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The blurbs on the back or jacket covers of the books, who writes them and if so how can I apply for a job to write them?

Posted by mom70270, 9th January 2015

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  • They are written in house by publishers. I’m not sure that it’s a specific role; probably part of marketing.

  • I always write my own. Sometimes publishing houses in conjunction with the Author work out was a great ‘hook’ would be.

  • I would contact publishing houses and see whether they will give you a go.

  • I didn’t even realise this was a job, I thought the author wrote all that. I would suggest you try publishing companies for a start. They should be able to help

  • Sounds to me like maybe one Mum’s response when she asked an author friend of hers is spot on the money. Authors generally have a FB page, so maybe that’s a good place to start.

  • I have to say I have never seen a job advert for this job before….ever! My first place to start would be publishing companies. Hopefully they could point me in the right direction

  • Yes I would write a letter or facebook them and ask them outright as well.

  • What an interesting question – thanks for sharing your answer!

  • Thanks Ladies, wishing you all the best in your personal pursuits. I have and did ask an author. This was her answer:

    Mary Carroll Moore
    Mary Carroll Moore
    Sure! You get them from people who you ask to review it before publication. Hope that helps. Mary

    So there you have it ladies. Take care and always believe x

  • Great question. Looking forward to the replies too.

  • Have you thought about asking Authors? Write a letter or Facebook them and ask them outright.

  • I have written to authors when I have liked there book or article, had replies. but if you find out let me know as a passion I would like to have a go. wrote revue or a play once too. As great to let others know what they do means to you. All the best

  • Wishing you every success with your new venture! Good Luck! :)

  • Thank you. I love reading always was curious to know if the author writes it or the publisher. I write and would like to look into this as a form of career. I do hope someone is able to answer this too. Keep you posted.

  • This is such an interesting question! I have no idea; but am looking forward to seeing if any other Mom’s have any answers for you. Is this a career idea? Sounds good!

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