The Copywriter’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells

The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third edition
This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising managers . . . even entrepreneurs and brand managers. It reveals dozens of copywriting techniques that can help you write ads, commercials, and direct mail that are clear, persuasive, and get more attention–and sell more products.
Among the tips revealed are
• eight headlines that work–and how to use them
• eleven ways to make your copy more readable
• fifteen ways to open a sales letter
• the nine characteristics of successful print ads
• how to build a successful freelance copywriting practice
• fifteen techniques to ensure your e-mail marketing message
is opened
This thoroughly revised third edition includes all new essential information for mastering copywriting in the Internet era, including advice on Web- and e-mail-based copywriting, multimedia presentations, and Internet research and source documentation, as well as updated resources. Now more indispensable than ever, The Copywriter’s Handbook remains the ultimate guide for people who write or work with copy.

“I don’t know a single copywriter whose work would not be improved by reading this book.” –David Ogilvy

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  1. Review From an SEO Guru & Web Developer If you want to improve your writing skills for print or the web, this is the book that you need to own. This book is all steak with the fat trimmed off, powerful tips and techniques with absolutely no fluff. 

  2. The best nuts and bolts guide for writing effective ad copy This book is mainly geared towards people wanting to learn hard sell direct response advertising. Sales letters and web advertising are its main focus. There are chapters on other forms of advertising such as brochures and white papers, but IMHO there are other more effective books on soft sell methods. 

  3. A Copywriting Bible The knock that some reviewers gave on this book is that its just contains basic copywriting principles for beginners. Have you guys noticed a lot of the print and television advertising? Mostly cute, gimmicky filler that doesn’t do the job of selling products. I remember a few years ago when the media blasted the SaleGenie.com Super Bowl ads for “not being entertaining enough” and being a “major fail.” Many media outlets blasted SalesGenie.com for running ineffective ads and not knowing who…

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