Does a Book’s Description Matter?

After the title and cover, the book description is another important marketing tool. An author can put the book description on the back cover or the inside flap.

A book description is an important tool that every book should have. When asked if a book’s description matters, the automatic answer should be, yes. A book description matters the same way other important tools of the books such as title, and covers do matter.

There are many reasons why an author should have a book’s description as part of the book. Here are some of the leading reasons:

Gives readers an insight of what to expect-

One of the top reasons why a book should have a description is to give readers an insight of the book. The short description of the book should summarize the important idea highlighted in the book. The reader can make connection with the book once he/she reads the description of the book.

In this regard, it is important for an author to master the techniques of writing an informative book description that will be of help to the reader.

Acts as a marketing tool-

A book description is also a marketing tool that an author should not ignore. Marketing statistic indicate that a book with a description  is likely to sell more than a book without a description; therefore, it is clear that having a book description is more beneficial. this tool is closely tied to the above mentioned reason since readers prefer to buy books that give them as insight of the book rather than just buying blindly.

Again, it is important to make the description appealing to the readers to increase the chances of gaining more sales.

Makes the book complete-

There is a belief that a book is not complete without its description. Therefore, inserting a book’s description matters very much in making the book complete since the description is an important tool of the book.

It is very clear that a book’s description matters a lot. However, the focus should not be on the book description but rather the quality of the description. It will only matter if the description is of great quality.

 

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22 replies on “Does a Book’s Description Matter?

  • James

    After the title and cover, the book description is the next important marketing tool. These 3 would make it easy for the author to effortlessly promote the book.

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  • smith

    As an aspiring author, I have always wonder whether to put the description of my book on the front, back , or inside flap cover. what exactly do you suggest?

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  • cole

    A book description is a valuable t tool that every book should have. When asked if a book’s description matters, my answer is a DOUBLE YES.

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  • Tina

    A book description matters the same way other important tools of the books such as title, and covers do matter. I wonder why this should be a debate topic or something?!?

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  • wright

    It should be noted that the description of the book should be short and it should also summarize the most important idea highlighted in the book.

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  • woodgate

    1 of the reasons why i love going to the description section first is to actually see if i can connect with the book even before reading it. so, i think its very crucial.

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  • matt scott

    It is very important for an author to learn the techniques of writing an informative book description because that it matters/ Its not just about writing any description….

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  • king

    My personal research and experience indicate that a book with a description is likely to sell more than a book without a description.

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  • amy lawrence

    It is crystal clear that having a book description is more beneficial to promotion than not having it at all or not knowing how to draft a powerful description.

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  • andy dillion

    what will give me an insight of the content if the description is lost/missing?
    Thanks for educative aspiring authors with this lovely post.

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  • bill johnson

    less i forget, it is vital to make the description appealing to your readers . This alone can increase your chances of gaining more sales.

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  • henry benson

    a book description is not as important as the content of the book. I would go for the content anytime and any day. -quality book content tho-

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  • JOSE MANUEL

    what a lovely, straight to the point and precise blog post. please where do you get inspiration from when you dish out these post(s)?
    THANKS!

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