--- In email@example.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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