STATUS: I’m back in the office.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? GLAD TIDINGS by Van Morrison
While I was out, I saw an article in Publishers Weekly that mentioned that Kirkus might be bought so the review journal could continue publishing.
I have to say this warms my heart—even though they gave one of my books an only so-so review last week. Big smile here.
I do think that online review sites will gain in prominence and I’m certainly not against that, but I do think there is value in a long-standing, revered review journal continuing. It’s going to take some more years for the online sites to gain the same prominence with booksellers and librarians that Kirkus already has in place.
A strong Kirkus review can create an automatic buy for libraries. I can’t name an online site that does the same—yet.
Come back and stay this time Kirkus.