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Authors admit faking blurbs on 'dire' books

Date: March 14, 2004
Author: Daniel Foggo
QUOTE: British authors mislead readers by writing favourable endorsements for the covers of other people's novels when they have not read the book - or even dislike its content.

ABSTRACT: Writers (and presumably others) who write favorable "blurbs" for book jackets and other promotional settings do not always do so because they really liked the book; too often it's a matter of interpersonal "playing the game" within the publishing world. Readers should take such endorsements with a big grain of salt.
--- Dan Doernberg

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