Non-Fiction Example

Non-Fiction

So many possibilities…

Non-fiction encompasses a wide range of topics, and chances are, Blurb Writer has written cover copy for a lot of them. Business. Travel. Memoir. Biography and autobiography. Education. Family history and genealogy. Because your credentials and experience can have an influence on book buyers, as a non-fiction author, our Standard Non-Fiction blurb includes a short author bio.

Scroll down for two examples of non-fiction blurbs, one for business/promotional/education style book, the other for a memoir.

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Non-Fiction Blurb example for a business book:

The Smart Student’s Guide to Smart Manufacturing by Mike Nager

When people think about careers in manufacturing, they imagine noisy factories with hundreds of workers standing shoulder-to-shoulder doing repetitive work. Who would recommend working at the company that laid off Grandpa and left him without a pension? But Industry 4.0—the revolution of manufacturing created by technology—is not your Grandpa’s manufacturing!

Smart Manufacturing is the modern way of thinking about and producing products. The stodgy, hundred-year-old mass-production paradigm is giving way to Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and other new tech to reduce the need for human workers to perform rote tasks. This change is driving a new wave of employment for creative, “think outside the box” people to reimagine what manufacturing for the 21st century looks like.

This book gives students, parents, workforce development committees, and education directors a fresh perspective on manufacturing as a career path that offers a wealth of exciting business opportunities in a changing world. For workers looking to reskill or upskill, this book provides explanations of terminology, discussion topics, even examples of new tech as it’s used in popular movies or shows. If you’re looking for a career that builds the future, a career in Smart Manufacturing may be right for you!

About the Author:

With an electronics engineering degree and more than twenty years experience, Mike Nager has worked with hundreds of manufacturers and utilities to design modern manufacturing facilities. Founder of the Solution Center of Festo Didactic, North America, providing advanced solutions for technical and industrial training, Mike was also recently named a top Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Influencer by Onalytica, and has held leadership positions in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Society of Automation (ISA), and The Material Handling Association. He volunteers with the IEEE Mini-Engineering Academy and lives at the Jersey Shore with his fantastic wife, two daughters, and one ugly rescue dog.

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Short Version Blurb:

Same blurb, but shorter, perfect for a paperback cover or blog post.

Smart Manufacturing is the modern way of thinking about and producing products. Industry 4.0—the revolution of manufacturing created by technology—includes Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and other new tech to reduce the need for human workers to perform rote tasks. This change is driving a new wave of employment for creative, “think outside the box” people to reimagine what manufacturing for the 21st century looks like. This book provides a fresh perspective on manufacturing as a career path that offers a wealth of exciting business opportunities in a changing world. If you’re looking for a career that builds the future, a career in Smart Manufacturing may be right for you!

Logline:

Even shorter! Perfect for retail sites that allow limited characters or words. Or an elevator pitch. It even fits in a tweet!

Smart Manufacturing—the revolution of manufacturing created by technology—uses tech to reduce the need for human-performed rote tasks. For creative people eager to reimagine what manufacturing for the 21st century looks like, and looking for a career that builds the future, Smart Manufacturing may be right for you!

Tagline:

Short and sweet. Perfect for promotional graphics! Hook them with the tagline, then reel them in with the full blurb!

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Memoir Blurb example:

Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of One Couple’s Adventures and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness by Bonnie Rose Ward

Imagine having to can a whole moose. One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter an island in Alaska. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration. For Bonnie Rose Wild and her husband, this is just another ordinary task in an environment that can be unforgiving of mistakes but immensely rewarding to those willing to embrace the work of creating a home in a harsh but beautiful land.

In this sequel, Sam and Bonnie are thriving, building new businesses and continuing to joyfully tackle life on remote, isolated Skilak Lake, where williwaw winds can whip out of nowhere and wicked storms can blow for weeks. Then one of the largest man-made, life-altering,  environmental disasters strikes, threatening their livelihood and idyllic life. Can Bonnie and Sam survive, or will Alaska finally win?

From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, to terrifying accidents and strangers, to a Christmas miracle, this is a testament of courage, and inspiration to anyone born with a wild longing in their hearts. Through sorrows and joys, love and loss, God’s hand is always present in their lives as Bonnie shares her chronicle of faith, survival, and beauty in an untamed land few others will ever know.

About the Author:

Bonnie Rose Ward and her husband Sam lived in Alaska for fifteen years, before moving to Sam’s family homestead in West Virginia. Once again, they were wilderness homesteaders, of sorts. Together, they cleared the land, and built another beautiful cabin reminiscent of the homes Sam had built on Caribou Island. The mountainous West Virginia winters can, at times, be quite frigid, though none yet as brutal as those they lived through on Caribou Island. But when the wind begins to gust, and it roars down the mountainside to wail through the valley, Bonnie instinctively turns toward her picture window to check for whitecaps on Skilak Lake.

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Give your promotional materials an extra boost with these additional options. Just add them at the bottom of the Non-Fiction Work Request Form.

Short Version Blurb:

Same blurb, but shorter, perfect for a paperback cover or blog post.

Imagine having to can a whole moose. One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter an island in Alaska. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration. Sam and Bonnie Ward are thriving, building new businesses and joyfully tackling life on remote, isolated Skilak Lake. Then one of the largest environmental disasters strikes, threatening their livelihood and idyllic life. Can Bonnie and Sam survive, or will Alaska finally win? From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, to terrifying accidents and strangers, to a Christmas miracle, this is a testament of courage, and inspiration to anyone born with a wild longing in their hearts.

Logline:

Even shorter! Perfect for retail sites that allow limited characters or words. Or an elevator pitch. It even fits in a tweet!

Sam and Bonnie Ward are joyfully tackling life on remote, isolated Skilak Lake in Alaska, with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration. Then one of the largest environmental disasters strikes, threatening their livelihood and idyllic life. Can they survive, or will Alaska finally win?

Tagline:

Short and sweet. Perfect for promotional graphics! Hook them with the tagline, then reel them in with the full blurb!

Faith, survival, and beauty in an untamed land…

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