RARA-AVIS: Re: Blurbs (Ignore That Sucking Sound)

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 06 Jun 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Burton Smith <kvnsmith@...> wrote:
    > When I see a blurb, I always hope it's from a legit review or other
    > source. But too often, it's just a premixed, premeasured endorsement
    > from one brown noser to another; a circle jerk of thumbs-up. A recent
    > book I've read featured some pretty nice blurbs from some writers I
    > respect -- or at least I used to. The book was horrible.
    > A blurbs B, B blurbs A, and neither seems to have read the other's
    > book. So why trust the opinion of either A or B?

    Don't tell me you're only discovering this now. This has been going on for a long 'frickin time, with some of the biggest names as guilty as anyone else. Although maybe it's become more blatant of late as publishers and writers are becoming more desperate.


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