I’m told I have a knack for writing taglines and blurbs, coming up with titles, sometimes even synopses. Today I’m working on blurbs for my brand, spankin’ new author co-op (as yet nameless, but I’ve submitted some ideas). That means, including my own, I’ve worked on 14 so far today! (Some of my colleagues have entire series.)
I also promised my friend Hyacinthe I’d look at her query letter and synopsis, as well as doing a trade off with pal Jennifer: she has marketing tech savvy and I’ll look at all of her books. She has… wow! A lot of books.
People keep praising my ability to do this. And I enjoy it. If I were to hang out my shingle, what would you be willing to pay for a tagline and a back cover/query blurb?
Here are some taglines I’ve come up with:
For my Reluctant Reaper series: Death is what happens while you’re making other plans.
For my friend Joan Leacott’s secret baby book: Instant family; just add daughter. (I wrote the blurb, too.)
For my latest release, Edwardian steamy-punk, Re-Inventing Love: The road to love is paved with good inventions.
There’s lots more. I’ll post them as I come across them.
Let me know what you think is a fair price. Thanks!