KIRKUS AUTHOR EXPERIENCES

It Was A Life-Changer
For some debut authors, it can be difficult to slay the dragon of self-doubt that tries to eat away at you. Sure, you feel good about your work, as you should. You congratulate yourself on finishing your first book, as you should. You celebrate your achievement, as you should. But the dragon is still there worming itself into your psyche ...
A 14-City Tour
My memoir, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself, is the story of my deep dive into severe depression and how the only thing that saved me was my dog. The book took seven long years to write, and my heart and soul are on those pages. Dog Medicine was first published by a small press called Think ...
Kirkus Reviews: An Effective Marketing Tool
When I was looking to publish my first book, Terminate Cancer: A Model Of Viral Infection And Immune Response As A Potential Means To Treat Cancer, I knew that it needed a skilled reviewer.  With so many books being published these days, it is difficult to stand out without a review from a highly credible source, I am familiar ...
Measuring Up
Writers know that the definition of insanity is launching a new book the same way as the last one, but expecting an overwhelming outcome. As an indie author since 2012, I have seen many Kirkus Reviews ads, but was always distracted by the bright lights of the next, this-will-work marketing package, mostly in the same price range as a Kirkus ...
Kirkus Helped Me Get It Right
Kirkus Reviews was one of a number of well-established review houses that I paid to review my first novel, Paul. It was money well spent. Although I had received professional advice with the manuscript, I was determined to try a different structure to the normal novel. I really wanted to capture the voices of the other people in the Bible ...
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