Don’t be fooled by how short the prompt is.
Many authors spend hours — days — writing their back cover blurb, only to throw their hands in the air (still attached to their arms in all of the cases I know of) and say, “Ugh. I hate it! But I have to be done with this. My designed needs it yesterday.”
Regardless of how far along you are with your book, this is a valuable exercise. It’s copy you can use to pitch to beta readers and in cover letters to agents. And the earlier you start working on your back cover blurb, the more drafts you’ll be able write before you need that final version!
- Write the back cover blurb for your book in no more than 125 words.