An important part of publishing your book is the book description. The cover draws the reader in, but the description seals the deal.
However, many authors find that summarizing their book in just a few paragraphs isn’t as easy as it sounds. And doing so in a way that entices readers… well, that’s even harder. But it is essential to getting your book in the hands of readers.
I recently had the privilege of review a new book by Karon Thackston. It’s called “Author Advantage: How to Write Amazon Book Descriptions that Sell” – and I LOVED it!
Besides helping you add zest to your book description to captivate your readers, she also did an amazing job explaining how to craft titles and subtitles that sell, and the book even shares some juicy marketing tips and tidbits.
Full disclosure: She did bring Shelley and another marketing expert in to help write these tips. But I would never recommend something just because Shelley was part of it, it’s the quality of this book that I loved (sorry, Shelley).
What I loved most was how Karon didn’t just tell writer’s how to write, but gave example after example for each of her points, really bringing them home. I firmly believe ‘Author Advantage’ is a resource every author should have in their arsenal.
It isn’t just an eBook it’s a workbook.
Besides listing out examples of titles, descriptions, and “power words” Karon has included fill-in-the-blank worksheet pages after each section to help you apply it to your book. You can print of the PDF and fill it in, or record your answers in a separate file. Either way, you can use it over and over again for each book you publish. Making this a resource that far surpases it’s weight in gold.
However, because Shelley partnered with Karon on this book, we were able to snag a coupon to allow you to get a 40% discount if you purchase the book before the end of the month.
This workbook retails at $45, but when implemented I believe it will pay for itself in no time at all.
So don’t wait.