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A blurb is a short promotional piece accompanying a creative work. It may be written by the author or publisher or quote praise from others. Blurbs were originally printed on the back or rear dust-jacket of a book, and are now found on DVD and video cases, web portals, and news websites. A blurb may introduce a newspaper or magazine feature story. In the US, the history of the blurb is said to begin with Walt Whitmans collection, Leaves of Grass. In response to the publication of the first edition in 1855, Ralph Waldo Emerson had sent Whitman a congratulatory letter, including the phrase "I greet you at the beginning of a great career": the following year, Whitman had these words stamped in gold leaf on the spine of the second edition. The word "blurb" was coined in 1907 by American humorist Gelett Burgess (1866–1951). His short 1906 book Are You a Bromide? was presented in a limited edition to an annual trade association dinner. The custom at such events was to have a dust jacket promoting the work and with, as Burgess' publisher B. W. Huebsch described it, "the picture of a damsel—languishing, heroic, or coquettish—anyhow, a damsel on the jacket of every novel".

5 jobs at Blurb
Senior Java Engineer

We are organized for teamwork, mentorship and professional growth. Ideally you are that experience...

Posted 4 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Technology

DevOps Engineer

We need strong and experienced IT/DevOps practitioners who have depth in their toolbox and the imagi...

Posted 4 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Technology

Senior Software Engineer, Rails

Will work closely with the web team to perform complex transmutations on our legacy Rails applicatio...

Posted 25 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Technology

Software Engineer in Test, Web

Guide continual improvement in our approaches and test system architecture, and share this knowledge...

Posted 47 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Technology

Lead Software Engineer, Platform

As a Lead and a senior member of this Agile team, you understand business requirements and address t...

Posted 47 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Technology