Kirkus Author Experiences

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A Domino Effect of Good Exposure
When perusing through a bookstore, glancing over a friend’s collection, or scrolling aimlessly on a site for bibliophiles, it is typically that clever title or unique cover that first grabs ...
Kirkus Got my Book Noticed
After over 20 years sending work to literary magazines and winning prizes for my stories and novel in progress, I still didn’t have an agent. I was not getting any ...
A Review Service that Improves the Standards of Publishing
When a Kirkus reviewer wrote about my book Graveyard Grapevine:“Death comes in many guises and registers—tragic, comic, ironic—in these mordantly entertaining stories,”I glowed at the thought that the ...
An Essential Stepping Stone to a Captive Audience
I plunged into the world of self-publishing in 2012 after many years of frustrating encounters and near successes with the traditional publishing industry’s arcane system. I hired a well-respected editor ...
Kirkus Gave Me the Perfect Tagline
“A good old-fashioned Texas tale with a twist” was the first line of my Kirkus review. With that, the reviewer not only gifted me with a great review, but a ...