• 5 Steps to Better Blurbs

  • Crafting Dynamic Descriptions That Sell
  • By: Julie C. Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Julie Hinton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Want to write better blurbs?

Blurb writing is the most misunderstood task we undertake. Herein, I'll dissect the principles at work behind awesome blurbs, examine the common mistakes, and detail some completed case studies. Once I've shown you the five steps to strengthening the book description, you can put what you've learned into play.

Inside, you will find

  • Ten principles of dream blurbs
  • Five common mistakes
  • Ten plus case studies
  • Five steps to better blurbs
  • Six exercises to strengthen your blurbs

Bonus: You'll find information on getting additional case studies and free or discounted blurb overhauls.

©2017 Julie C. Gilbert (P)2018 Julie C. Gilbert
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no valuable information here

gilbert doesn't offer any advice that you can't get for FREE from other writers and authors, who'd be happy to help you. this is a shameless money grab and one long commercial for gilbert

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5 steps

Good advice,but aimed at a specific audience.Narration by Julie Hinton was very good.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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worth a listen

Overall this is a good book loaded with usable content & worth the listen. There are several issues with the sound quality though so if you're easily distracted with skips in the audio you might want to pass.

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Highly Recommended

If you're a writer, or want to be one - there's a lot to the job that goes above and beyond writing the story - this book covers the art of the Blurb - the Tag line and back cover information that means the difference between someone buying your book or walking on.
5 Steps to Better Blurbs gives you the tools to get the job done and what to look for in a blurb.

Great things come in Small, easy to follow steps.

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Ready to write my own blurb for my first book

I am writing my first book and I KNOW that the title and the book blurb are normally the First two ways one is introduced to a book. So, I didn't give it a second thought. If I wanted this aspect of my book to be the VERY best...someone else should write it...you know, this being my first time and all. But after listening to Julie's book about blurbs (the ONLY audio book on here on the subject. Sidenote: why aren't there MORE audiobooks on...everything? Sheesh), I am ready to write my OWN blurb first draft (s). I will have it reviewed multiple times, but I now know what it entails and variations for different social media outlets.

I will say, it seems there are a plethora of professionals that have experience with Fiction and thus almost every example, advice, etc, is geared toward that. My book is non fiction and thus most examples do not apply to me. :(

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Great Book on Blurbs!

I really enjoyed this book, and especially the examples given to show how the author transformed an idea or a first copy blurb, into a final product. Recommended.

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  • Zak Standridge
  • 03-13-21

A two-hour commercial for Julie G. Nothing more...

There are some pretty significant technical issues with this audio-book: chapters don't correspond occasionally, the Audible title will read 'Chapter 4' when the narrator says 'Chapter 2' and so forth. It's an hour too long, as if the author was trying to stretch out explanations on purpose to meet an arbitrary word count or run-time. The graphics are bland generic and available to anyone with PowerPoint or Apache Open Office, making it extremely difficult to take the professional premise of this work seriously. A sample of some of the fantastic waste-of-time advice: "Have strangers read your work..." Wow. A mind-blower there! A writer would never, ever have had that inclination had (s)he not shelled out cash for Julie's expert advice! Gotta love how Julie ends her book with a promotion for herself as a 'Blurbologist'. And, thus exposed, the entirety of the work is revealed to be a 2-hour commercial to get readers to employ Julie C. Gilbert herself.

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  • Deedra
  • 12-10-20

5 steps

Good advice,but aimed at a specific audience.Narration by Julie Hinton was very good.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'