About Kirkus Pro Connect

Kirkus Reviews enjoys a rich history as the premier discovery resource for publishing and film industry leaders interested in acquiring or optioning the rights to books. Kirkus Pro Connect fosters the connection between the people who own the rights to new work, and makes the discovery process easier and faster by showcasing self-published work curated by our professional, unbiased reviewers. Stay for a while: discover, read and connect.

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HOW IT WORKS

U.S. Publishers & Literary Agents

The Kirkus Pro Connect database allows you to browse self-published and unpublished work with rights available. Rather than having to sift through the mountains of self-published books released each year looking for gems or relying solely on bestseller lists, you will be able to read unbiased Kirkus reviews to determine potential and fit. On the author pages, you'll also learn more about the writers: Do they have other manuscripts? What are their backgrounds? Have they won awards? How strong is their online presence?

By clicking the "Connect" button on the author page, you will be able to connect directly with the writer to request more information or ask questions through our secure network. (If an author is represented by an agent, the agent will be named on the page.) To learn more about authors who have been selected by our editors as particularly worthy of your attention, we encourage you to read through our "Authors to Watch" and "Books to Discover" features. Pro Connect is free for you to use, and all correspondence is private.

To receive free weekly email alerts with our editors' picks of the hottest new talent and content, sign up for at the top of this page.

Film Executives

In 1978, Stanley Kubrick first discovered The Short-Timers, the book on which he based Full Metal Jacket, when reading Kirkus Reviews. Today, professionals can find great work with film rights available faster and more easily by using our Pro Connect database. The Kirkus Pro Connect database allows you to browse self-published and unpublished work with rights available. By clicking the "Connect" button on the author page, you will be able to connect directly with the writer to request more information or ask questions through our secure network. (If an author is represented by an agent, the agent will be named on the page.) To learn more about authors who have been selected by our editors as particularly worthy of your attention, we encourage you to read through our "Authors to Watch" and "Books to Discover" features. Pro Connect is free for you to use, and all correspondence is private.

To receive free weekly email alerts with our editors' picks of the hottest new talent and content, sign up for at the top of this page.

Booksellers & Librarians

Looking for great indie finds, but having trouble sourcing the books? Browse the Pro Connect database to find the best self-published books for your store. Then, simply hit the "Connect" button on the author page to inquire about distribution. To learn more about authors who have been selected by our editors as particularly worthy of your attention, we encourage you to read through our "Authors to Watch" and "Books to Discover" features. Pro Connect is free for you to use, and all correspondence is private.

To receive free weekly email alerts with our editors' picks of the hottest new talent and content, sign up for at the top of this page.

Media & Event Coordinators

Kirkus' Pro Connect database is a great way to find authors to interview or speak at events. To contact the author, simply hit the "Connect" button on his or her profile page, and you will be in touch through Kirkus' secure network. To learn more about authors who have been selected by our editors as particularly worthy of your attention, we encourage you to read through our "Authors to Watch" and "Books to Discover" features. Pro Connect is free for you to use, and all correspondence is private.

To receive free weekly email alerts with our editors' picks of the hottest new talent and content, sign up for at the top of this page.

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