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Struggling to find new readers? Learn how a compelling synopsis can make your book fly off the digital shelves! Do you hate writing blurbs? Do you wish there was an easier way to summarize your novel and get more sales in the process? Author and copywriter Bryan Cohen’s book descriptions have hit both the Kindle Store’s Top 50 and the USA Today Bestseller list. Let him sh Struggling to find new readers? Learn how a compelling synopsis can make your book fly off the digital shelves!Do you hate writing blurbs? Do you wish there was an easier way to summarize your novel and get more sales in the process? Author and copywriter Bryan Cohen’s book descriptions have hit both the Kindle Store’s Top 50 and the USA Today Bestseller list. Let him show you exactly how to craft the copy you need to hook new readers. After writing hundreds of book descriptions for other authors and helping thousands with informative training, Bryan has learned what all the best book synopses have in common. Through easy-to-follow tips and helpful examples in a variety of genres, How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis gives you the tools you need to get a steady stream of online book browsers to click the Buy button every single day. In this book, you’ll discover:How to simplify your plot to create a short, engaging synopsisWhy using certain words can make customers fall in love with your storyHow to shed unnecessary subplots and make writing your blurb a joy instead of a choreThe step-by-step system for writing and editing your synopsis for rhythm, momentum, and clarityWhy you need a synopsis cliffhanger, and much, much more!Finally, you no longer have to take on the challenge of copywriting alone. With a more intriguing synopsis in place, all your future promotions, ads, and marketing campaigns can perform significantly better. You want more readers to buy your books, and Bryan’s system is a great way to make it a reality. If you like detailed writing guides, plenty of examples, and a touch of humor, then you’ll love Bryan Cohen’s look behind the scenes at how he creates copy that sells. Buy How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis today to get new readers excited to buy your books! ...

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  • Susan May
    2019-05-04 08:47

    This book is a must read for authors wanting to sharpen their synopsis. I thought I was pretty good at writing blurbs, which I find pretty difficult like all authors. Bryan Cohen certainly gives you some great tips. Bravo, Brian. I also love his Sell More Books show. My go to show for indie author and publishing news. I listen every week, without fail.

  • Lola
    2019-05-02 08:31

    So I have this weird fascination with book marketing, so when an author in an author facebook group that I am part of recommended this book I just had to pick it up. It sounded informative and I thought it might come in handy when giving advice to other authors. I wasn't quite sure what to expect of this book as I read very little non-fiction (I am trying to change that), but I really enjoyed it and found it very informative.How the Write a Sizzling Synopsis delivers exactly what the title promises you, tips for writing a great synopsis. Each chapter has a specific point the author addresses and at the end of the chapter there is an exercise, which I thought was very handy for applying to knowledge. I started writing synopsis for books I recently read and I realized just how difficult it was. I enjoyed seeing how my synopsis changed over the course of the book and this book definitely made me look at synopsis in a different light. And the last chapter gives a step by step guide for how to write your synopsis. I found the tips and advice to be very practical.On the other hand I do think not each tip is for every author or every synopsis, but that's almost impossible. And I think the advice in this book is only one way to write them, but it does sound like an effective approach. I don't know if applying these rules to your synopsis actually brings your book more sales, but it would be interesting to hear from authors who apply these tips to their blurbs. I do agree with the author that a blurb is very important for selling your book, so giving these tips a try when writing your next blurb does sound like it's worth a try.I think the author makes a lot of great points and also explains why these techniques work. Overall I think most authors would learn a few things from this book that they can apply to their synopsis or least become more aware of possible techniques. Some points you can take with a grain of salt or apply as you see fit, but most of the times the author makes a good point and also explains his reasoning for why you should write your synopsis in a certain way.The chapters are pretty short and the book is very easy to read. There's even a bit of humor in it and overall I read through this book easily and even enjoyed getting some new knowledge about the topic and applying it. At the end of each chapter there is an exercise and a short recap, which I thought was very handy. And like the author I would encourage you to follow these exercises as I thought it was very interesting to see the synopsis I wrote develop while I worked my way through the book.To summarize: This was an enjoyable and informative read. I learned a lot of new things about writing synopsis and found the book to be well written. The author explains why you should write your synopsis in a certain way and gives advise that makes sense and is easy to apply. The exercises and recaps at the end of the book are very handy. It makes you sure you have a chance to apply the knowledge you just learned and read the most important points another time. Maybe not all advice can be applied to each synopsis, but I think most authors will find some pieces of advice they can apply or new techniques to learn for writing synopsis. I felt like I learned a lot more about writing synopsis and found it an interesting read. I would definitely recommend this book to authors who want to know more about writing synopsis.

