Does my book have to be reviewed by Kirkus in order to advertise? No, we can link the ads to your Amazon.com page, personal website or any other destination; however, most of our advertisers get reviewed first and then use the campaign to promote their Kirkus review.
How much do the marketing programs cost? In the interest of introducing consumers and industry influencers to self-published books they may otherwise never discover, we have priced our advertising campaigns to fit within individual authors’ budgets. Our multi-media campaigns (which include promotion on our website, in our email newsletter and in our print magazine) range in price from $1500-$5000, and our a la carte advertising options start at $500.
How long will my ad run on Kirkus.com? All website campaigns run for two weeks.
Do I have to find a designer to create the ads? Kirkus offers ad design at a very affordable price, but you are welcome to use your own designer if you’d prefer.
Will you help me determine the best time to promote my book and which campaign is best for me? We will work closely with you on every detail—from planning and design to execution and measuring results.