Since we are allowed to use the publisher's synopses for the long synopsis field, i.e., the ones that appear on back covers/book jackets, as explicitly stated in this tip on Jake's site: http://jbrownell.com/bks/tip.asp?id=20 where the last sentence states that the synopsis provided by the publisher is fine to use, I took a look at Simon and Schuster's (the publisher's) Web site to find their synopsis. If you look at this page: http://www.simonsays.com/content/book.cfm?tab=1&pid=411998 , you'll find a synopsis under the heading called Description. It is: "On a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1,700 people died in the tragedy. But the Andrea Doria is still taking lives. Considered the Mt. Everest of diving, the Andrea Doria is the ultimate deepwater wreck challenge. Over the years, a small but fanatical group of extreme scuba divers have investigated the Andrea Doria, pushing themselves to the very limits of human endurance to explore her -- and not all have returned. Diver Kevin McMurray takes you inside this elite club with a hard, honest look at those who go deeper, farther, and closer to the edge than others would ever dream. Deep Descent is the riveting true story of the human spirit overcoming human frailty and of fearsome, mortal risks traded for a hard-core adrenaline rush. Chronicling these adventures in his page-turning narrative and in dozens of dramatic photos, McMurray draws us deeper into the cold heart of the unforgiving sea, giving us a powerful vision of a place to which few will ever have the skills -- or the courage -- to go." There's a legally allowed, publisher-provided long synopsis for you. For the short one, you can use an excerpt from the above synopsis, or something else like drawing from the preface or one you make up on your own, then just include the above pasted/quoted text as a whole in the long synopsis, preceding it by saying that it comes from the publisher. BTW, if you need it, your ISBN-13 number, provided that your edition's the trade paperback published in 2002, is found on the above Simon and Schuster page under the heading called Product Details. HTH, Maria To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.