  • Bernard Jan
    2019-05-17 08:26

    We all know how to write a book but we suck at writing a capturing blurb! Either it is too long or too boring to hook our readers. Writing a sizzling synopsis is possible if we follow a few simple rules and use the tools to get online book browsers click our Buy button every single day. This book is a gold mine! Dig in!I thank Derek Doepker for recommending it to me and I extend this recommendation to everyone.

  • Kate M. Colby
    2019-04-28 05:39

    A great guide for taking the heart of your story and condensing it down into an emotionally charged and attention-grabbing synopsis. While the majority of the book focuses on purely the synopsis part of your book description, there is one chapter that discusses taglines, calls-to-action, etc. Overall, this is a quick and easy read (written in the humor Bryan's podcast listeners will enjoy), with helpful exercises that will help you craft your synopsis as you move through the book. Highly recommended for self-publishing authors.

  • C.J. Darlington
    2019-04-26 09:38

    Who would think a subject that's seemingly short could fill an entire book with little wasted words? Cohen did a great job tackling this oftentimes sticky subject for authors. He boils it down so even those who hate synopsis writing can approach the task with more confidence and less trepidation. Includes many model synopsis' at the end that I thought would be boring but actually were interesting to read. Pick this up if your definition of the word "synopsis" is synonymous to "colonoscopy".

  • Siobhan Davis
    2019-05-11 12:33

    Most Indie Authors I know say they are terrible at writing blurbs and absolutely dread that part of the process, and I'm no exception. I've tried outsourcing it in the past but it doesn't work so it's something I need to master so that I can overcome this "mental block" I have every time I'm getting ready to release something new.I searched for a good book on blurb-writing previously and was surprised to find there weren't that many options that fit what I was looking for so I was delighted when Bryan announced he was writing this book. He is undeniably one of the best blurb writers in the business.This book is great - a quick easy read packed with examples and exercises that force you to apply the learning as you go along. I was amazed at how different my end version was to my starting one and I've definitely taken away lots of learning. Practice makes perfect so only time will tell if it's added real value, but I have to say that I already feel more confident in tackling this head-on. The writing is great - it's witty, self-deprecating, and not in any way preachy.I picked up a copy on release day for 99c and I have to say it was money well spent.If you struggle with blurbs, this is the book for you. And even if you don't have issues with blurb-writing, I bet you'd still pick up some useful tidbits in this book. Most definitely worth a read.

  • Adam Collings
    2019-04-20 12:37

    Writing a synopsis is hard. As you start reading this book and doing the exercises, you'll realise it's even harder still, but as you keep going, things start to fall into place. After all, you've got one of the best, Bryan Cohen, cheering you on.This is a skill that will take plenty of practice to master, but Bryan Cohen gives a step-by-step guide on how to proceed.Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us Bryan.

  • Harley Christensen
    2019-04-27 10:29

    Ready to convert that fizzled book synopsis into a sizzling book sale?I know. I’ve been there.You’ve written a great book. You’ve got a crazy cool cover. You want to hit “Publish” but that little voice tells you “Not so fast, my chickadee, you’re not done…yet.”Yup, you still need to write your book description.You sigh as the fear and loathing build… After a period of procrastination, desperation kicks in and you…settle. Sure, your tagline is short and snappy but when you hit that dreaded synopsis, you’re just not sure what to include, what to exclude and suddenly you find yourself reverting to synopsis overkill—too much plot, too many characters, subplots, locations, how the protagonist likes his coffee or what he puts on his toast—basically everything you should have reserved for the actual reading experience. The potential buyer reacts like you’ve served him burnt toast and subpar coffee. And he moves on. The result: dismal sales…day after day after day.Ok, this scenario may be a bit extreme but at the end of the day, condensing your book—the one you’ve sacrificed months of blood, sweat, tears and face time with your family for—into a couple hundred words, is H-A-R-D...But it doesn’t have to be.In How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis, Bryan helps you identify the parts of your book’s plot you should include, how to simplify them and yet make them compelling and engaging, all in step-by-step system that is easy to follow and supported by a plethora of concrete examples in a variety of genres you can reference when crafting your own. He also discusses the length of your synopsis (and why it comes down to sound and emotional impact), how it should be formatted, where it should be utilized, and additionally touches on the other components that make up your book’s description, e.g. tagline, selling paragraph and call to action. And, if all of that isn’t enough to convince you, it’s also fantastically easy to digest, with actionable tips that can be immediately implemented into your own synopsis.So, my author friend, if you’re ready to ditch the fear and loathing you’ve typically associated with writing your book’s blurb and are psyched about converting those casual browsers into buyers—and eventually avid fans—grab a copy of How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis—both your book description and future book sales will thank you.

