Here's the thing with them, at least the way it was for me: I had this book, I got this agent, and then my agent sold this book to my publisher. And after all the changes and whatever, me, my agent and my editor made a list of all the people we should contact for blurbs. And, blurbs are those quotes from famous people you see on the backs of books or on websites saying how great the book is. So, here's this list, and basically it's the most massive fantasy superstar Christmas list that you can imagine. And, I mean, shit, I guess the reasoning behind this is that your sales will be bigger if you have a bigger name blurbing you. Like, someone will look on the back of your book and be like OH CHRIST IT'S OBAMA! OBAMA LIKES THIS BOOK YOU GUYS! LET'S ALL BUY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS BOOK THAT OBAMA LIKES! I'm not sure if that's the way it actually works, but that's the general idea. I mean, at least once, I've actually seen a superstar writer blurb a shitty book and thought less of the blurber, but I'm kind of an asshole, so whatever.
If I may, in all their glory:
I feel so guilty. This is what happens when I don't get to my email in time. I assume it's too late to read the book and get a blurb back to you. I've been working on my own book and sending out exactly this same kind of letter to potential blurbers, so I feel DOUBLY GUILTY.
At any rate, thanks for the nice words. If you still want to send it, my address is:
Good luck with it. And send me your postal mailing address and I'll send you my book if you'd like to have one.
Thanks so much for all the nice words.