Why A Kirkus Review Is Worth It

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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 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 ...
Kirkus Gave Me a Sense of Legitimacy
As a newly published author, the most essential yet difficult thing to do is get your book in front of potential readers and hopefully in their hands! This is especially ...
A Complicated and Rewarding Relationship
Kirkus and I go way back. That sounds pompous, but it’s true. We’re not close friends, but we’ve had a bit of a relationship throughout the years. And always a ...
An Egalitarian Approach to Book Reviewing
As a debut British author writing in the first-person voices of two American protagonists, I was especially nervous about what a U.S.-based reviewer would make of my historical ...