Blurb /blɜrb/: 1. a brief advertisement or announcement, esp. a laudatory one 2. to advertise or praise
Yesterday, in her excellent post on “bait and hook”, Faith mentioned an agent meeting that served as a turning point for Kim Harrison. In the weeks prior to the meeting, Faith spent a good deal of time helping all of us learn how to blurb our work. I’m sure you’re familiar with blurbs on book covers, lines of praise that are used to help sell the book. Blurbs are also excellent tools for the author approaching an agent or editor. I don’t know how many of you have been to any writing conferences or met many agents. Sometimes these events are so crowded that your chance at a one-on-one may come in an elevator, or while waiting in line for the lunch buffet. Trust me…if you luck onto two minutes of [...]
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