  • Laura Martone
    2019-05-19 09:35

    As a novelist who's yet to publish her first novel, I admit to being a wee bit nervous about the marketing side of writing. Like many authors, I find it less daunting to write a 100,000-word novel (or even a 300,000-word one) than to write a three-paragraph synopsis about said novel. But, with Bryan's wonderful, easy-to-digest, and, at times, amusing how-to guide about writing a killer synopsis, I feel a lot less overwhelmed than I did before. In addition to Bryan's clear explanations and relevant examples, I appreciated the end-of-chapter exercises, which have helped me to embrace (if not yet master) each step in the process. A highly recommended book for all writers - whether newbies or veterans, indies or traditionally published.

  • Linda Fausnet
    2019-05-05 12:20

    This book is worth far more than I paid for it. The author provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to write an effective description for your book. He not only tells you WHAT to do, he includes a clear and concise explanation of WHY you should do it. I took notes while reading this book, and I jotted something important down from nearly every page. I loved this book because it contained specific advice, as opposed to vague assertions liked "your synopsis needs to evoke emotion in a reader." Instead, you get concrete advice on what words to put where and how to carefully construct a powerful, effective synopsis. This book is packed with a lot of useful information that I can’t wait to try for my books!

  • Nancy Cupp
    2019-04-29 11:25

    This book was well written and easy to understand. It is a helpful how-to book on a difficult task. I've used the information on my own books and it helped me move from a mundane to eye-catching synopsis. Clearly, this task requires much practice and Bryan's book is a good place to start.

  • Angela Ford
    2019-05-03 05:48

    Sell more books At the end of the day, I want to take away every barrier that keeps readers from buying my books. Having an emotionally compelling book blurb is key. This books empowers me with the tools I need to create a synopsis that sells more books. Highly recommended.

  • Rob Durham
    2019-05-14 09:28

    I’ll bump my rating from 4 stars to 5 as soon as someone tells me I’ve nailed my blurb.

  • Jeremy Flagg
    2019-05-03 07:33

    Perfect for those Polishing TouchesBryan does it again. Concise and to the point. Was a quick read I've gone through several times already! I highly recommend for any author struggling with writing back blurbs!

  • Sacha Black
    2019-05-13 12:29

    A great book for authors teaching them how to write a better synopsis. Nice and short in length so easily digestible. Some great tips, as well as fab summaries and some exercises at the end of each chapter.

  • Kristin Spencer
    2019-05-04 06:24

    Informative, relatable, and immensely helpful.

  • Roberta Capizzi
    2019-05-03 10:47

    I don't usually read non-fiction, but I follow Bryan online and I heard him speaking at a few webinars, so I was curious to read something he wrote. Surprisingly, I read it all in one sitting and didn't feel like skipping chapters to get to the end.This is a quick, straight to the point guide that will tell you how to make that dreaded synopsis shine so that it attracts more readers and fans. There are a few exercises he recommends doing while you're reading it, so that by the time you've reached the end of the book, your synopsis will be ready to be shared with the world.If writing a synopsis/blurb is your biggest challenge (aka nightmare), this book will help you get through it and come back on the other side with a sizzling synopsis. I think it's a good writing tool for both self-published authors and traditionally published ones.

  • Monique
    2019-05-01 07:36

    An informative, very helpful tool for writers. And it was only a buck.I got and understood most of what the author was saying, and I'd like to think that my brain was already geared for and applying his synopsis-writing rules. Then again, I really don't know shit.Will be referencing this lil' gem a lot. lol

  • D.G. Kaye
    2019-05-14 06:25

    A Short Little Book that Packs a Punch!This book isn't very long, but it's succinct at explaining, with good examples, on how to write what many authors tend to struggle with, the blurb, for back cover of paperback and Amazon ebook descriptions.Cohen simplifies the process for us using his own experience of being a copywriter. But blurb writing is not copywriting as he informs us. There's a basic formula for extracting the best parts of a book for the synopsis, and it works no matter the genre and Cohen is sharing that with us.Sometimes it's difficult to look at our own book and figure out how to condense it into a mere 300-500 word description to hook our readers into wanting to read more. So if you're an author struggling with the often dreaded synopsis writing, this book is for you.

