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Blurbs Sell Books

Feb 18, 2021

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: Katja Waski

Title: Light Me Not (YA Sci-fi Dystopia)


“In the wastelands of Europe, the last citystates fight for survival.

Seventeen-year-old Noa Engel wants to train as a lightfighter for the Federal Proto Agency. She’s determined to avenge her father’s death by exterminating Lights—the invisible enemy eradicating the electricity grids and feasting on human lives.

As Noa’s home citystate becomes increasingly unsafe, Noa’s mother decides to bribe their way into the safe haven known as Amsterdam, defended by the secretive AIDE-initiative.

 Their illegal entry rendered all of Noa’s dreams void, and she has to adjust to living as a non-stat, without a purpose.

 But when her mother’s past life as a genetic engineer catches up with them, secrets start to unravel and Noa is forced to put her own wants aside to expose the AIDE-initiative’s true face and save humankind.


--Abigail's Targeted Tip:

Get to your book’s central storyline before the end of your first paragraph. 


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