Blurbs are short bites of additional complimentary material written about the author by people more famous than the author.The article is funny. And sad. Click over and read it. Or not. Depends on whether you get depressed easily.
I get blurbed by Dave Barry. Dave Barry gets blurbed by Stephen King. Stephen King gets blurbed by His Holiness the Pope.
Until recently, authors didn’t know just how grim the sales picture was, because the only sales information we got was from the publisher in the form of “royalty statements,” which are incomprehensible sheaves of figures ….
Thus it was that just yesterday I clicked into the Simon & Schuster special “author’s portal” and was able to calculate, with mathematical precision, that if my 2004 book, I’m With Stupid, continues to sell at its current rate, I will begin to make money on it sometime during the second week of June 2093.
4 months ago