Of Book Covers, Taglines and Blurbs

Right at the stage I’m at, so I need to keep it available. Thanks, Timothy!

Timothy Bateson (ramblings of an author)

Of Book Covers, Taglines and BlurbsIf 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…

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  1. Just dropping in to say a big thanks for sharing this post with your blog readers too… I think it’s important to give people an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of writing. Moving away from KindleUnlimited has been one of the biggest decisions I’ve made since deciding to self-publish, and that puts a lot more work on the authors. BUT it does give us far more chances to have our potential readers become part of the publishing and promotional process.

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    1. It is my pleasure to pass along good info, Timothy.
      As I have just finished a short story which I would love to put up for sale, I am in need of figuring out the best ways to describe it, including the cover and blurb. I don’t have anything as yet that is solely mine on my Amazon Author Page and hope I can get some solo works published.
      I do have a novel in the works through an online publisher, Hellbound Books, but am curious about- and a little intimidated by- trying the self-publishing route. I also have a couple of shorts and poems in Anthologies listed on my page.

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      1. Self-publishing can be intimidating, but I consider it one of the best moves I ever made… The anthologies I’ve been published in worked on a share of the sales %, and were poorly supported by the publishers.

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      2. The Anthologies I’ve been published in did not yield me anything. They were, as specified, for exposure only. As a newbie, exposure is needed, but now I need something that will put some much needed $$ in my account.

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