Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
#HonestBlurbs: Twitter Takes On The Hidden Truths Of Book Blurbs
Posted: 02/01/2013 - Huff Post Books
Blurbs have often been looked upon suspiciously by journalists. Do the authors really believe what they write on the covers of fellow authors' books, or do they just owe someone a favor?
Started by author and internet expert Evgeny Morozov, in reaction to the blurbs he saw on this book, the hashtag #HonestBlurbs on Twitter today kept us chuckling throughout the afternoon. Here's just some of our favorites: