The Book Biz Part V: The Power of a High-Concept Hook

Hook you say? What’s a hook? That, my would-be author friend, is the question I am answering in this video! A “hook” is the one- or two-sentence description of what your book is about. And it’s the first thing you want to present to agents, editors and readers. The more high-concept and narrowly tailored your hook is, the more intriguing and must-read-able your book becomes.
In today’s video I will explain the difference between a broad, “mushy” hook and a one that will wow all the right people. Check it out–and if you’re feeling brave, let me know YOUR book’s hook in the comments on our Facebook page! I promise to write back with thoughts from an editor’s perspective. Enjoy!

(And of course, if you want help dialing in your hook, we’d love to talk with you. Visit www.knliterary.com/questionnaire to let us know you want a chat!)

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Kelly Notaras is a writer, book editor, NLPMarin Master-certified coach and the founder of kn literary arts. She offers one-on-one book consultations by appointment; fill out our questionnaire to get started.