How to Write Your Book’s Elevator Pitch

So you have written a book. Congratulations! And now your publisher or book format person is asking for a blurb to go on the back of your book to hopefully entice people to read it. How in the world are you going to condense a 250-page (or more) manuscript down into just a couple of hundred words?

Or maybe you got that part figured out, but when someone asks you what your book is about, you watch their eyes glaze over as you begin to deliver your whole back-of-the-book synopsis. You realize if you could spit out the summary a sentence or two, you might be able to hold their attention better. But how do you do that?

Like creating a thick stew, I’ve discovered a method of boiling down the manuscript that has worked for me and others. I created a video laying it all out. Enjoy!

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