Services and Pricing

Submitting your work:

Review the options below, check out the examples, and decide what’s right for you. Next, select the appropriate Work Request Form, fill it in, and hit ‘send’. It’s easy! Usually within 24 hours or receiving your request, you’ll be contacted with a proposed completion date. Once we agree on a date, you’ll be sent an invoice from PayPal.

Each commission takes into account your work, your voice, industry standard norms for your genre, and your target audience. The more complete information you provide, the better your results will be. You’ll be asked to provide the first 1250-1500 words of your work (about the first five pages). This is used to identify your unique voice and story tone, so the perfect blurb can be crafted to match your style.

A standard blurb is 100-250 words, two or three paragraphs. If your blurb must meet specific word or character limits, indicate that on the Work Request Form.

Payment:

All payments must be made through PayPal. Payments through PayPal can be made from a PayPal account, credit card, or through your bank. No cash, checks, or other payment forms will be accepted. Work will begin once payment is received. Price includes one revision. Fees below apply only if you use one of the Work Request Forms. See Full Read note below if you require a full manuscript read. Have questions or need help? Contact me.

Services:
Fiction:

Any fiction genre, including science fiction, romance, mystery, thriller, young adult, etc. For romance, any heat level is welcome. The Standard Fiction blurb is 100-250 words for a single work. The Expanded Fiction blurb is best suited for series or a collection of works. Expanded Fiction includes a short series description, a blurb for one individual book, and a series tagline.

Click here to see an example of a standard fiction blurb.

Click here to see an example of an Expanded Fiction Blurb.

  • Standard Fiction blurb……………………………………………………..$40 Click to request
  • Expanded Fiction blurb……………………………………………………$80 Click to request
Non-Fiction

Any non-fiction genre, including business, memoir, travel, biography, autobiography, how-to, education, history, etc. Includes a standard blurb, 100-250 words, plus a short author biography.

Click to see an example of a non-fiction blurb.

  • Standard Non-Fiction blurb…………………………………………….$50 Click to request
Author Bio:

Show off your personality, your credentials, and tell the world about yourself! Stand-alone author bio request includes both a long and short version of your bio. Or add the author bio add-on to a standard request for a short version only. Click here to see an example.

  • Stand-alone bio including long and short version…………………..$40
  • Add-on short version to any blurb request……………………………….$20
Full Read

In rare cases, an author may want a full read of a manuscript before creating a blurb. This option may not be available due to time and availability constraints. Contact me for price quote and availability. Full reads are charged at $1.50 per standard manuscript page or partial page in standard manuscript format (double spaced, 1″ margin all around, Times New Roman 12 pt. font), with a minimum fee of $100.

Add-ons and Extras

Everybody likes a little something extra! These items are available for additional fees. Check the appropriate boxes on your Work Request Form.

  • Tagline: Taglines are 10-20 words, used as a “headline” for either an individual book or a series. Great for adding to promotional graphics! Examples: Book tagline: Can an old flame ignite a new fire? Series tagline: Magic, mystery, and an ancient feud to save their world.

Tagline………………………………….$20

  • Logline: A logline is 20-25 words, used as a very short description of a book. Great for adding to promotional graphics, elevator pitches, tweets, or sites that require a super-short description. Example: A forever woman isn’t in a playboy rock star’s plans. His songwriter won’t settle for anything less. With his reputation for breaking hearts, can they make beautiful music together?

Logline…………………………………$25

  • Series Description: A description that can be used as a repeatable introductory paragraph for each book in the series, for series promotion, etc. Also suitable for anthologies, boxed sets, or other collections of works. For an example, see the Expanded Fiction Example.

Series Description…………………………………$25

  • Short version blurb: Some authors require a short version of a blurb in addition to a standard version. Short versions are under 150 words. This short version is an add-on to a request for a standard blurb. If you want only the short version, standard fees apply.

Short version blurb………………………..$20

Delivery:

A delivery date for the work will be provided to you at the time the Work Request Form is received. Timeline for standard delivery will vary but is generally 7-10 business days from the date payment is received. Standard delivery is free.

Need it sooner? Rush delivery can usually be accommodated, but will incur additional fees. Availability to accommodate rush delivery is not guaranteed. Rush delivery cannot be accommodated in conjunction with full reads.

  • Stand delivery – 7-10 business days…………………….FREE
  • Rush delivery – 48 hours……………………………………..$25
  • Rush delivery – 24 hours……………………………………..$50
Cancellation:

The Work Request can be cancelled at any time prior to payment being received. Once payment is received and work begins, there will be no refunds.

Terms and Conditions:

It may be boring, but read them before hitting send! You wouldn’t sign a contract without reading it, would you? There might even be a surprise there for you!

Clicking on “I have read the Terms and Conditions” on a Work Request Form acknowledges you, the client, has read and accepts these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy and serves the purpose of a signature on a contract. Click here to read Terms and Conditions.

The “No-No” List

BlurbWriter retains the right to refuse any work, at any time. Any work, of any genre, that contains any of the following will be rejected. Others may be rejected at the sole discretion and decision of BlurbWriter without any reason required.

  • Pedophilia or children involved in sexual situations
  • Incest
  • Rape as titillation. Rape used as part of the plot or action, especially supporting character development, may be used, but MAY NOT be presented in a positive light or with the intent to stimulate erotic excitement or pleasure or include specific sexual details
  • Necrophilia
  • Bestiality. This does not apply to shapeshifting/paranormal characters or humanoid characters in paranormal works. This does apply to sexual interactions between humans and any creature in animal form.
  • Animal cruelty

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