Blurb Writing/Analysis

While your cover is the first thing to catch a reader’s eye and entice them to click through to your book page, it’s your blurb that will convert that curiosity into a sale. Many of the best authors in the world don’t write their own blurbs, because effective blurb writing is a special skill that is more marketing than creativity. You need to capture your reader’s attention immediately, whet their appetite and entice them to buy your book to find out what happens next.

Our professional blurb writers can either write a new blurb for you from scratch, or analyze one of your existing blurbs and tell you how to improve.

And don't forget to format your blurb properly for Amazon so it looks as enticing as possible with our free blurb tool!


Blurb Expert (Blurb Writing & Blurb Analysis)

Julie, blurb writer and analyst for Hidden Gems.

Julie started off in the publishing industry writing ad copy and ghostwriting before finishing her bachelor's degree. The self-publishing boom in 2010 influenced her decision to focus on editing, blurb work, and her own creative writing. She brings both academic knowledge and hands-on experience to her in-depth blurb analyses and critiques. Julie has crafted blurbs in all genres and has helped to successfully launch many books onto the bestseller lists.

"I highly recommend Hidden Gems Blurb Analysis service. Julie’s analysis of the blurb for my novel Shadow of Doubt elevated it from good to great. She approached the analysis in a genre-specific manner identifying ways to incorporate appropriate keys words, build tension and attract relevant readers. Her line-by-line analysis was useful to help me break down the major plot points so that the blurb didn’t come across as simply a summary of events, but instead as a blurb that will hopefully hook readers and leave them wanting more. I will definitely use the Hidden Gems Blurb Analysis service for future projects." - SL Beaumont, Shadow of Doubt

“I just wanted to write for a minute to brag on Julie. I received her blurb analysis for Friction, and whoa! It really blew me away. I was thoroughly impressed. I’m impressed enough to order another analysis for book one of my series, in fact. I’ll be sure to spread the word around to everyone I can about the new service there and how awesome it is.” - Dwayne Gill, Friction: Written By Blood


Blurb Expert (Blurb Writing)

Ginger, Hidden Gems Books blurb writing expert.

The same background that has made Ginger our ad expert and editor also make him a killer blurb writer. Currently a successful romance author, but with an extensive background in New York and London advertising and marketing agenies, Ginger knows how to put together a blurb that can not only capture a reader's interest immediately, but also entice them to click the buy now button.

"I was completely blown away by the amount of time and thoughtful analysis that Ginger put into my blurb rewrite and Amazon ads. I received what I feel is a huge improvement over the blurb that I had, along with a wealth of invaluable insights into my book, genre, and sub-genre. Ginger delivered far more value than I was anticipating, and more quickly than I expected. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to utilize his services. It’s always a pleasure doing business with someone so adept and efficient, and I can’t wait to hire him to assist with my broader marketing needs." - Chris Muhlenfeld, The Obsolescence Trilogy

Blurb Writing

Even for authors that do have the marketing skills necessary to write an effective blurb, it’s often better to let someone less invested in your story write it instead. This will ensure that your description isn’t focusing on points that, while important to the overall story, aren’t as important in terms of the overall goal of selling more copies.

Base Price: $125

  • Start date based on author’s needs and blurb writer availability
  • Questionnaire will be provided to the author prior to start date and must be completed and returned to blurb writer before work can begin
  • If necessary, the blurb writer will provide one revision/rewrite of the blurb (additional revisions will be negotiated between author and blurb writer depending on the changes being requested—remember that the purpose of the blurb is to drive readers to purchase your book and that is what the blurb writer excels at, so it is best to let them do their thing!)
  • Delivery usually within 10 business days of start date, but will be agreed upon by author and blurb writer prior to start date

Blurb Analysis

If you enjoy writing your own blurbs but think there is room for improvement, our blurb analysis is what can take you to the next level. You provide one of your existing blurbs, and Julie will analyze it and provide a very detailed (often line by line) breakdown of what you’re doing right or wrong, and how you can improve.

NOTE: This service does NOT result in a brand new blurb to use. It is a breakdown and feedback on an existing blurb of yours, which you can then use to improve that or future blurbs.

Base Price: $100 USD

  • Start date based on author’s needs and blurb writer availability.
  • Questionnaire will be provided to the author prior to start date and must be completed and returned to blurb writer before work can begin
  • Delivery usually within 10 business days of start date, but will be agreed upon by author and blurb writer prior to start date

Optional Addons

Amazon Advertising blurb/tag line: $15

  • Amazon Advertising requires a very short blurb/tagline that is displayed under your book image when it displays your ad. Order this addon if you would like the blurb writer to create this as well. Note: this addon cannot be ordered separately and is only useful for those that are advertising their books with Amazon.

HTML Formatted Blurb: $15

  • Order this addon if you would like the blurb writer to return your blurb formatted specifically for Amazon's blurb field, using the Amazon HTML needed to display it in an optimal way (bolding, font sizing, etc).

Tag line and formatting package: $25

  • Get a tagline and HTML formatting for your blurb and save 20% by ordering this addon instead of both individually.

Rush Delivery: TBD

  • Rush deliveries may be possible based on whether the blurb writer has the time - price to be negotiated between author and blurb writer prior to start date.

For any of the services ordered, a 50% deposit is due once the details of your order are finalized, with the balance due on delivery. All payments are in USD and through Paypal. Please fill out the form below to place your order and we will get back to you shortly for more info/scheduling

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