[bksvol-discuss] Re: synopses

I agree, though "see long synopsis" is a phrase with promise.

I would rather see something like "adventure book see long synopsis.. Then I 
know whether to bother or not.

Bob
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  True enough Allison.  However,  when I read the sentence: 

  "see long synopsis", 

  my immediate and only reaction is that the submitter or validator is: 

  1. Glib. 
  2. Rude. 
  3. Lazy. 
  4. Has no pride of ownership. 

  At this point I feel that -- as a customer -- I am being told to 'eat cake'.  
I then routinely ignore completely the book  in question and move on to a book 
prepared by a more responsible submitter/validator.  If a submitter/validator 
is capable of creating a long synopsis, they should be able to 
extract/summarize a fragment appropriate for the short synopsis. 

  G. 


    


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  Hi all,

  Pratic wrote:
  ">I would also suggest staying away from short synopses that say "see long
  > synopsis."  There is no need to state the obvious."

  Actually Pratic, I think the statement about long synopses is a good thing.
  If a book has nothing in the short synopsis field, then I am unlikely to go
  looking for a long synopsis and usually don't end up downloading the book.
  But if it tells me to read the long synopsis, then I will do that. 
  Similarly, if the short synopsis field is especially short, I won't take the 
  time to go look at the long synopsis field as I will assume it's equally 
  vague.  Also,
  some newer members may not realize that the synopsis field on the page they
  find when they click the title, if they take the time to read it, is 
  actually longer than what they found when
  they first saw the book.  I hope that makes sense.

  Best,
  Allison


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  From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx>
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  Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:51 AM
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  >I would also suggest staying away from short synopses that say "see long
  > synopsis."  There is no need to state the obvious.  It's a waste of
  > character space and helps no one.
  >
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  > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy
  > Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:02 AM
  > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: synopses
  >
  > I thought the rules specifically said not to express
  > opinions in synopses. You're right--a review is the
  > place for that, and I've submitted quite a few of
  > them. smile
  >
  > G.Cindy
  >
  > --- Meka <mekawh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  >
  >> This is not picking on anyone in particular because
  >> now I don't even
  >> remember the books where I have seen this.  Hooray,
  >> fully functional memory!
  >>
  >> I hope that as submitters/validators, we can steer
  >> clear from the synopsis
  >> that is consistently more like a book review.
  >>
  >> For example, I read a short synopsis that basically
  >> said 'if you are wanting
  >> some useless fluff, this will be a good book.' One
  >> person's useless brain
  >> fluff is another person's enjoyable book, hence why
  >> I think there's a better
  >> way to do it.    I think that we could use the
  >> review section (does that get
  >> used anyway?) for that.  Or synopses that have book
  >> spoilers.
  >>
  >> I know it can be hard not to do this.  I write book
  >> reviews with my friend
  >> for a blog that we both share and it's really hard
  >> to do some good book
  >> griping without spoiling important parts of the
  >> book.
  >>
  >> This is not a gripe, just a suggestion, and one that
  >> I want to follow as
  >> well.
  >>
  >> Meka
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