, losing your sanity, and planning your blurb with the help of these steps. The blurb on the back of the book says that it will touch your heart. It brings up questions of identity, particularly in terms of sexuality and sexual orientation. At the speed of light, policies and political parties yield place to charismatic images.
There is something bewitching about a growing garden. Chapter two which should have been the epilogue is dated november 2018. A blurb is a short promotional piece accompanying a piece of creative work. How to write a great ya fantasy or scifi book blurb. Common questions about isbns and blurb books help center. Armstrong several months ago i was scrolling through twitter and came across the most interesting book cover reveal for a middle grade novel. As paperback publishing developed, readers began seeing the blurb appearing on the back cover.
Here is a complete outline about how to write your book blurb that will help you to write that killer book blurb that will make people want to read your book. Park, the international history of communication study page 268 edward r. You have 15 days for someone either you, your friends, or your clients to order your book before we remove it from the site, and a copy is purchased, the book will remain on blurb. A truly enjoyable magical book, tossing in family dynamics, small town minnesota, and more. Ive also used other bookmaking software and much prefer blurb for ease of use. Once known only by an elite who were unwilling to share their. Writing the blurb for your selfpublished book is one of the privileges of being an indie author. Traditionally, it would be found on the inside back cover of a hardback. Publishers summary and recommendation of a book, printed usually on the front flap of the book s dust jacket, or in an advertisement or catalog.882 172 1559 999 1108 1582 587 234 278 944 492 530 1397 728 947 1420 427 1295 43 335 581 859 200 866 411 1556 190 1303 1407 157 516 83 706 900 381 1075 1024 817 687