Blurbs. You know, the endorsements you see on the front and back of book covers where another author tells you how spectacular the book in yours hands is.
I recently purchased and read a book only because it was blurbed by one of my all-time favorite authors. The premise of the book, a debut novel, was not of interest to me, but because So-and-So said it was funny and clever and good, I bit the bullet and bought the book. (Oooh, nice alliteration.)
I read it. It was not really funny or clever or good. I was really disappointed. It made me wonder just how difficult it was to get a blurb from that particular author. The novel that was endorsed was nothing like the novel that the blurb-writer writes.
Do you pay attention to blurbs?
Have you ever read a book only because it was endorsed by a favorite author?
If you could have anyone write a blurb for your book, whom would it be?
I choose … John Green, Melina Marchetta, Markus Zusak, Jandy Nelson, and Rainbow Rowell. #InMyDreams