In the publishing industry, one of the most renowned and respected book reviewers that give that stamp of approval is Kirkus Reviews. Touted as the world’s toughest critic, Kirkus Reviews holds an eighty-year-old reputation of drawing the mainstream industry’s attention to the best new releases. With the recent upsurge in self-published releases, this publication has expanded its reach with its Kirkus Indie program, which gives self-published authors the same opportunity to acquire unbiased reviews of their work. Kirkus reviews are trusted and authoritative critiques created by experts who are selected for their knowledge base and mastery in certain fields.
AuthorHouse Kirkus Basic service combines three effective and powerful platforms for promoting self-published
titles to literary agents, traditional publishing houses, booksellers and, most importantly, book buyers.
this package, you will get the following:
- Kirkus Standard Review
This paid review provides an honest, caveat-emptor evaluation under the same impartial rubric and in the same
format and style as a traditional Kirkus review. Kirkus Indie posts these reviews on their website and the reviews
are also eligible for inclusion in the Kirkus Indie monthly eNewsletter, which highlights the best submissions to
the program at no extra cost. The eNewsletter goes to a targeted base of subscribers, including agents, editors,
- Kirkus Catalog (1 of 8 slots)
A 1/8 page advertisement in a full-color catalog distributed to Kirkus’ database of industry influencers,
which includes librarians, publishers, book sellers, book buyers and decision makers.
- Kirkus Reviews Magazine Ad (1 of 8 slots)
It gives industry professionals a sneak peek of published books. It is a semimonthly black and white magazine,
published on the 1st and 15th of every month. It is distributed to a targeted industry readership of librarians,
booksellers, and publishing professionals, with circulation at 15,000 copies.
Each page contains up to 8 title listings. Each title contains cover image, up to 60 word description,
author’s name, ISBN, publication date, and retail price.
bundle includes a cover revision option for authors to include a review blurb on their book cover.
You Need to Know
Reviews was founded in 1933. An authoritative voice in book discovery, Kirkus reviews 10,000 books per year, garners
an average of 2 million website impressions per month, and fosters 55,000 email newsletter subscribers.