Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reviewer's Tip - Advance Reading Copy - Part 4

One final suggestion for back covers.  We see this on some (but not all) advance reading copies.  At the bottom, near/beside the marketing campaign information, specifics on the book.  These include:
  • Title
  • Author
  • Genre
  • ISBN
  • Book size
  • Number of pages
  • Number of illustrations
  • Price
  • Publication Date
  • URL of books' website
  • Contact information - name, phone, email of contact person
Finally, don't forget to add, if you can fit it in (and some of the 'Big Boys' put it in VERY tiny print), "Text is subject to change.  Before quoting anything in this book, please verify with the publisher/against the final bound book."  We've seen this blurb put on the back cover, front cover, and also inside, on the title page and even, occasionally, on the copyright page.

Next time, what should your front cover look like???