Writing a book description can be one of the trickiest parts of writing a book.
It’s important to get it right, because it’s the first thing a potential reader will see when they search for your book on a bookstore’s website or in a search engine. It’s also a great way to introduce your book to potential readers who might not know anything about you or your book, but who are interested in finding out more about you and your book.
When you write your book description, keep these points in mind:
– Your book description should be clear and concise.
– It should be written in the third person, not in the first person, unless you’re writing from the point of view of a character in your book (in which case, you can use first person).
## Writing a Book Description That’s Clear and Concise
The best way to write a clear, concise book description is to write it in a way that makes it easy for a reader to understand what your book is about and why they might want to read it. Here are some things to keep in mind when writing a clear book description that’s easy to understand:
A book description isn’t the place to tell your readers about your book’s plot, characters, setting, or themes. You don’t want to give away too much information about the book before you’ve actually written it. If you do, you run the risk of your readers not wanting to read your book because they know too much about it before they’ve even started reading it!
If you want to talk about the plot or characters of your book in your description, do it in the context of how they’re going to affect the story. For example, if you’re talking about how the main character’s relationship with his mother is going to play out in the story, you could say something like this: “In the course of the book, the main characters are going to have to deal with their relationship with their mother.”
Keep in mind that you don’t have to write the entire book description before you start writing the book. You can write the description as you’re working on the first draft of the manuscript. That way, you’ll have a clear idea of what you want the book to be about, and you’ll be able to use the book description as a guide to help you write the rest of the description when you get to that point in the writing process. (For more information on writing a first draft, check out Book I, Chapter 3.)
If you’re having trouble figuring out what to write about in the description, think about the most important elements of your story. What do you want readers to know about your characters, your setting, your plot, and your themes? If you can come up with an answer to that question, you’re on your way to writing a great book description.
## Writing a Good Title
One of the first things a reader sees when they look at a book’s cover is the title. If the title doesn’t grab their attention, they’re likely to put the book down and move on to the next book in their stack. If, on the other hand, the title grabs their attention and makes them want to pick up the book and read it, they’ll be more likely to buy the book than if they didn’t even see the title on the cover at all. So it’s important that you write a good book title. In this chapter, I show you how to do just that.
You can’t write a book without a title. A title is the name that you give to your book so that people know what it’s about and can find it when they want to buy it. A good title can make or break the sale of a book, so you need to make sure that you choose one that’s going to grab the attention of potential readers and get them to buy your book instead of the one next to it on the bookstore shelf. This chapter gives you tips on how to create a good, searchable book title and how to avoid common mistakes that other authors make when they write their book titles.