  • Peter
    2019-05-02 10:42

    Some reviewers have been critical of this text because they say it's about writing a blurb as opposed to a synopsis. I think they are splitting hairs.I bought this book because I want to sell more of my books. I'm not 100% certain that I'll achieve that goal but the ideas the author has outlined are definitely worth trying. What I am certain of is that I won't sell fewer copies by changing my descriptions, so there is no downside but the possibility of strong upside. I'll take those odds every day of the week.If you get one new idea from a how-to text you're doing well. I enjoyed How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis and got many ideas that I'll experiment with.

  • Rhoda Baxter
    2019-05-06 09:25

    I'd heard of Bryan Cohen and his ninja copywriting skills, so I thought I'd buy his book and see what I could learn. This book is clearly and concisely written (as you'd expect) and gives you a nice step by step guide to the art and craft of writing a book blurb. I've tried to put these techniques into practice. It's hard to do, but having some guidance helps, especially when you get to the 'Okay, I've done a decent draft, now how do I make it better' stage.I'd recommend this book to self publishers who have to write their own back cover copy.

  • Nola
    2019-05-05 07:38

    I bought this book because I was in the process of writing a book proposal and thought it would be helpful. Although the kind of synopsis Cohen is talking about is more the type you use for the back-cover blurb than a full synopsis, I still found it really useful. Each short chapter has specific tips and exercises to help you nail down the essence of your plot, and there are lots of examples of synopses in the back.This is one I'll refer back to again. Very helpful for fiction back-cover blurbs.

  • Ronda Boccio
    2019-05-11 04:45

    having a formula or system is a goodthing. It's like having a recipe for success. There are several formulae you might use for a fiction book that you'll discover in this must-have author reference. This is a fabulous book. I am applying Bryan Cohen's formulas to all my books. My current publisher praised my back cover blurb for my upcoming paranormal suspense novel.Cheers to your blissful lifeRonda Del BoccioAward-winning author and speaker

  • Bronwyn Leroux
    2019-04-22 12:46

    Simple yet effective tools to get your synopsis rockingBryan presents his information in easily digestible bite sized gems. Each chapter ends with an exercise to practise what you just learnt - priceless if you want to remember what you read and practical in that it takes you through the creation of your synopsis from beginning to end. Well worth the read and a book you want on your bookshelf.

  • Pamela
    2019-05-05 07:39

    What an excellent read, informative and entertaining! I have to learn to write better synopses, but I confess I dreaded reading a whole book on the topic. I was wrong to fear it as Bryan's book is a pleasure to read. He keeps it light.Make sure you do the exercises as you go along. I gave up about halfway through because my first attempt at a synopsis was just that terrible, but I'll go back over them with my next blurb!

  • Matthew Wellman
    2019-05-15 07:45

    Forcing PracticeAny author will tell you that the key to getting better is practice. The author gives exercises at the end of each chapter to help you work through your tired, old book synopsis and make on that sizzles. I must have written and revised 5 of my own over the course of this book. Fun, interactive; a headache and a joy. Worth the read.

  • Julie Schooler
    2019-05-04 06:35

    An easy to read and lighthearted manual on how to write a blurb. The author obviously knows this topic well. I was hoping for more help on the full book description for a non-fiction book which wasn't really covered here. However, lots of great takeaways on the hook, flow of language and what the readers care about the most. Recommended.

  • Elise Edmonds
    2019-04-22 09:37

    I picked this up because like Bryan says, we authors hates writing the blurbses. Oh yes. I've pretty much skimmed the book, but it looks super helpful, and I'm going to go back and do all the exercises in an attempt to improve my current blurb. And learn to write any future ones I'm foolish enough to attempt.

  • Yan Valle
    2019-05-01 06:29

    This book is a must read for authors, as well as for copyrighters, social media managers and other marketing people. No matter whether you have to write blurb for a book, a blog post or any short copy, read this book before that and you'll be more productive in less time.

  • Angela Wilson
    2019-04-25 10:27

    I should have bought this a year ago when it was first recommendedGreat step by step instructions. Lots of examples to see the strengths and weaknesses of various descriptions. Very glad I finally bought this.