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HOW TO WRITE A GOOD BOOK SUMMARY
A book summary is basically a hook. To hook the reader. And this is the only thing I know about it. YOU CAN LAUGH NOW. I keep telling you that I have no clue what I'm doing. No clue how to write books, how to market them, how to anything. Well, this post is the scariest of them all for me to write. Because I have no bloody clue how to write a good book summary. I will attempt to dissect it here, and, in writing it out, hopefully get a better idea.
You might want to peck my eyes out now like scuffling kestrels or something.
Still here? Wow. Amazing. Okay, let's tackle this beast together. Because a book summary as as important as your book cover. First, your readers see your book summarized as an image. The cover. The pictures on the cover. The colors. The words. That will either compel them to pick it up, or will make them want to pass. The simpler you make it, the better, the easier job it will do in standing out from the crowd and in being memorable. We humans, sadly, don't have good memories. We grasp about three main things about each object, and later can recall only one. If at all.
But! Let's say, you succeeded! Oh, hallelujah! Someone picked up your book! Here comes your guillotine. Prepare for it. There are different types of readers.
Read more to get those skulls, will ya?