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KIRKUS PROMOTES MEG LABORDE KUEHN TO CEO
AUSTIN, TX, February 23, 2015— Today, Kirkus Media announced the appointment of Meg LaBorde Kuehn as chief executive officer. The position is newly created in response to Kirkus’ recent, aggressive content expansion and exponential revenue increases since 2010 when Herb Simon and Marc Winkelman bought the then-struggling media company.
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KIRKUS ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE
AUSTIN, TX, October 23, 2014— At a special ceremony tonight in the penthouse of the Four Seasons Residences in Austin, Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading prepublication journal of book reviews, announced the winners for the first-ever Kirkus Prize in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction and Young Readers’ Literature.
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KIRKUS ANNOUNCES THE FINALISTS FOR THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE
New York City, NY, September 30, 2014— Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading prepublication journal of book reviews, today announced the six finalists for the first annual Kirkus Prize in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction and Young Readers’ Literature.
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KIRKUS ANNOUNCES THE KIRKUS PRIZE
New York City, NY, May 28, 2014— Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading prepublication journal of book reviews, announced today the formation of The Kirkus Prize, one of the richest annual literary awards in the world.
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KIRKUS NAMES LAURIE MUCHNICK FICTION EDITOR
AUSTIN, TX, January 15, 2014 — Kirkus Media announced today that Laurie Muchnick is the new fiction editor of Kirkus Reviews.
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KIRKUS NAMES CLAIBORNE SMITH EDITOR IN CHIEF
AUSTIN, TX, November 4, 2013 — Today, Kirkus Media announced the appointment of Claiborne Smith as editor in chief. The position was newly created in response to Kirkus’ recent, aggressive content expansion.
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KIRKUS REPORTS 88% INCREASE IN WEBSITE TRAFFIC AFTER LAUNCHING NEW DESIGN

AUSTIN, TX, January 15, 2013 — After launching a new site design last week, Kirkus Media, best known for publishing Kirkus Reviews, a highly regarded book review magazine circulated to the publishing industry since 1933, reported an 88% increase in unique visitors to kirkus.com over the average week last month.
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KIRKUS NAMES CLAY SMITH FEATURES EDITOR
AUSTIN, TX, November 8, 2012 — Today, Kirkus Media announced the appointment of Clay Smith as features editor. This hire is part of Kirkus’ strategy to expand its editorial reach by growing its features section with more reported articles about writers and reading trends. Read the full release.


KIRKUS UNVEILS BOOK EDITING SERVICES FOR AUTHORS

NEW YORK, NY, February 15, 2012 — After being associated with editorial excellence for almost 80 years, Kirkus has unveiled a new book editing division to offer unpublished and self-published authors access to the publishing industry’s top editors. Read the full release.


KIRKUS NAMES MEG LABORDE KUEHN CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
AUSTIN, TX, January 30, 2012 — Today, Kirkus Media announced the appointment of Meg LaBorde Kuehn as chief operating officer. This promotion is part of Kirkus’ strategy to continue its aggressive expansion into new lines of business, including digital marketing solutions for publishers and a growing suite of services for unpublished and self-published authors. Since February of 2011, Kuehn has been serving as the vice president of business development, leading the sales growth of each of Kirkus’ revenue channels. Read the full release.


KIRKUS REVIEWS ANNOUNCES THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2011
NEW YORK, NY, November 14, 2011— Kirkus Reviews has named 90 books to its Best Fiction of 2011 list and has broken out eight categories of winners, such as Best Debut Fiction, Best Mysteries, Best Science Fiction & Fantasy and Best Fiction About Love & Family. The complete list can be found on the Kirkus Reviews website: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/best-of/2011/fiction. Read the full release.