Back Cover Copy

As an author in today’s highly-competitive publishing industry, you have seconds—literally seconds—to grab the attention of a prospective reader. Our senior editor, John Robin, has extensive experience in crafting effective, brief, clear, and attention-grabbing back cover copy and other related copywriting (AKA the “blurb package”). He is also a skilled writer and ghostwriting, and enjoys using these skills to create top-notch copy that makes an author’s story shine in the marketplace.

Basic Blurb Package – $129 USD

John will work with you to create:

  • a compelling blurb (jacket copy) that can be used on your print book’s back cover, website, Amazon listing, etc.
  • a one-sentence summary of the book (log-line or tag-line) that can be used in promotional advertising to help attract readers

Premium Blurb Package – $299 USD

In addition to what you get in basic, John will help you create:

  • a synopsis (catalog copy), which is preferred by reviewers and booksellers and typically contains more information than is contained in a back cover blurb
  • minor structural editing suggestions to match work refining synopsis
  • a one-paragraph marketing blurb (elevator pitch) that can be used in short ads or captions for online promotion
  • ad splashes

Agent Pitch Service – Query for pricing

Ideal for authors intending to pursue traditional publishing, John will help you land an agent by working with you to develop:

  • an excellent 2-3 page synopsis that tells your story compellingly, in miniature
  • follow-up structural edits to match the synopsis development process (includes assistance with in-line revision)
  • developmental edits and copyedits on opening 30 pages for pitch optimization
  • compelling back-of-book blurb for main body of query
  • preparation of query, including market analysis (comps, genre, hook)
  • agent selection and pitching strategy

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