The ABCs of Authors and Blurbs

Today we continue our journey through the publishing process with a look at blurbs. In publishing, the word “blurb” can mean both the short jacket-copy summaries that appear on the back of books and also the short-form author reviews and recommendations used to promote the book. Today, we’re talking about the second of those: other authors’ recommendations. If you’ve picked up a book lately, you probably saw the complimentary comments from other authors (“blurbs”) on the cover. Blurbs also appear on a book’s website pages and online sales listings. Most readers, and authors, know what a blurb is, but many debut

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