Thursday, October 10, 2019
A blurb is basically the back cover copy for my book, something I looked forward to writing about as much as I looked forward to my recent eye surgery.
Boiling down several hundred pages of text and plot into a paragraph or two is even more difficult than it sounds. Thankfully, my publisher took that in hand, and I think they did a great job.
The complicated thing about blurbs is that they are supposed to be long enough to entice people to read, but leave out most of the things that keep them reading once they get there. It's a fine line.
FYI, the art attached here is not my final cover either. This is a photo of a pair of wax figures at Hever Castle, where Anne Boleyn grew up, which I manipulated in a photo editing program to look like a vintage book cover. Because it's fun.