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Dear Sir,

I would like to ask what a blurb is and how to write one. I also would like to inquire about finding copyright free image sites as I have an assignment to design a cover for "Past and present" by Thomas Carlyle and to write a blurb for the book. Could you please assist me in this as I cannot find such sites.

Thank you very much.


Hello Heidi
A blurb is a paragraph or two found on the back of paperback books, or on the inside flaps of the jacket on a hardback book, that describes the book. It is usually pitched to encourage the reader why they should buy the book. I don't know of any copyright-free image sites at all, I'm afraid.

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Advice on rewriting PhD dissertations into books; advice on sending manuscripts to scholarly publishers; how copyediting works; what to expect in the production process; explain what to do if a university press rejects your manuscript. I do NOT assess manuscripts


10 years publishing experience at Addison Wesley Longman, and Cambridge University Press Australia and the United Kingdom

Bachelor of Music; Master of Arts; PhD is almost finished! I also teach in editing and publishing courses at university level, both undergraduate and graduate

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