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5 small changes that make a big impact to your blurb

We all know the saying: ‘the best things come in small packages’, and this includes your book’s blurb. But how do you condense down hundreds of pages of story into a few brief sentences?

As the author of those hundreds of pages, it can be a real struggle to work out what to include, and how to give an overview but still be brief.

So, if you’re striving to perfect your synopsis, here are 5 things you can do to create the most impact with such little word-count:

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The purpose of your book cover is to sell your book

We all know the importance of a book cover.

It’s the window to your book’s soul. The thing people will judge your book on in a split second.

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But don’t forget it’s main job is to get people to buy your book.

NOT to convey accurately the small freckle on the left ear of your heroine.

NOT to show the exact shade of sandy brown of your leading man’s hair.

NOT to depict a purple octopus with yellow spots and the wings of a dragon, attacking a troll with rainbows for eyes, all set in a post-apocalyptic backdrop complete with high-rise buildings and flying cars.

You get the idea.

First and foremost, the purpose of your book cover is to make people pick up your book, or click on your virtual book.

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How to make your book cover stand out so you attract more readers

We all know the saying ‘you should never judge a book by its cover’, but your cover is the first impression your prospective readers will get of your book. So how can you make it stand out and connect with your audience?

Here are 7 top tips to help your cover stand out from the crowd:

1. Employ a professional cover designer

Designing the cover yourself can look amateurish, and give a poor overall impression of the quality of your writing. It’s worth using a professional book cover designer to get a great final product and do your writing justice.

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