Friday, December 11, 2009

Holy Moses!

I literally have my coat on and am about to leave the house. But, having that little obsession problem of mine, I checked one of my listservs first. Thus I have just heard that Kirkus Reviews is on its way out. Or maybe it's already out.

This means that the funnel through which books come to the attention of the reading public has grown even smaller. I'm sure we're going to be hearing that book blogs make traditional review journals unnecessary, which may or may not be the case.

A lot of people didn't like Kirkus, anyway, though the people there usually treated me pretty well.

2 comments:

tanita davis said...

I feel almost guilty, I've had such positive reviews from them, and have known two other authors who were razed and had the earth around them salted. I will miss them existing, but I'll say so quietly!

gail said...

I know what you mean. If I recall, they weren't crazy about one of my later books, but they did well by me with some of the others. Without journals like Kirkus covering books, no one will know they exist at all.