We’ve all read the positive blurbs on the backs of books. They’re like mini reviews, encouraging people to buy the book. So if you plan on publishing a book, you already know you should get some people to write blurbs for you. But did you know those blurbs are useful before you publish or get a contract for your book? At Writer UnBoxed, you’ll find advice on getting and using blurbs from the founder and president of BookSavvy PR, a public relations firm devoted to authors and books.
Because I retained most of the rights to my published articles, creative nonfiction, and short fiction, I’ve been thinking about which manuscripts I could pull together for an eBook. Some manuscripts I’ve shared privately received glowing comments.
Coincidentally, I recently shared one of my Christmas stories. The recipient wrote back, “Love, love, love it! Can I forward it to my son’s teacher? Great Christmas story for the class.” Following BookSavvy’s advice, if I shorten his response, it might end up as a blurb on my first eBook! Maybe I can get one from the teacher, too.