So. Book blurbs. Those brief reviews by well-known authors slapped on another author's book cover.
I love them.
And after reading this post by NYT Bestselling PARANORMALCY author Kiersten White, I couldn't help but blog about them today (also, her "blurbs" are hilarious, as is she).
While some editors do the blurb hunting for their authors, others leave it totally up to them.
Which gives me an idea: if you had to request blurbs for your debut novel, which authors would you pick?
As for me, my top choice isn't really viable. Because... he's... not a, um... novelist.
JOSS WHEDON (and demonic friends)
Mr. Whedon is a big deal to me. He created shows I love (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse), and is currently directing a movie I am definitely going to check out (The Avengers). Even though there a bazillion YA authors I'd pick to blurb my baby, Mr. Whedon would be the one to give me a heart attack.
As for his blurb? It would read a little like this:
"This chick needs help. Seriously"--Joss Whedon
What about you, blogging buddies??? Who would blurb your book?