Next Noble Pen Meeting
July 17th, 2014 at 7 pm
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
News Corporation has bought Harlequin, and is adding it to their Harper Collins division.
An essay considers how multinational the readership for books may be.
Dylan submitted a story for publication.
The “blurb” testimonials usually seen on the back covers of books are a common marketing device, intended to convince the reader that this is a book worth reading. The word blurb was coined in 1907. A search for the terms blurb request will find many articles about getting people to help you by writing them.
Noelle Sterne has some thoughts about gathering testimonials. Here’s another view, saying the blurbs are a small factor in readers choices but still worthwhile. Best-selling authors get too many requests to comply unless you have some connection to them. More advice on requesting a blurb.