It’s my pleasure to have been asked by author S. Burke to be part of her cover reveal launch for her latest book, The Alternative. What do you think of this wonderful cover?
You can pre-order this book from today! I usually have a marketing post on a Monday, so I asked S. Burke to give us her marketing tips to help other authors.
From S. Burke…
Hello and welcome to My Cover reveal for my new Thriller Anthology “The Alternative”
My grateful thanks to my marvelous host, Lizzie Chantree.
In keeping with Lizzie’s Marketing tips Day, I’ve shared with you a few simple things that I’ve learned over the years.
MARKETING TIPS ON CREATING A GREAT COVER
I must admit to having zero skills when it comes down to creating my own book cover. I’m now a committed believer that a great cover can create sales. I know from first-hand experience what happens as a result of a merely adequate cover being crafted by my own inexpert hands.
I had a book that I was proud of, that I used a generic cover creator on, and it sold very few copies. But I had faith in the readability of my work… that’s when I made the decision to use a professional service to have the cover recreated.
I looked for the covers that drew my eye immediately amongst all the writers I follow and discovered of the ones I found most appealing many were created by Eeva Lancaster at The Book Khaleesi. I had a clear visual image of what I wanted and Eeva’s service gave me the total freedom of selecting my own image and having it used, or the offer of them creating the cover from my description. I found the image, and had a brilliant eye-catching cover created by them and returned within twenty-four hours. End result … Book sales increased! Reviews started coming in … And the Cover won Second Place in Best Cover of the year on Rave Reviews Book Club.
Lesson learned, and then some.
I have the pleasure of sharing with you The COVER REVEAL for “The Alternative”
The Alternative by S. Burke
AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER NOW!
Release Date: Monday, June 18th, 2018
Category: Thriller & Suspense > Anthology
MARKETING TIP ON WRITING A GREAT BLURB
What are the key Overriding emotions you want your readers to find within your manuscript? I don’t presume to tell my reader what they MUST feel, but rather invite them to feel it.
Keep in mind that the blurb is intended to be a lure, that hook that captures the reader’s attention, and prompts them to take a look at this book for themselves, it is not intended to be a detailed synopsis of what your reader will find. Too much information is a curiosity killer.
Here is the blurb for “The Alternative”
There are those that cling unreservedly to the lifeboat that believing in Karma hands them so willingly.
They work, they live, and they function in a world that grants them the option of believing that Karma has no deadline.
Until they are handed the spark that ignites them into becoming the instrument of Karma itself.
There are others who have had all they once held to be truths, everything they once stood for and took pride in, torn apart and ripped from them by the hand of a cruel fate.
Then, of course, there are those who believed in nothing and no one, to begin with …
These are their stories.
The stories of people both good and bad, who made the choice to exact “The Alternative.”
Thank you so much for joining me here today. I’d be delighted if you would care to comment on my latest work.
My thanks again to my host Lizzie Chantree for sharing my exciting news with all of you today.