Kirkus Reviews is published on the first and 15th of each month, giving a preview of books prior to their publication. Kirkus reviews over 7,000 titles per year.

Kirkus operates a number of services including: Kirkus Indie, a review service for self-publishers; Kirkus Editorial, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors; and Kirkus Marketing, services that help authors get discovered by consumers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives. Self-published book reviews are solicited through the Kirkus Author Services at a price between $425–$575 per review. If the review of a self-published book is negative, authors are given the option of keeping the review private.

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