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  1. Keir Graff
    March 30, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    Huge congrats on the Kirkus star! That’s wonderful! One correction I’d make to your blog post, however, is that the prepub journals do NOT accept money in exchange for reviews. Publishers support the journals by advertising, which has its own complexities, but there is no pay-for-play in regard to books such as yours.

    Some of the journals (Kirkus included) DO have a separate program whereby self-published authors can purchase a different class of review (“Kirkus Discovery”) but that is a different animal entirely.

    Way to go!


    • Gerda Saunders
      March 30, 2017 @ 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much for pointing out my misunderstanding, Keir. YOu’ve saved me embarrassment by letting me know so soon, before I have sent the post to my other social media. I very much appreciate your kind feedback. Thank also for your enthusiasm on my behalf. I am of course completely surprised by the good reviews/blurbs I have received. Just so very grateful. I know only too well that books of equal or higher merit than mine sometimes do not get the attention they deserve, so I am thanking my lucky stars. Hope you are still enjoying your busy career and family life. I wish you and yours all the best.


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