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Blurbs Sell Books

Sep 24, 2020

  • Your hero drives the action. In blurbs, you almost never need to mention side characters. Most BPF blurbs mention only the hero (or dual heroes in a romance) and maybe the villain. Sometimes a character’s mentor will be mentioned, etc. But add too many and readers will get confused when they have to remember all the...

Sep 17, 2020

12 lessons Jim learned about copywriting:

  • Echoes are not fine: what you want to avoid are “twice told tales” of repeating uncommon words too closely or saying the same thing more than once. Word count matters!
  • Sentence construction is also important. You want your blurb to be a rollercoaster, not a pub crawl....

Sep 10, 2020

  • Emotional response: good sales copy speaks to people on an emotional level. It used to baffle me why companies said things like “AT&T is proud to announce...” It’s why at BPF we like to include emotion words and actions, like showing teeth gritting, butterflies in the stomach, etc.
  • Readers want to connect with...

Sep 3, 2020

Today on the show, author Jim Heskett and copywriting guru Abigail Dunard tackle an author-submitted blurb to dissect it and understand how to write killer sales copy. 

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Here are this episode’s read-along selections:


Author: Elisavet...