The dreaded B word. It involves learning humility, patience, and stemming fear. At least for me, it was. The shock of it. Asking authors to praise your work. Okay, you don't say it that way, but that's what it feels like.
Obtaining the Blurb.
It isn't necessary, but wouldn't it be nice to have...let's say Stephen King on the cover quoted saying wonderful things about your book? Ahem, he doesn't accept requests. I checked. Hey, it doesn't hurt to check, right? Anyways...here are a few links I found regarding the wonderful world of blurbs.
PubRants..The Art of Blurb Request
7 Keys to Getting Book Blurbs...Creative Marketing Solutions
The Blurb Request ...The Kill Zone
Nathan Bradford on The Fine Art of Getting Blurbs
Have a great weekend!