What’s the flap?
Some of the joys of being published, you can predict. People will read your book. Some people will enjoy your book. You get to do panel discussions.
But some of the joys just smack you, unsuspectingly, upside the head.
I got an e-mail from my editor today, with the “flap copy” for the sequel, “Breaking Point,” for me to proof.
“Flap copy” are the words that go on the inside flaps, front and back, of the soft-material cover that wraps around the hardback. At Minotaur – the mystery/thriller imprint for St. Martin’s Press – that usually means a brief synopsis of the novel of the front flap, with a bio of the author on the back flap.
This shouldn’t catch me by surprise. I mean, I’ve read a thousand hardback books and I’ve always noticed the flap copy. But nonetheless, this is one of those little joys I just didn’t see coming.
The photo of me, by the way? Taken by sweetheart Katy King in Italy.