Things You Should Know About Book Blurbs
Are you willing to put a negative book blurb at the back of your book? Most people would often say that they have no faith on book blurbs. The book buyers, reviewers, readers are wondering why authors and publishers would bother putting a book blurb. There are even some people who are worst than that and thinks that every time a blurb on the book is positive, the author is a good friend of the blurber. It really does not matter if the author and the blurber are friends because people will really help each other most of the time. Even you would not hesitate to give a positive book blurb to your friend if he or she is an author of a book. But you will never give your friend a book blurb if you think that the book is not good. Instead, a constructive criticism is what you will be giving your friend.
But you need to be aware that friendship is not always the reason why there are positive book blurbs. The most common rumors or myth back then is that a book blurb simply shows how friends are helping each other. But this is really not the case on all the blurbs. But things do not really work like that. Those things might work in those made up worlds by children but not on the real private and business world. There will always be some people that would really connect with their friends and do book blurbs but those blurbs are not entirely all because of friendships.
Take note that authors and publishers will always be giving most of their effort, time, and research for the book blurbs. In order for the readers to trust the book, the book blurbs are made for that reason. And in order to know if the book is good or not, some publishers and authors would consider asking five or more people to make a blurb for their book.
Collecting book blurbs is one great way for an author or publisher to create a good reputation for the press. There are so many small independent publishers today that would go an extra mile for the readers of their books because the world that we live in today is full of entrepreneurism, distrust, and anxiety, that is why they would look for endorsements that can be trusted in order to have improvements on their books and to increase the trust that their readers have for them. So book blurbs are really helpful for independent authors and publishers. A number of positive book blurbs on a certain book can go a long way when it comes to the trust of the readers.