On the Art of Writing Copy: Third Edition

What Are You Planning to Write? YOU HAVE IT ALL RIGHT HERE Everything You Need to Write More Powerful, More Profitable Copy It’s the MasterWork by the World’s Master Copywriter. If you have any interest in the power of the written word or any control over what those words are supposed to accomplish…you’re about to choose the right book. Herschell Gordon Lewis, internationally recognized as the number-one copywriter in the world, has made this book his magnum opus. In these pages, you’ll find: How to write “”killer”” e-mail copy. How to avoid spam filters and still sell with power. Simple, effective rules for letter writing. When to use envelope copy and what to say. How broadcast copy differs. Why some of the old rules don’t work any more. How to write an effective guarantee. It’s all here for you in simple, straightforward language. TWO HUGE BONUSES! Bonus 1: Here are hundreds of examples, some excellent and some so stupid you’ll wonder how they ever made it into print, on the air, or through the computer. Bonus 2: Here are more than 100 specific rules copy professionals use to grab and sell readers, viewers, and listeners. Far and away the most complete, most comprehensive, and, yes, the most useful handbook and guide to copywriting ever published, this will be the most thumbed-through book on your shelf because by any criterion it’s The Bible of Copywriting. Enjoy it. Use it. Profit from it.

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3 Comments

  1. A useful book, though some fat could be trimmed. This book is an excellent resource for any writer, professional or not. It gives insight into audience, word selection, and proper (his interpretation) style of writing. Learn the conventions so that when it comes down to breaking them, you will do so KNOWING it, instead of accidentally doing so. 

  2. Terrific resource for copywriting, a must-have Of all the books I’ve read on the art of writing copy that sells, this is one of my top 5 (along w/E. Schwartz’ Breakthrough Advertising, Caples, Ogilvy, etc). 

  3. Useful ideas, but you have to hunt for them Although focused largely on advertising, this book presents useful guidelines that a copywriter can apply to many project types. You will likely learn the most from looking at the numerous examples presented in the book, rather than from the author’s often long-winded, overly clever text. Demerits also to the publisher for a book design that combines a long line length with a small type size, making the text difficult to read.

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