Publishing Perspectives and Kirkus Want Your Stories for Our BEA Edition

In Growth Markets by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka It was at last year’s BookExpo America that we first introduced the world to Publishing Perspectives. Now, less than a year later, we’ve become a daily must-read for publishing industry professionals around the world. This year at BEA Publishing Perspectives and Kirkus Media LLC are taking a bold step together and collaborating on a first-ever joint print …

Publishing Perspectives & Kirkus Launch BEA Edition

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK: Today, Publishing Perspectives and Kirkus Media LLC announced a deal to create a joint print edition at this year’s Book Expo America. The edition will be published on Wednesday, May 26, and bring together the ground-breaking international news reporting of Publishing Perspectives with the long history of exceptional review coverage of Kirkus. “We’re thrilled to be working with …

Kirkus Reviews: The End

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Jerome Kramer So that’s it for Kirkus Reviews, huh? Is this really necessary? Or a good idea? Seventy-six years after Virginia Kirkus launched her ground-breaking advance-review publication with the mission of letting booksellers and libraries know which upcoming titles should be added to their collections, its conglomerate owner, Nielsen Business Media, is ceasing operations of the brand. Kirkus …

Are Prepub Reviews Irrelevant?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story about the demise of Kirkus Reviews, former Kirkus managing director Jerome Kramer asks “whether the industry still needs advance reviews the way it used to?” Kirkus was known among the major journals that published pre-pub reviews—Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist—as the “mean” one. Kirkus didn’t sugarcoat its reviews, which may, in the …