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Kirkus Basic


If you’re looking for a simple affirmation of quality, this quick and economical review service is for you. Get your review in a few short weeks, plus a catalog listing distributed to Kirkus database, and an advertisement within the pages of the Kirkus Reviews Magazine.

The Kirkus Basic package includes:

  • Kirkus Standard Review

    This paid review provides an honest, caveat-emptor evaluation under the same impartial rubric and in the same format and style as a traditional Kirkus review. Kirkus Indie posts these reviews on their website and the reviews are also eligible for inclusion in the Kirkus Indie monthly eNewsletter, which highlights the best submissions to the program at no extra cost. The eNewsletter goes to a targeted base of subscribers, including agents, editors, and librarians.

  • Kirkus Catalog (1 of 8 slots)

    A 1/8 page advertisement in a full-color catalog distributed to Kirkus’ database of industry influencers which includes librarians, publishers, book sellers, book buyers and decision makers.

  • Kirkus Reviews Magazine (1 of 8 slots)

    It gives industry professionals a sneak peek of published books. It is a semimonthly black and white magazine, published on the 1st and 15th of every month. It is distributed to a targeted industry readership of librarians, booksellers, and publishing professionals, with circulation at 15,000 copies.

    Get more print visibility for your book with a black-and-white advertisement within the pages of Kirkus Reviews. Make your book one of the eight titles advertised in the page.

*This bundle includes a cover revision option for authors to include the blurb of the review on the cover.

Good to Know | information

Kirkus Reviews was founded in 1933. An authoritative voice in book discovery, Kirkus reviews 10,000 books per year, garners an average of 2 million website impressions per month, and fosters 55,000 email newsletter subscribers.

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