Sunday, September 6, 2009

KIRKUS Now Selling Reviews

Kirkus is now offering to write a review of your book for a fee. What do you think about this service?

Has Your Book Been Overlooked?
Do You Need Exposure?
Do You Want to Be Discovered?

• The Kirkus Discoveries program gives independently published authors a chance to obtain an unbiased, professional review of their work, written in the same format as a traditional Kirkus review. This review can be a valuable tool for promoting the book to potential readers, literary agents and major publishing houses.
NOTE: Kirkus Reviews and Kirkus Discoveries are separate book-review services. Kirkus Reviews, an independent book-review journal, does not charge for reviews.
• As with Kirkus Reviews, nonfiction books are reviewed by experienced reviewers who specialize in certain fields; novels and short-story collections are reviewed by experienced fiction reviewers; and children’s and young-adult books are reviewed by children’s librarians and others who are well-versed in children’s literature.
• Though all our reviewers are experienced professionals, not all Discoveries reviews are glowing. Kirkus Discoveries is a caveat emptor service that gives honest, impartial evaluations of the titles we receive. The resulting reviews can be positive, negative or anywhere in between. By upholding Kirkus’ rigorous editorial standards, we ensure that an enthusiastic review is meaningful in the publishing community. Our long-standing editorial policy of anonymous reviews also applies to the Discoveries program.

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