[bksvol-discuss] Re: starting to scan Deep Descent

  • From: "Maria Kristic" <maria6289@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:25:05 -0400

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

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