90% of the folks who discover you’re a writer will find a quick escape route, or feign boredom. (I tell myself it’s feigned because that’s less painful.)
The few who don’t flee just might ask the one and only question a reader really cares about:
“What’s your book about?”
Just like the question “Do these pants make my backside look big?” this question has nothing to do with the actual factual answer, it is an emotional plea for reassurance. … more … “When They Say “What’s Your Book About?” You Say . . .”
Continuing our conversation with author Cheryl Campbell
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 10:22 AM
To: Joel D Canfield
Hope you had a great weekend. I was reading on this link (again) and was looking at the Media Kit piece. Is this something you do?
What’s the difference between a book summary and the description on the back of the book?
I saw your weekly email with the start of my loooong run of questions. Looks like I still haven’t run out so I’ll keep giving you plenty of fodder for that. :)
… more … “Media Kits, Live Appearances, Second Book? What, When, and Why”
Head on over to the NFAA blog and read my article about how to review a book.
Another review at Actionable Books: The Luck Factor by Dr. Richard Wiseman.
If you believe luck is a mysterious force of the universe, you’ll find my summary interesting. If you’ve always believed that luck was something you make, not something that happens to you, you’ll find it even more interesting.