Okay folks, I need your advice again. I need to write around 100-120 words of blurb to go on the back cover of my book and on the Amazon page. I’ve come up with two versions so far, and would like some feedback on which you think is better so I’m running a poll at the bottom of this post.
If anyone is feeling generous, please leave suggestions in the comments. Perhaps elements of each could be combined? Is anything missing? Does anything grab you? Does anything fall flat?
I should probably say that my target markets are:
1. Women aged between 30-50, more conservative than liberal, with an interest in dating, relationships, and a man’s perspective. Most will have children.
2. Men aged between 20-50, seeking dating advice and/or looking to share bad experiences.
3. Men aged between 30-50 with daughters in their teens and above, interested in social discussions.
Getting this right is the most important part of marketing any book, and I need some third-party input. This is a first draft, and I’m sure there will be several more.
So, the first:
How far should you go to maintain a relationship with a weird foreigner you met online?
It’s a question a British man struggles to answer as he falls in love with Katya, an artsy Russian living in London, only to discover she’s not who she seems. Seeking a solution, he stumbles into a bizarre world of Brooklyn-based misfits obsessed with Burning Man, an annual gathering where anything goes. On the way he must face his own self-doubts, outbursts of angry feminism, and revelations about Katya’s past he’ll wish she kept to herself.
Entertaining, honest, and brutally realistic, this is a story of an ordinary man dating a very modern woman.
And it started off so well.
When a middle-aged British man meets Katya, a charming Russian woman, he thinks he’s finally found what he’s looking for. But one morning she blurts out a piece of her past which changes everything. Torn between staying and leaving, he tries to understand the life she’s led and the choices she’s made. But the more he discovers, the more questions arise. Why did she divorce the man she says she loved? What happened in the Orgy Dome at Burning Man? And why is she sticking with him?
Entertaining, honest, and brutally realistic, this is a story of a man in love with a woman he doesn’t know.