Monday, 18 April 2016
Blurb and Cover Help Please!
It's that time again, when I ask my blog readers for help with the cover and blurb for my next book. This one is a bit different because I'm submitting it to Kindle Scout, where it can be voted on by Amazon customers. The books with the highest votes are considered for publication by Amazon's imprint, with a $1500 advance and 50% royalties. To submit, I have to have a one-liner of 45 characters or less and a book description of 500 characters or less. Here goes!
The front line of the refugee crisis
He came to Tangier to die, but life wasn’t done with him yet.
Tom Miller has lost his job, his wife, and his dreams. Broke and alone, he ends up in a flophouse in Morocco, ready to end it all. But soon he finds himself tangled in a web of danger and duty as he’s pulled into scamming tourists for a crooked cop while trying to help a Syrian refugee boy survive life on the streets. Can a lifelong loser do something good for a change?
$500 of my advance will go to a charity for Syrian refugees.
So what do you think of the cover, one-liner, and blurb? This will be going into the Literature & Fiction section.