Thursday, January 21, 2010

Come a little closer my pretties

Today, I'm writing the back cover and flap (inside of the cover) copy for the book. It is the kind of thing you never think about until the task is before you.

Imagine yourself in a bookstore. When you're browsing, you probably look at the title and cover art first. After that, you'll the book over, read the author blurb or see what people have written about the story. Then, it's up to the paragraph-long description on the back to entice you to crack the book open.

Then you'll read a few pages or scan the chapter titles. And then, maybe, just maybe, you'll buy the book or ask for it for Christmas. So that's my goal for today, to figure out how to suck you into the incredible world of adult fans of LEGO -- to tantalize you with stories of awe-inspiring buildings, fantastical collections, and an eye-opening trip into the secret vault at LEGO headquarters. Interested yet? A little, right?

What if I interviewed master model builders, got to see the model graveyard and where models are repaired at LEGOLAND, and walked through the factory while Star Wars storm troopers minifigures were being produced by the thousands.

This is why I watched Reading Rainbow -- I think I'm ready to present my book to the other kids.

Image via Milan Madge.

1 comment:

David said...

But... You don't have to take MY word for it.