Examples of Good Endorsements For Your Book
As you gather endorsements (sometimes referred to as blurbs) for you book, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind:
- The best blurbs are specific
- The best blurbs come from someone with a reputation in the same space
- The best blurbs have a clear call to action
Here are a few examples of great blurbs for a few of Greenleaf’s recent titles:
''...a delightful guide full of important information for those of us who want to enjoy the companionship of our best travel partners, our parents.'' — Samantha Brown, Television Travel Host & AARP Travel Ambassador
Valerie Grubb’s Planes, Canes, and Automobiles is one of the first books to guide adults through the ups and downs of traveling with their aging parents. This blurb from travel TV show host Samantha Brown boosts the credibility to Grubb’s message; readers trust Samantha Brown’s advice, so they can trust Grubb’s, too.
“… Matthew S. Hiley takes readers on a dark, twisted and hilarious journey into the perilous world of parenting with Baseball Dads. This motherfu**er is a homerun!” — Brandon Christopher, author of The Job Pirate
Not only does the tone of this blurb match the rough and rowdy tone of the book, Baseball Dads, it embraces the same satirical sense of humor with the “perilous world of parenting” comment. This blurb also features a clever play on words by incorporating the little league baseball theme core to the book's plot line. It simply wouldn’t make sense on the cover of any other book.
Call To Action
"Carrie Morgridge has written a must-read primer for anyone considering philanthropy…Read this book - and learn from one of the best." — Katherine Bradley, President, CityBridge Foundation
Philanthropist Carrie Morgridge wrote Every Gift Matters to teach others that even the smallest donations to charity can make a big difference. This blurb does a great job of creating a sense of urgency by calling it a “must-read,” and ends with a powerful call to action that teases the reader.