Looking At Professional Review Services…

It’s common for authors to look for reviews. We all want to know how our book is perceived by readers. Over the next few weeks I’d like for us to look at some of the common review services. This first article is about Kirkus—one of the most popular, and prestigious review services. Let’s take a look at how this service works.

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First Request a review…

Click the “Get Started” link above, select your review option and pay for your review. When you submit your order, you’ll get an email from Kirkus confirming receipt of your request.

Then submit your manuscript…

You’ll have the option of mailing two copies of your book to Kirkus or uploading a PDF of your manuscript.

Wait for your review…

Upon receipt of your book or manuscript, Kirkus will assign the book to a reviewer who will read the complete book and write a full review. Reviewers include librarians, business executives, journalists from national publications, PhDs in religion and literature, creative executives in entertainment and publishing industries as well as other professional reviewers.

Collect your review…

Kirkus Indie will email you a link to your author dashboard when your review is ready. Simply click the link and download your review directly their site.

Choose what to do with your review…

You may choose to make your review visible by publishing it where it can be discovered by industry influencers, agents, publishers and consumers. If it is a negative review, you can request that it never see the light of day by simply not publishing it on their site.

That’s how this review process works. Next week we will take a look at how the reviews look.


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