I saw this discussion topic on Goodreads originally, and decided to bring it to you guys to get your take on it.
a short description of a book, movie, or other product written for promotional purposes and appearing on the cover of a book or in an advertisement.
Who doesn’t look at the blurb, right? I mean, its a pretty vital part of deciding whether or not you’re going to pick up the book. However, here lately, its been a case of…
’cause, really, what exactly were some of these blurb writers thinking?!
So, if you could write a list of ‘thou shalt/shalt not’ commandments for blurb’ing, what would they be?
Here’s a few I think we can all agree on:
Thou Shalt Not Spell Words Incorrectly In The Blurb!
Thou Shalt Not Blurb The Book As A Cross Between (author/book) and (author/book).
Thou Shalt Not Talk About The Author’s OTHER Books. Only This One.
Thou Shalt Not Proclaim The Book To Be The Best In It’s Genre (because that’s a matter of opinion, ya idjit.)
Thou Shalt Not Praise The Book If You’re the One Who Wrote it (Just. No.)
Thou Shalt Not Give Away All The Major Plot Points!
What would you add? What makes you go “Nope.” and put the book down?