Book Review: Gotta Read It!

Writing the back cover description of my books has always been a pain in the butt. Before I started publishing, I didn’t even know where to begin with the back cover descriptions. Then, like a sign from God, Libbie Hawker put together a video explaining the key fundamentals and breaking down book descriptions to easier chunks. Using that video, I wrote the book description for The Blood Moon.

The video was great, but the problem with videos is they’re hard to learn from. Sure, you can go back and listen again, but if you really misunderstand something, you’re going to be watching the same video over and over and over again. That’s why I’m glad Libbie put out Gotta Read It! – Five Simple Steps to a Fiction Pitch That Sells.

This book further broke down just what I needed to do to put together a compelling product description. Not only that, but Libbie broke down the psyche of readers as the browse for books and why certain words or phrases are glossed over. I used this book to write the product description for The Full Moon and many other of my books.

What I Found Most Helpful: The breakdown of steps. What stopped me from writing a compelling product description wasn’t my inability to do so, but my confusion of where to begin. With this book, Libbie held my hand through the way.

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