OUR CRITICS' TAKES ON THIS WEEK'S BESTSELLERS

Cover art for ROGUES
VERDICT:
BORROW IT
Cover art for GRADUATION DAY
VERDICT:
BORROW IT
Cover art for COP TOWN
VERDICT:
BUY IT
Cover art for THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU
VERDICT:
BORROW IT
Cover art for I AM ROSA PARKS
VERDICT:
SKIP IT
Cover art for TERMINAL CITY
VERDICT:
SKIP IT

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A BRAVE MAN SEVEN STOREYS TALL by Will Chancellor
US CONDUCTORS by Sean Michaels
AN UNTAMED STATE by Roxane Gay

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Our Indie program curates the self-published segment of the industry to help consumers and industry influencers discover books they may otherwise never find. Learn More >


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JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER
by Karen Schechner, Senior Indie Editor, Kirkus Reviews

Within Indie, we’ve had ringside seats to the ascendance of self-publishing in terms of both quality and quantity; sales and traditional publishing have responded. Not only are there star-earning Indie titles (which means they’ll be eligible for the recently announced Kirkus Prize), but those books are wearing stop-and-admire covers. Kirkus Reviews called CB Anderson’s River Talk, a ...


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WHAT AUTHORS SAY ABOUT KIRKUS BOOK REVIEWS

Darcie Chan

"Kirkus' review of The Mill River Recluse played an important role in encouraging readers to take a chance on a first novel by an unknown author."

— Darcie Chan, independent author of The Mill River Recluse, which sold more that 500,000 copies (Read more about Darcie's success in the Wall Street Journal.)


Darcie Chan

"Kirkus' advertising package helped me draw additional attention to my books. In August, 2012, Identity Films, Hollywood, optioned The Gaia Wars series for film."

—Kenneth Bennett, author of The Gaia Wars (Read more about Kenneth's deal in Variety)


Guy Kawasaki

“The endorsement gave consumers a meaningful recommendation that they could trust.”
—Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author of 10 books, including Enchantment and The Art of the Start, as well as the self-publishing guide APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur


Darcie Chan

”Thanks to Kirkus’ review, we have seen a dramatic surge in sales and an increase in both bookstore and publisher interest. Kirkus' reputation as a credible, unbiased reviewer has made all the difference. This has been the best investment we have made.”
—Janet and Ed Howle, authors of The Long Road to Paris


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Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book discovery for 80 years. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. When the books become available for purchase, Kirkus serves the book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust.

Kirkus also has a full suite of author services, including Kirkus Indie, a book review service for self-publishers, Kirkus Editorial, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, and Kirkus Marketing, services that help authors get discovered by consumers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives.


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The Kirkus Star is one of the most prestigious designations in the book industry. Look for the icon to discover books of exceptional merit.