FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REVIEW PAGE AND A PRO CONNECT PAGE?

Review pages are designed to help consumers discover great new reads. They feature only the Kirkus review, information about the book and links to purchase the book through our affiliates. Pro Connect pages, on the other hand, are designed to help industry professionals, such as publishers, agents and film executives, discover books they may be interested in acquiring or representing. These pages feature the Kirkus review as well as author information, a sample chapter for download, information about the author’s full body of work and a link for professionals to reach out directly to authors with queries.


DO I HAVE TO HAVE A KIRKUS REVIEW TO PARTICIPATE IN PRO CONNECT?

Yes, Pro Connect pages are available exclusively to authors who have been reviewed by Kirkus.


HOW MANY BOOKS MAY I LIST ON MY PAGE?

You may list as many books as you’d like—both published and unpublished.


MAY I LIST BOOKS ON MY PAGE THAT HAVE NOT BEEN REVIEWED BY KIRKUS?

Yes.


WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING IN THE MAGAZINE AND PARTICIPATING IN PRO CONNECT?

Kirkus Reviews magazine is distributed to more than 5,000 industry influencers, including librarians, booksellers, publishers, agents and film executives—an audience that is similar to Pro Connect’s with some overlap. The difference is the way the two products are used. Pro Connect is often used in tandem with our magazine, making connecting with authors they discover in the magazine simple and secure. Other times, books are discovered within Pro Connect directly. Pro Connect is targeted more directly to professionals specifically looking for self-published work to acquire or represent, while the magazine gives books a much larger, broader audience.


WHEN WILL MY ACCOUNT EXPIRE?

Pro Connect accounts never expire.


WHAT DOES KIRKUS DO TO PROMOTE PRO CONNECT?

To build a high-quality subscriber base of publishers, agents and film executives, Kirkus promotes Pro Connect within our staff’s personal and professional networks, through our magazine and in professional organizations. We are engaged directly with our users and consistently solicit feedback to ensure Pro Connect is used to discover self-published books reviewed by Kirkus and included in the Pro Connect database.


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SUBSCRIBERS INCLUDE

  • HarperCollins
  • Hachette Book Group
  • New Harbinger
  • Owl Kids
  • Simon & Schuster
  • University of Alabama Press
  • St. Martins (Macmillan)
  • Llewellyn
  • Norton
  • Abrams
  • Lee and Low/Tu Books
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • Disney Hyperion
  • Candlewick
  • Gray Wolf
  • Source Books
  • Henry Holt (Macmillan)
  • Plume (Penguin)
  • Putnam (Penguin)
  • Putnam (Penguin Young Readers)
  • Viking (Penguin)
  • Penguin Books (Penguin)
  • Perigee (Penguin)
  • New American Library (Penguin)
  • Penguin Group USA
  • Blue Rider Press (Penguin)
  • Dutton (Penguin)
  • Razorbill (Penguin)
  • Random House
  • Del Ray/Spectra (Random House)
  • Ballantine/Mortalis (Random House)
  • University of Minnesota
  • Orbit/Red Hook (Hachette)
  • Creston Books
  • Loveswept (Random House)