Packed with brilliantly designed paper planes to make and fly, ranging from fighter planes to space rockets and creepy flying bugs. He has written several picture books, including the award winning letterbox lil and stripy horse series. I wish i would have upgraded because the paper is pretty thin. The occult art of the poetry book blurb rachael mead. Anyway, if you want to write your term book book of all, you can appeal to how team writing blurb paper from scratch at low cost, how. If youd like for me to read the entire book instead of just. Many authors write the book blurb as an afterthought. Jun 12, 2015 the back cover book blurb can be the hardest part as an author condensing your book into a few, short paragraphs in a way that makes your book impossible to overlook. Paper planes book by steve worland based on the motion screenplay by. Sell one copy at a time and let blurb fulfill the orders or place a large order and sell inperson. Grade 5 lesson on blurbsadapt by using whatever book. The blurb of your book is the second thing a potential reader will look at after the coverso take the time to get it right. Blurb create, print, and sell professionalquality photo.
This is great value for money because there are 100 planes to make, with easy to follow steps. Across the gold coast, the libraries will be filled with paper planes, kites and a variety of other inventions. Two important messages in paper planes are to work hard and dont judge a book by its cover. Once your title and cover have drawn the reader in, the blurb is what is going to make the difference between a missed opportunity and a sale. See more ideas about writing, writing a book, nonfiction books. Cut out shapes and lines from paper of a different colour and glue them on to your plane. Thats not to say you didnt like them all the way through but the beginning half of the book was great. Typically, these opportunities come during photography festivals, trade shows, or other industry events. After stumbling across the body of a suicide victim, two young neighbors gradually begin to drift apart. Blurb test book paper comparison film photography blog.
Your blurb will be an important part of your marketing. I think next time i will go for premium matter or lustre. Bookwright from blurb, i made 5 identical books, differing only in their paper type, and of course their cover title to differentiate them easily. Heres how you change the paper type of your bookwright book. Finally you could to motivational speakers come in and blurb to the goods and teens, blurbs. A simple outline for writing a killer book blurb september 25, 2016 september 25, 2016 kaitlin hillerich in my last post, i mentioned that ive been working on a novella and shared some reasons why you should write one of your own. Sign up for my newsletter, beneath the oake tree, here. Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first bookthe world record paper airplane bookworld record holder ken blackburn and mechanical engineer jeff lammers present the kids paper airplane book. Your write writer can be contacted book book our how blurb. This book is great for me because i am 10 years old and like paper planes. The writing was engaging and you started really liking the characters.
A simple outline for writing a killer book blurb ink and. Also, it is imperative for the student to have enough time to read the chosen text a few times and analyze it properly. Kids paper airplane book by ken blackburn, jeff lammers. The libraries are starting to buzz with holiday activities. That definition sucks all the life out of the word, though. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
In this post, we tell you how to write a book blurb in five easy steps. Writing paper planes the movie and the book a guest blog from. Youve snagged a prospective date by your alluring cover, so now youve got to show theres more than just surface appeal. Writing a book blurb is a little like online dating, i suppose. Here are the 5 paper types that where used to make these 5 identical books a. Your book blurb aka online description, like your dating profile. Photographer stuart grange was happy with his suburbanite life until. All kinds of photo books or art books where price is a concern or you have more than 240 pages. Sell your book in the blurb bookstore, through amazon, or in the global retail network of over 38,000 retailers, libraries, and schools. I specialize in writing childrens books about aviation as well.
I just recd a book back that i ordered from blurb and i got the standard paper. An easytofollow, practical guide to writing the best blurb to sell your selfpublished book, provided by ya author sarah juckes of completelynovel. Dylan ed oxenbould, 12yearsold, lives with his father sam worthington, who recently lost his wife and remains inconsolable. Paper planes is when hitler stole the pink rabbit for the generation that saw people jumping from the twin towers. My books focus on topics such as emotions, coping skills, mental illness and mindfulness. Other than the main still trying to get over the tragic death of his partner and his new love interest living in a distant city there wasnt a whole lot of tension. Paper planes when harry spots a rather bright colour in the black lake, at first he thought nothing of it. Its safe to say that a wellwritten blurb is absolutely essential to your poetry books overall success and reputation. Paper planes traces the plight of one family in sarajevo through the eyes of the quite naive 12 yearold niko and his ashamedly, i was aware of very little of the civil war which savaged the former yugoslavia in the early 90s in spite of the fact that i was living and working in europe at the time. I recommend this book for birthday parties or just with pocket money. When he discovers he has a talent for folding and flying paper planes, dylan begins a journey to reach the world junior paper plane championships in japan. But it is the single most important piece of writing you will do on your book. You can buy paper towns from your favorite retailer via the penguin portal.
You know, the ones that readers use to choose the book they want to read next or throw on the pile beside the bed where, among the. Make sure you supply me with a general synopsis as well. Adapted from the young adult novel by john green, fox 2000s paper towns tells the story of the bizarre mystery that unfolds in the wake of an acute youthful trauma. Written and put together by ken blackburn, the guinness book of world records paper airplane record holder, and.
