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When Authors Beg for Blurbs...

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

Before I got my first book published, a novelist I knew quipped, "The only thing worse than not being published is being published." I had no idea what he meant, but I soon figured it out.

The Blurbs That Got Away

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home
Lev Raphael

I've been lucky in my publishing career to get blurbs from wonderful, well-known authors I admire and respect. But I've also missed out a few crucial times.

Begging for Blurbs

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Lev Raphael

Begging for blurbs is one of the more misery-producing aspects of being published. It can leave us desperate and depressed. It's humiliating to have to grovel for blurbs, rather than have your publisher secure them for you.

8 Awful Book Blurbs By Good Writers

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Home

By Greg Zimmerman for BookRiot: For obvious reasons, established writers are usually very selective about which novels they’ll blurb. Perhaps, so...

A Humble Plea: Sing My Praises

Jesse Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Katz

As much as I might fantasize about Junot Díaz or Mary Karr anointing my memoir the breakout book of 2009, how could I possibly expect them to even take note of its existence?