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If you’re looking for effective ways to market and promote your self-published book, you need a resource that will help you cut through the noise of all the books out there and get noticed.

The Kirkus Discoveries program gives self-published authors a chance to obtain an unbiased, professional review of their work, written in the same format as a traditional Kirkus review.

A book review can be an essential and powerful tool for promoting your book to literary agents, traditional publishing houses, booksellers and, most importantly, potential readers.

Click here to read testimonials from other self-published authors.

How does Kirkus Discoveries work?

  1. Simply request a review here. You’ll give us as much information possible about your book, choose whether you want standard service (7-9 weeks) or express service (3-4 weeks) and pay for your review (standard service $425, express service $575).
  2. You’ll get a response from the Kirkus Discoveries team confirming your request.
  3. You send two bound copies of your published book or completed manuscript to the Kirkus Discoveries office in New York.
  4. A qualified reviewer will be assigned your book. Our reviewers include librarians, business executives, journalists from national publications, PhDs in religion and literature, creative executives in entertainment and publishing industries and other reviewers.
  5. Your reviewer will read your complete book and write a full review (about 300 words).
  6. Kirkus Discoveries will send you the review, at which point you can use it however you choose—on the back cover of your book, in marketing collateral, on your website or in a letter to an agent or publisher.
  7. Kirkus Discoveries will highlight your review online through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and your review may be chosen to be featured in our monthly newsletter that is read by librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists and entertainment executives (unless it’s a negative review, at which point you can request that it never see the light of day).
  8. You get your book discovered and proudly wear the title, Published Author.

Click here to order your Kirkus Discoveries review. (Don't forget to use WD01 to save 10%)