Does a book’s #blurb contribute to its success, or its failure? |

Reblog and featuring

Friend and author Jack Eason is busy at work finishing his latest sci-fi with a love story twist.


Jack and I sometimes chat on Facebook, and he’s been toying around with the blurb for his upcoming book, Celeste. I was touched that he had asked for my opinion on his latest version, and even more taken aback when he wrote a post about ‘The Blurb’ and featured me, along with Derek Haines in the post:


“As my old friend Derek has said many times in the past, if you have bothered to pay strict attention to his many blog posts on the subject, instead of merely liking them and moving on as so many of you do, the one area every writer always tends to overlook is a book’s blurb. Apart from reading reviews, what the potential reader really needs to make up their mind to buy your book, is a blurb that leaves them wanting to know more. . .”  to continue reading Have a look here: 


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17 thoughts on “Does a book’s #blurb contribute to its success, or its failure? |

  1. That’s an interesting question which you pose, Debby. After looking at the cover and reading the first few sentences or paragraphs I then read the blurb to see if I want to continue reading.Of course, a good blurb will get me inside the book but I suppose no blurb at all is better than a bad blurb. 🙂


  2. Another interesting reblog, Deb.
    I left my honest opinion, and hope I wasn’t too critical. Writing a good blurb is a very necessary evil, and not easy at all. I’m about to start working on m latest – groan.


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