Friday, June 19, 2015

Opinions from readers - what jacket copy should reveal

Readers, I'd love to know your opinions about how much you want revealed in jacket copy (the blurb on the back cover that hopes to interest you in the book).

If something happens in the book that could be a trigger for you (for instance, abuse), would you want the jacket copy to hint at that? Or do most readers check out reviews to see if there are any trigger warnings?
I'll assume that you wouldn't want spoilers for the book. But if it's in a series--and it's not the first book--should the jacket copy stay away from spoilers from previous books? Or do readers expect that spoilers from earlier books might pop up and, therefore, only read the copy if they don't care about spoilers?

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