Hey Guys! Today on Fresh Start September we have a (hopefully) very interactive and interesting discussion for you all about synopses.
The synopsis of a book is one of the most important things when it comes to marketing a book. After the cover is complete with eye-catching and appealing images, the potential buyer turns the book over and reads the synopsis and finally decides if they want the book.
Some people will pick up a book without reading the back, if it’s an author we know we love then sometimes it doesn’t matter or if it has been recommended it may just be pulled from the shelves and bought, but there is no denying that a powerful synopsis is the best way to get us to buy (or borrow) a particular book.
So this really brings me to wonder, what makes a synopsis so powerful? Is it merely that the story is that great or is it the way the words are placed together that pulls us in? What do you think?
There are also many different ways of writing a synopsis. Some detail a lot of things that will occur in the book, others will detail scenarios with climatic language while others may only hint at what is to come. My question to you then is simple, What type of synopses do you prefer? Why?
Some synopses stick in our minds more than others as they are more powerful or are attributed to an amazing book. Do you have a favourite synopsis you want to share?
Finally, I am extremely curious by this because I don’t think I have personally done it, but, Have you ever read a book when the synopsis didn’t grab you?
Please respond to these questions in the comment section! I’d love to hear your answers and feel free to interact with each other too! Let’s make this a really brilliant discussion, yes?