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Do You Read the Author Endorsements/Quotes/Blurbs at the Beginning of Books?

Do You Read the Author Endorsements/Quotes/Blurbs at the Beginning of Books?.

Do You Read the Author Endorsements/Quotes/Blurbs at the Beginning of Books?

I’m sure you know what I’m talking about–the accolades in the first few pages of a novel. The pages that are crammed with quotes from other authors on how fantastic the author of that book is. Have you ever bought/read a book simply because an author you like endorsed it?

From what I understand, after The Redneck Ex is published, we’ll use the reviews of it in the front of Santorini Sunset. Since Redneck is my first novel, we don’t have reviews to use in the opening pages. So, I have some quotes from some really great authors on how wonderful I am. All true of course! I mean, really? Jeff Foxworthy could take redneck lessons from me, after all. I’m curious though if those quotes matter. Is it a worthless effort unless you get quotes from Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell or say, Jeff Foxworthy?

Let me know, what you think?

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The older ducks weren't so welcoming to the younger ones. They get along fine now.