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Kirkus is an important professional book reviewing company. Kirkus reviews books, then purchasing agents and librarians and bookish matrons read the reviews to inform their book-related behavior.

Kirkus will publish a review of any old thing, but if they like the book, they award it a “Star” and nominate the book for their yearly “Kirkus Prize.” Less than 8% of the traditionally published books, and less than 2% of the independently published books that they review are awarded the Kirkus Star. It’s not nothin’.

For instance:

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“Highly recommended for both its quality of writing and its superb handling of difficult subject matter.”

Rink (Jimi & Isaac 4a: Solar Powered, 2011, etc.) paints a visceral, moving portrait of a young boy whose life is thrown into chaos when his father unexpectedly falls from the roof and receives a potentially life-threatening head injury.

We’re continuing to search for ways to get our books into libraries, homes, and Scholastic Book fairs. Vigorous fretting and enthusiastic whining appear ineffective. Let us know if you have any ideas or movie deals.

Our books at Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/philrink