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Writing Your Blurb or Bio: The Essential Points

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In today's hyper-connected world in which we are daily bombarded with electronic, auditory, written and visual signals and images, the average person grants someone presenting their blurb perhaps 10 to 20 seconds to grab their attention.

#HonestBlurbs

Posted 04.03.2013 | Books

Blurbs have often been looked upon suspiciously by journalists. Do the authors really believe what they write on the covers of fellow authors' books, ...

WATCH: Art Of Shteyngart's Blurbs

Posted 03.06.2013 | Books

Gary Shteyngart's blurbs have become legendary. They've been described in the New York Times and Time magazine, and spawned their own Tumblr. And ...

Begging for Blurbs

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
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.

Judiging A Book By Its Cover: Do Covers And Blurbs Really Sell Books?

The Awl | Matthew Gallaway | | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books

Writers by definition spend a lot of time on the inside of books, which is why what happens on the outside—namely, cover art and blurbs—can feel p...

David Grossman Gets Over-The-Top Blurbs For New Book From Nicole Krauss, Paul Auster

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Grossman is a much-garlanded author and his latest novel sounds extremely interesting. The story of an Israeli mother, Ora, who sets out for a h...

A Humble Plea: Sing My Praises

Jesse Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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?