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I want to practice my blurbing skills.  I think I'm a fairly decent copywriter and I'm sort of disgusted at my current inability to make back cover copy sit up and act right.  So I want to practice.  If anyone wants blurb help I'd appreciate the chance to sharpen my skills.  I just have one condition.  I don't think I can write decent copy from just your current blurb (I might be able to tighten it up a bit, but not create new).  I need a little more than that.

If anyone is interested I'd ask for the following.

Your tagline (One or two sentences that sum up and sell your book)
Your blurb
Your target audience (age, gender, and/or one or two authors whose work you think your prospective reader's read)
A brief synopsis of your book
A 5-10 page writing sample so I can get a feel for your voice.

I realize it's asking a lot, but really writing good copy requires more than just knowing what the current control is.

Thanks in advance.


P.S.  For some reason spell check acknowledges blurb is a word but not blurbing. I don't know why, but that really bothers me.
 

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anne_holly said:
I'm going to be submitting to publishers soon with the below book, and I'm not even thinking about blurbs yet, but I will need one for the cover letters. Have at it if you want:

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,71824.0.html
I'm happy to take a crack at it, but there isn't much to go on from which to write copy. Maybe I should do a post about why I asked for all that information so it doesn't seem like it's just a crazy random request.
 

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I'm happy to take a crack at it, but there isn't much to go on from which to write copy. Maybe I should do a post about why I asked for all that information so it doesn't seem like it's just a crazy random request.
Don't worry about - I'll worry about the blurb later.
 

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I want to practice my blurbing skills. I think I'm a fairly decent copywriter and I'm sort of disgusted at my current inability to make back cover copy sit up and act right. So I want to practice. If anyone wants blurb help I'd appreciate the chance to sharpen my skills. I just have one condition. I don't think I can write decent copy from just your current blurb (I might be able to tighten it up a bit, but not create new). I need a little more than that.

If anyone is interested I'd ask for the following.

Your tagline (One or two sentences that sum up and sell your book)
Your blurb
Your target audience (age, gender, and/or one or two authors whose work you think your prospective reader's read)
A brief synopsis of your book
A 5-10 page writing sample so I can get a feel for your voice.

I realize it's asking a lot, but really writing good copy requires more than just knowing what the current control is.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. For some reason spell check acknowledges blurb is a word but not blurbing. I don't know why, but that really bothers me.
Hi,

I would be glad for someone to look over my current blurb.

Tagline - A journey of self-discovery and love

Blurb - The story is about an inward journey toward love. Set in India, the US and Belize, it follows three protagonists as their lives are forever changed by unforeseen events. Whether in the serene Himalayas and beautiful Belize, or vibrant New York City and Arizona, the characters choose their unique paths in their quest for love. They find unexpected strength and twists of fate that define their tangled lives forever.

Target audience - Women, Adult, authors read - Chitra Banerjee Divakruni, Paulo Coelho (Ahem...yes...), Anna Quindlen.

http://www.amazon.com/you-my-heart-ebook/dp/B0057ZYN5G
The free sample should have the ten pages I think. If you need a proper script, do let me know, I will email/p.m. it to you.

Thanks a bunch!
 
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