I just found what I think will be a good aid in writing book descriptions. I’m going to use this to go over all mine. I tend to write a story I love, but struggle to find something interesting to say about it. Oh, and I found this on http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/reaching-readers-indie-authors-amazon/. Apparently, using this in combination with Words That Sell helps to capture the prospective reader in that crucial initial 30 seconds that decides buying or not buying.
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TELL PROSPECTIVE READERS THE FOLLOWING (ALWAYS)
Fiction or Creative Nonfiction:
- the central conflict.
- who the main characters are
- what are their goals
- why they’re not having a good time of it. (Good time = bad novel),
- what’s at stake.
- where it’s set
- why they probably can’t solve the problem (raise a doubt)