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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 02:15:22 PM »
As a reader, I hate taglines.  They're vague and generic and don't tell me any useful information about the story.  On rare occasions, though, a tagline will get my attention.  Joe Malik's tagline is one of those, and, for a long time, the only one from a fellow kboarder.  I have now discovered a second one:

Lovecraftian Lethal Weapon cranked to 11!

Well done, Guy.   :)
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2018, 02:46:54 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 03:13:08 PM »
Tag lines are great, and sometimes can sell a series--the ones below definitely work in AMS, Facebook, and CPC.

Here are mine for I Bring the Fire:

Sometimes the hero is the wrong guy at the right time. Sometimes the hero is drunk.

When Amy prays for help, Loki the Norse God of Mischief and Chaos isn't the savior she has in mind.

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For my Archangel Project Trilogy:

Commander Noa Sato doesn't believe in aliens. She's wrong.

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For Soul Marked / After the Fire Book 1:

When Tara finds a man passed out in her alley, she hopes he's just a junkie ... then she sees his pointy ears.


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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 03:38:50 PM »
As a reader, I hate taglines.  They're vague and generic and don't tell me any useful information about the story.  On rare occasions, though, a tagline will get my attention.  Joe Malik's tagline is one of those, and, for a long time, the only one from a fellow kboarder.  I have now discovered a second one:

Well done, Guy.   :)

Cheers, Jeff.

Originally that was my closer line. I moved it to the top because clicks weren't converting to sales and I realized it was because there was nothing that screamed Lovecraft or Mythos until you clicked on the 'show more' to read the whole blurb. Once I changed the line position the clicks to sales ratio took off.

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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 03:44:09 PM »
For the Vampire's Raven:
There will be no lamenting this lost Lenore.

For The Summoner and the Seer:
He murdered her family, she sentenced him to eternal torture. Now they have to work together to save the world from the coming darkness.

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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 03:47:42 PM »
I usually do tags for our series and for our standalone books. Here are a handful of tags for Steel Magnolia series...

For contemporary romance:
* Lose your heart to wild romance! (Wild Hearts)
* Chivalry lives in the sultry South. (Louisiana Knights)
* Oh, those sexy Italians! (Italian Billionaires)
* True Southern romance to sigh over. (True Gentlemen - novellas)

And for historical romance:
* The notorious swordsmen of New Orleans--charming by day, dangerous at night... (Masters At Arms)

For my standalone SF medical thriller, I alternate between a few tags, including:
* An ecothriller for Michael Crichton fans--ripped from today's research and tomorrow's headlines...
* After today, extinct doesn't mean forever.
* Thought cloning dinosaurs was bad? Just wait.

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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 04:52:39 PM »
There are reasons we fear the night. He's not one of them.


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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 10:26:16 PM »
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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2018, 11:18:56 PM »
I love using tag lines  ;D not that I think I'm particularly good at them, but here are some of my favourites:

A galactic war. Star-crossed lovers. What could possibly go wrong?

The galaxy's in crisis, and Carrie Hatchett's the last person on Earth who should be fixing it.

Being Martian isn't all it's cracked up to be (little clunky, that one)

All Carrie Hatchett wants is a proper job. But Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer isnt what she had in mind. And neither is saving the galaxy.

(One for the geeks) He who controls the trash controls the galaxy.

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« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2018, 04:07:39 AM »
I use them for social media posts, usually with a link to my website and a photo promo. They are just extra fun prompts to get people to click on the link. I don't know if they help or hinder, but I enjoy them, which is the main thing.

Here are a couple that always result in a flurry of extra link clicks:

When time travelling 18th century convicts invade your 21st century city, time is not on your side.

Hornblower meets Jack Reacher
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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2018, 09:23:00 AM »
A working blurb for the launch of my next series:

For thousands of years he has walked among us as a teacher and guide.
But our failure to learn may lead to our demise.


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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2018, 04:10:36 AM »

Sometimes the hero is the wrong guy at the right time. Sometimes the hero is drunk.


Ha ha ha!

There are reasons we fear the night. He's not one of them.

This has long been one of my most favourite tag lines

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« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2018, 05:28:37 AM »
Griz: "50-foot tall grizzly bears. And you thought you had problems."

Lol, love this XD

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« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2018, 06:01:57 AM »
Rebellion. Is there a spark of rebellion inside her?
(from Beginning - Episode 1 Anna's Legacy)
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« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2018, 06:34:50 AM »
I love tag lines and often it's what makes me pay attention to a new book. The ones I created for my scifi novels include the following:

Tag line for "Cyberdrome":
Human minds are trapped inside a digital universe. One man has a daring plan to rescue them. One problem: Who will rescue him?

Tag line for "Novum Chronicles":
As the last descendants of Earth struggle to survive beneath the surface of an alien water planet, one man's discovery will lead him on a journey of redemption, while he fights to save what's left of his world.

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« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2018, 07:35:15 AM »
A working blurb for the launch of my next series:

Does a tag line always work on a product page as part of a blurb?
And does a blurb need to have a tag line?


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« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2018, 07:36:18 AM »
For Empire of Chains:

She wants the emperor dead. He wants to save the world. They can't both win.


For Sunweaver:

The sun is dying, the world has turned to ice, and the only man who can save humanity is missing.

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« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2018, 12:02:13 PM »
For TRIANGLE OF HOPE: If one person can make a difference, just think what three can do.

For DEADLY EYES: Could murder threaten a rocky romance?

For COVERT DREAMS: What if the government said that your missing wife never existed?

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« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2018, 12:25:15 PM »
Does a tag line always work on a product page as part of a blurb?
And does a blurb need to have a tag line?
A tag line won't work if it's not intriguing or understandable.
Blurbs don't need tag lines but they will show up above the More... expando link and encourage (hopefully) a reader to expand to read the blurb.
Also, it helps to come up with tag lines for ads that limit you to 150 letters or less.

Here's the tag line for my sci fi short:
They say curiosity kills the cat, but what about a pup with only one life?

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« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2018, 01:08:42 PM »
There are reasons we fear the night. He's not one of them.
I read the series. This fits perfectly.

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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2018, 01:22:45 PM »
Does a tag line always work on a product page as part of a blurb?
And does a blurb need to have a tag line?

I don't think a blurb "needs" to have a tag line.  But we all know that potential readers scroll or click quickly, so you only have a few seconds to grab their attention.  They've already clicked to your book's product page, so that's step one, but if the blurb doesn't catch their eye, your chances end there as they click on something else.  That's why I try to come up with an opening line that's catchy and clever, and will make the reader curious and want to know more.  I don't necessarily call that a tag line, but the objective is the same.
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« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2018, 02:05:32 PM »
I don't seem to have one for the second book in the series, but here's the first and third:

The Candidate's Daughter - A stolen child. A kidnapper seeking redemption. And the unbreakable bond between them.

A Stolen Woman - A missing woman, a murdered girl, and the only suspect seven months dead.


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« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2018, 02:29:02 PM »
This was for my first series: Punk (about the early days of punk music).

His only refuge is his music.  His only solace is his rage.
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« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2018, 03:13:32 PM »
Well shoot! I now think I need a better tagline. Mine is pretty boring. Kind of formula but boring.
On the other hand, I think my closing line on my blurb is pretty good.  :D
Oh well... I'll work on the tagline
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« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2018, 04:46:31 PM »
For my Toaster book:

"So grab a cool glass of lemonade, take a seat on the porch, and experience the literary equivalent of Grandma expounding on string theory."
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