If you talk to any author they will tell you that the creation of a book people want to read doesn’t stop after the story has been edited.
There is so much more that goes into getting the book in front of readers. Besides the actual story, there are several things a book requires:
* A book cover that draws the eye and creates curiosity
* A tagline that draws people to your book, even if they don’t see the cover
* A blurb that gives some idea about the story contained between the covers, and what the reader can expect.
Book Cover News
Cover creation is a huge step in that process, and I’ve just had my first three professionally designed covers back, and I can’t be more excited about revealing them to the world. However, there is something very important that has to happen before that.
This step has become important to me, because I am taking the huge step of backing out of the Kindle Unlimited program. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons.
- I’m not seeing much in terms of page reads from Kindle Unlimited, even though I’m getting book sales
- I’ve also made the decision to make my stories available on other platforms, such as Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc…
I have to have promotional materials ready, and that means creating two more very important pieces of the book puzzle. The taglines and the blurbs…
Taglines & Blurbs
These are something I’m going to be working on over the next few weeks.
I already created a new blurb for “Under A Hunter’s Moon”, which I am planning to re-release sometime in June, and here it is:
Past and present collide on Halloween
Richard Parsons is a maverick wolf-shifter who grew up among the teen gangs of Seattle. His tendency to find trouble has often attracted unwanted police attention.
When a traveling exhibition returns to the McCaw Museum Richard has a personal reason to visit after hours. His audacious plan goes awry when a particular display forces painful memories to the surface.
Can Richard face down the demons of his past before the police become aware of his presence?
Here’s Where You Come In
I’m going to be writing blurbs and taglines over the next few weeks for the first three stories.
When each is done to a point I feel able to share it, then I’m going to post it here.
I’d like your opinions on those blurbs, without having seen the covers, because I want to see if they stand up their own right.
- Would the blurb above make you buy “Under A Hunter’s Moon” just based on the blurb?
- Where do you buy your books online?
Either comment below, or email me @ email@example.com
I want to be sure that I’m serving my readers in the best way possible, and with your help I’ll make decisions based on what you want.