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Atul Kaushal

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What do you interpret this eBook as – a diary or a revolutionary story?
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 11:41 PM
 
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7 Seconds – Amazon India
7 Seconds – Amazon US
The eBook called 7 Seconds is a real-life–inspired story of love & deceit, corruption & negligence, friendship & enmity, terrorism & military, poems & songs, and, care & ignorance.
Carol Menges

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Re: What do you interpret this eBook as – a diary or a revolutionary story?
Posted: Jan 28, 2017 10:08 AM   in response to: Atul Kaushal in response to: Atul Kaushal
 
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Don't call it a diary. People won't want to read that or your own memoirs unless you are famous. Everybody wants to be in on the action of a famous guy, but not just a guy who had bad things happen to him. That's life for many of us--the bad stuff--and they won't care about yours, or mine.

I have a couple of suggestions because I'd probably be interested in reading it, myself, and I hope you do well. I like memoirs, but I'm an anomaly. But if I was an average reader looking for an intriguing book, your blurb (description) would turn me off immediately (I didn't Look Inside because I'm in a hurry). You need to vastly rein it in. Way too long, and it sounds somewhat apologetic.

My first novel up here at Amazon is part of a series. I'm writing the sequel now. It's based on a true story: mine. But I don't tell anybody that in the book. Good reasons. Check out the blurb because I believe it's tight and interesting to those who might be interested in that kind of story: https://www.amazon.com/Justice-Mercy-Once-upon-time/dp/1539855708/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1485626623&sr=1-3 If this link doesn't work from here, just use Amazon's search feature for Carol Menges and click on "Justice and Mercy: Once upon a time..."

Blurbs are almost an art form, but mostly they're a an advertising craft. Tighten yours up, a lot. Make it zing in only a few sentences and make sure the ending of it (the blurb) makes a possible reader want to do more than Look Inside. From there, make sure your Look Inside (the beginning) doesn't focus on you, the unknown person who may or may not actually have an interesting story to tell.

Get your friends who like to read to review your blurb and the Look Inside and accept honest, sometimes hard-to-hear answers. Good luck.

Edited by: Carol Menges on Jan 30, 2017 8:04 AM
grandmaster

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Re: What do you interpret this eBook as – a diary or a revolutionary story?
Posted: Jan 29, 2017 8:56 AM   in response to: Atul Kaushal in response to: Atul Kaushal
 
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I call it spamming the forum, from the way the post is written. We're not your customers, and if you need a critique you can ask for one. But the best time for that is before you publish.
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Re: What do you interpret this eBook as – a diary or a revolutionary story?
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 9:36 AM   in response to: Atul Kaushal in response to: Atul Kaushal
 
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It may be because of the language barrier, or due to translation, but the book is unreadable. The first two sentences are nonsense.
Tiffany Smith

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Re: What do you interpret this eBook as – a diary or a revolutionary story?
Posted: Feb 1, 2017 4:36 PM   in response to: Atul Kaushal in response to: Atul Kaushal
 
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