Writing

How to Write a Great Book Description: Step-by-Step Guide

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Dec 3, 2021 • 4 min read

Writers promoting their first book have many marketing tools at their disposal, including a unique book cover design, a pithy title, strong critical reviews, a marketing campaign, certifications such as being a New York Times bestseller, and the subject matter itself. Writing a book description can also help authors hook a reader and get them invested before they’ve even read a single page.