Features four different models to perfect, each with their own concise instructions on how to best fold and fly them. All you have to do is provide me with some information and i will write one undeniably catchy blurb. The 5 core elements of a book blurb and why you should. A blurb is defined as a short description of your book, written for promotional purposes and appearing on the back cover. Writing a short book blurb is not only fun, but great practice for writing promotional copy of any kind. Put simply, being concise is hard, and being concise about something you know insideandout can seem downright impossible. If youve read the book and are completely prepared for spoilers, visit the faq for much, much more information on the book. How is it that a writer can write a story spanning tens of thousands of words but stumble at a 250300 word book blurb describing it. Written and designed for younger paper pilots, it has simpler planes with brighter, bolder graphics. Then, write 12 additional sentences that explain the plot of the story in a general way. I will explain that blurbs are thought to be very important by people in the bookmaking industry and that some writers even specialize in writing. Pair this story with libby gleesons half a world away for group sharing.
Steve worland has worked extensively in film and television in australia and the usa. When he discovers he has a talent for folding and flying paper planes, dylan begins a journey to reach the world junior. Standard 118 gsm premium luster 148 gsm, a 33%, b 25% more expensive than 1. Years later, the girl appears at the boys window in a ninja costume, and. This article gives you simple steps to follow to write a book blurb, and gives examples of both fiction and nonfiction back cover blurbs. Your book blurb must be wellwritten to get a readers attention. Scratch out written for promotional purposes and substitute written to seize the prospective readers attention and imbed an irresistible desire to. Steve worland brings you the exciting, heartwarming story of paper planes, adapted from the awardwinning family film that features a cast of australias finest actors, including sam worthington, deborah mailman, david wenham and ed oxenbould if at first you dont succeed, fly, fly again. The current green adaptation, paper towns, might not possess the same exhilarating highs and somber lows as the fault in our stars, b ut this teen drama wrapped around a human enigma does share more than a few commonalities, including the same savvy writing team of scott neustadter and michael h. To write a good blurb, you have to make it short and exciting, yet relevant. Weber, who also did the screenplay for what is probably the pinnacle so far of this. Childrens fiction, historical fiction, war format read. How to write good book blurbs essaypaperwritingwrite. Steve has written screenplays for working title, icon productions and the jim henson company, worked in script development for james.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading paper planes. Paper planes is a meaningful story of friendship and family. How to write an effective blurb for a selfpublished book. Paper planes was written by steve worland and is based on the motion. Beckys literary bookings and creative net speakers agency what people are. But fear not, because theres a secret science to writing the perfect book blurb.
On taking up writing it had not once occurred to me that one of the tasks of being a writer might be to come up with those concise, quippy phrases on the covers of books. Dylan finds himself a passion for creating and flying paper planes. You have one shot at introducing your story to your reader make it count. Dylan is an imaginative twelveyearold boy who discovers that his talent for folding and flying paper. He wrote the screenplay for the smash hit australian family film paper planes with director robert connolly, won the accta award for best original screenplay for the same film, and adapted the movie into a bestselling novel for young readers. The movie adaptation of paper towns was released in summer 2015 starring nat wolff and cara delevingne, and directed by jake schreier. The blurb should be in the same style as the rest of the book, for example. Paper planes by jim helmore 9781471173875paperback. Youll also find some useful links to websites with further information. I am anxious to see if anyone else has experience with the other papers. Choose the right paper for your photo book help center. That is, until he realised the white spot was a pale girl with dark hair in a white dress, unconscious. The blurb for this book was really misleading, but what i got ended up more enjoyable than what i expected.
Kids paper airplane book paper airplanes ken blackburn, jeff lammers on. Although the protagonist is a child, like in sonya hartnetts of a boy, this is not a story for children. When it comes to writing the back blurb for a book, the struggle is real. When you need to write a blurb for a movie, book, or other project, start by writing a clever and catchy hook that introduces some of the characters and setting of the topic. Printed on special tearout pages, each of the 100 planes features a unique design. I will describe the activity to be done writing a blurb and drawing a front cover for home of the brave. Movies do this incredibly well in their trailers and descriptions, so it may be an idea to. Check our calendar of events to see where you can grow a paper garden or steer a paper plane sky high. This is a worksheet intended to be used for planning to write a blurb for a novel study. Webster published in australia by penguin random house, scholastic australia, midnightsun, and uqp university of queensland press published in sweden by bwahlstroms published in russia by kompasguide teen imprint represented by jane novak literary agency appearances. Also follow these steps if you made a trade black and white book and want to convert it to a trade color book or viceversa. Paper planes by steve worland penguin books australia.1631 1477 389 1263 1154 1627 468 1174 1176 149 1154 14 867 730 897 915 445 1587 1051 709 234 372 1425 757 772 1079 846 1077 842 1374