The time is fast approaching when I'll be asking some admired writers for blurbs.* The other morning, lying in bed during that hazy, semi-conscious zone between slumber and full lucidity, a few potential blurbs scrolled before my eyes:
"DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD is the best book I've read since…
the last one."
"Orloff is a writer like no other."
"The words turned into sentences turned into paragraphs turned into chapters. Mesmerizing!"
"I thoroughly read this book..."
What's the best way to go about soliciting blurbs? Luckily, I found some excellent advice recently. Here are two blog posts that sum up the whole "asking for blurbs" process better than I ever could:
Louise Ure at Murderati goes over some etiquette and provides a list of Do's and Don'ts. Ignore them at your own peril! Click here.
Guest blogger Lauren Baratz-Logsted (subbing in at Nathan Bransford's blog) provides a rundown of the whole blurbing routine, and she also has some fine Do's and Don'ts. Click here.
Wish me luck!
*This isn't the first time I've thought about getting blurbs (nor the last, I'm sure). See earlier post here.