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Old September 30 2008, 01:47 AM   #57
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Re: New Trek Descriptions in PB Spring '09 Catalog Desiny/Post De Spoi

It's not that they're making stuff up; it's that the blurbs often have to be based on preliminary outlines that might be subject to revision later on. Sometimes a book's plot stays pretty much unchanged from initial outline to final text, and in that case the catalog blurbs are pretty accurate. (I actually liked the catalog blurb for Spider-Man: Drowned in Thunder a bit better than the actual cover blurb, and I mostly wrote the cover blurb!) But if a book goes through more changes along the way, then the final version can very greatly from the initial outline. (See the Janus Gate trilogy, where the cover blurbs based on the outlines weren't revised before publication and thus ended up being very different from what's actually in the books.)
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