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16:54 Jun 11, 2010
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Art/Literary - Printing & Publishing
Additional field(s): Poetry & Literature, Journalism
English term or phrase: blurb
Definition from
Brief introduction to the writer, usually following the headline.

Example sentence(s):
  • It is a tricky job because the blurb writer wants to provide as much interesting information as possible about the author in one or two paragraphs. Edinger House
  • Secondly, copywriters are able to bring a freshness and vitality to a blurb that an editor or author who has been immersed for months and sometimes years in a book may find in short supply. the penguin blog
  • Look for the flow, the voice and the style of the blurb as well as length and language. Associated Content
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5 +1广告式的简介
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A blurb is a short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work, usually referring to the words on the back of the book jacket but also commonly seen on DVD and video cases, web portals and news websites.
A blurb 通常指印在封面或封背的对作品或其作者具有促销或推荐意义的广告性简介。有时也出现在正题下面的段落中。

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  • On the Internet a blurb is used to give a brief description or promotion of an article or other larger work. 在互联网上blurb被用来对某个文章或者其他作品进行简介或促销。 - Wikipedia  
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Yes  fyao99: 作者简介 would be a better term
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