Do requests for your clients to blurb other books come through you?And, is this something you get excited about?Who handles this? The Editors? The PR people? The agent?
Sometimes they do. I pass them along to the author.
Getting blurbs is everyone's job. It's really kind of fun. You end up talking to all sorts of people. I cold call people for blurbs on books I think they'd like. I have all sorts of rejection letters from famous people.
PR people are mostly getting quotes from reviewers and trade outlets. I like to start working on blurbs once we have a signed deal in place. I always have my clients working on lists of people they know, and people to approach.
I'll ask anybody I can think of to read something for a blurb. What are they gonna do? Say no? Big whoop. I've been told no more times than a two year old in a candy factory.