New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Kirkus announced the launch of a writing and publishing blog that lends practical advice from experts and “How I Did It” stories from some of the nation’s most successful authors and self-publishers, such as bestsellers Guy Kawasaki, Darcie Chan, Theresa Ragan and more.
Kirkus has amassed a sizable audience of writers through its Indie review service, which offers self-publishers the opportunity to purchase a professional review of their work, and its book editing division, which gives unpublished and self-published authors access to the top editors in the country. The new writing and publishing blog will serve this audience by addressing common writing and publishing challenges and sharing detailed accounts of how mega-successful authors slowly built their careers or went from total unknowns to bestsellers in a matter of months.
“Kirkus has the unique distinction of being imbedded in both the traditional publishing and indie worlds. With expertise in both industry segments, Kirkus is the ideal media outlet to serve content to writers who are exploring their options and trying to navigate a fast-changing, complex industry,” said Meg LaBorde Kuehn, COO of Kirkus.
The writing and publishing blog will cover a wide variety of topics, including writing techniques, publishing trends, self-publishing strategies, ideas for marketing books to consumers and industry influencers, such as publishers, agents, foreign publishers and film executives, and more. Kirkus will publish a weekly advice column authored by Guy Kawasaki each Wednesday, followed by an inspiring “How I Did It” story penned by a different author every Thursday. Darcie Chan, who sold more than 600,000 copies of her novel, The Mill River Recluse and picked up a two-book deal from Ballantine earlier this year, will contribute the first column on Thursday, July 19. Other standout contributors include Theresa Ragan, Christina Miller, Karen McQuestion and Barbra Annino.
For more information on Kirkus’ writing and publishing blog, visit: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/blog/writing-and-publishing/. For more information on Kirkus’ full suite of author services, visit: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/author-services/.
About Kirkus Media LLC
Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book discovery for almost 80 years. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. When the books become available for purchase, Kirkus serves the reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust.
Kirkus also has a full suite of author 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. For more information, visit http://www.kirkus.com.