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Blurb-writing service

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Our Blurb-writing service will give your book that extra edge with professionally written cover copy

Are you ready to self-publish your book but can’t write the back cover or jacket copy? Are you worried that it might let you down because copy-writing is a particular skill and it can be especially hard when it’s your own book? 

A good blurb is an essential part of selling your book, both in a bookshop and online, and will make all the difference to its success. Some writers find it really difficult to present their own work effectively, concisely and in a saleable manner.

For our Burb-writing service to work effectively, your work will need to be in good shape and ready to be published, so we really only advise writers to consider this service when they are ready to go ahead with the publishing or self-publishing process.

The editor/copywriter will need to read the complete manuscript in order to write the blurb and it would be helpful if writers could provide a brief and some indication of the length of copy they’re looking for.

The editor/copywriter producing the blurb will be an experienced professional with many years of experience in editing and the writing skill to put together good copy for your work or an experienced copy writer.

What it costs

The fee for the Blurb-writing service is calculated in relation to the length of the manuscript. In the case of this particular service the time it will take to write the blurb may be greater than the reading time, which is why the fee is relatively high.

For fiction manuscripts up to 100,000 words in length the fee will be £170, for 100,000 to 150,000 words £190 and for 150,000 to 200,000 words £210.

On non fiction manuscripts we will need to see the manuscript o assess it first, but please bear in mind that the fee will probably be higher than for fiction.

Fees are payable in advance.

Please send your manuscript as one unzipped Word file to