One of the agonizing/tense things about being a new writer is the Desperate Need to Secure Blurbs (aka Promotional Quotes).

One of the weird things about being a not-so-new-as-you-used-to-be writer is People Actually Asking YOU for Blurbs. Yesterday a manuscript showed up on my door from Random House; a book that Bantam is bringing out next year, and they want ME to take a look at it. That’s really bizarre. Excuse me while I go blow my mind now.

My novel The Mirrored Heavens is available now at all fine bookstores (and probably a few crappy ones too).


5 Responses to “Blurbs!”

  1. Gail Carriger Says:

    I can’t wait to be asked for a blurb, it’s a kind of “you have made it” marker.

  2. John C Says:

    Funny thing about who asks you for a blurb. My wife asked me for a blurb as to when I was going to finish painting the bedroom. I was so pissed I almost pulled the pins on the grenades strapped to my chest. Where is Jason Mitchell when u need him?

  3. meesh Says:

    i blurb all day long. it’s so easy!

  4. Neile Says:

    Hope you like the book enough that you can write it a good, stand-out blurb. That would be fun!

    That said, I was thinking about starting a pay-for-your-blurb service, so all the blurbers can get a few pennies for all the reading, can choose from best-blurb quotes like “the best of his/her generation” so the blurbing will be easier, and best of all, I get a cut for setting the whole thing up!

    It’s a winner, right?

  5. David Williams Says:

    @Gail: or at least a “we couldn’t get Neil Gaiman/the top 1000 people on our list” kind of marker. : )

    @John C.: Jason does return for a brief dream-sequence in book two, so stay tuned. . !

    @ Meesh: : )

    @ Neile: I’m down with it. Can I have some blurbs for book three : ) !