Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Now Have a Blurb!

As you may already know, I detest the word blurb. A little too bodily-function sounding for my liking. However, I do love having them finalized, so here we go...

My brand new blurb for Textbook Romance!

Chase after love? As a single mother, Professor Liberty Sullivan knows better. Between her flighty mother and a disastrous history with men, she's pretty much soured on the whole concept of romance. Personal freedom and self-reliance are her new guiding mantras. Raising her son and being a career star are the most important things now.

Then she meets Seth.

An ex-cop who’s making a new life for himself and his daughter, Seth Webster has every reason to play it safe. Then he meets Liberty. Prickly about love, following some crazy anti-romance curriculum, she still makes Seth's heart pound. And a lifetime of cop instinct tells him he's about to teach Liberty that this romance will be anything but by the book.

Many thanks to my very friendly and helpful editor Julie. Here's hoping for a cover soon, as well, and we're expecting MS edits to begin shortly!

Eee! I love watching a new book come together.

7 comments:

Jennifer Wilck said...

Sounds great! Can't wait to read it. And the word "blurb" is no worse than some of these "captcha" things I'm required to type when commenting ;)

Anne Holly said...

Agreed - I suspect the Captcha people have the sense of humour of a 14 year old boy.

And, thanks - I love this blurb. One of my best, I think. My editor from PPB, Julie, took what I initially wrote and re-wrote it, and she did a much better job that I normally do with blurb writing. It's a very professional-sounding blurb.

I am very pleased. :)

Ruth Madison said...

They are important! Annoying, but critical.

Anne Holly said...

Oh, yes, Ruth - very important. Even more important than the cover, for my buying habits.

They wouldn't be annoying at all to me if I were better at writing them, aside from the awful sound of the word "blurb." This one was smooth as silk, since the editor helped me whip it into shape.

So far, I am very pleased with Pink Petal Books.

Ruth Madison said...

Oh, it's nice to have help! I'm so bad at them, but I think I'm getting better. But I agree, they are the most important factor in my decision to buy a book.

Anne Holly said...

Yes, this is the first time my editor has helped me write the blurb, and I am thrilled. Always before, it was left entirely up to me.

It's wonderful to have the editor's help, since they are the only ones who read the MS as thoroughly as you do before publication.

I think it might be worth it for self-published writers to find editors willing to help overhaul the blurb for a bit of extra pay, or even pay a copy writer to do it. I've seen so many blurbs that would never inspire to me to read the book, let alone pay for it.

Ruth Madison said...

I did hire someone with my last blurb and she helped, but I still felt like it wasn't quite enough. For the price it made sense that she didn't read the manuscript, so I didn't feel like I could quite convey to her what the main point was.

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