Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kirkus LIVES (well, maybe)

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it -- W. Somerset Maugham

Kirkus's death may have been greatly exaggerated as the latest news comes in...

At the end of 2009 it was annouced that Nielsen Business Media would shut down the venerable Kirkus Reviews. Just a few days into 2010, the news  is much more positive -- Kirkus Reviews will continue publication for the foreseeable future.
According to an internal memo obtained by DailyFinance, Kirkus managing editor Eric Liebetrau says "there is a buyer in the works" and until the deal closes by the end of this month, the magazine will "resume business as usual under the Nielsen umbrella."
So let's see if the reviewers at Kirkus keeps authors awake at night...!

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