“Top Ten Bad Back Cover Blurb Ideas”

These would probably be really bad ideas to include on the back cover of your book.

#10:  “If you hate this book as much as my mother did, you’ll get your money back.”

# 9:  “Why buy this book when you can get it at the library?”

# 8:  “Scratch & Sniff section inside!”

# 7:  “The blank pages at the end are so you can write your own dumb ending.”

#6:  “Book Two will probably be a lot better.”

# 5:  “There’s not going to be a movie. Get over it!”

# 4:  “Discussion questions? Are you crazy? It was hard enough to write the stupid book!”

#3:  “Here’s a few hours of your precious time, you’ll never get back!”

#2:  “This is Christian fiction…if you don’t like this book, it means you’re a pagan.”

# 1:  “What a coincidence…the ISBN number and my Social Security number are exactly the same!”

Any other bad ideas?



Filed under Christian Fiction, Christian Growth, Christian Life, Larry W. Timm, reading, Writing

12 responses to ““Top Ten Bad Back Cover Blurb Ideas”

  1. Mary Gessner


  2. These are very good. I don’t think I can top them.

  3. Thanks for the laugh. I’m quoting here from somebody famous but I can’t remember his name: “If you like this kind of a book, this is the kind of a book you will like.”

  4. How about, “You’ll never guess who the murderer is. It’s Jack, the chauffeur.” Or, “My mother says this is a great book and she’s never wrong.”

    Good post to make us think.

  5. deannadodson

    Ummm . . . I’m not very good at summaries, but I write a lot better inside. Really.

  6. Precarious Yates

    I’d totally buy a book with a scratch and sniff section!

  7. My contributions:
    – I know that this book starts kind of slow. But it gets better–trust me!
    – I couldnt afford an editer so please escuse spelling, punctuation, and that thing about putting words in the right order.
    – I’ve read at least two or three books in my lifetime that were worse. So rest assured it won’t be the worst book you’ve ever bought.
    – You’ll have to buy this book because no library will carry it–even when I offered to donate it to them.

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