Xlibris-Kirkus Book Review Takes Indie Book Promotions to New Heights

Self-publishing pioneer Xlibris and book industry authority Kirkus Discoveries empower self-published authors to promote their book independently with an innovative line of professional paid review packages.

Bloomington, IN, March 30, 2010 --(PR.com)-- For self-publishing authors, getting their work reviewed can be one of the best ways to increase the marketability of their books. Moreover, getting a favorable book review from a reputable trade magazine or an established publishing authority is even more desirable if only it were that easy to obtain independently.

To give self-publishers the unprecedented opportunity to independently promote their books via a reputable book reviewing authority, self-publishing pioneer Xlibris Corporation launched the Kirkus Discoveries Marketing Packages.

As self-publishing expands its reach into independent book marketing services, more and more self-published authors now get a fair shot at getting their books reviewed by an established book review authority like Kirkus, a 77-year old book trade journal that gained a reputation for being the definitive pre-publication review source within the literary and film industries.

This collaborative marketing plan between Xlibris – one of the leading companies in the self-publishing industry – and Kirkus, one of the most trusted names in the publishing industry offers several value-laden promotional campaign packages that incorporate Xlibris’ best-selling Single Targeted E-mail Campaign and Kirkus’ Catalog Listing, and the Kirkus Discoveries Review Service.

The package enables an unbiased and caveat-emptor book review, consistent with the same system and approach that of a standard Kirkus assessment. The reviews are subsequently posted in the Kirkus Discoveries website with the author’s consent. Plus, the reviews may also be included in the monthly eNewsletter which has a target-based subscription service that counts over 2,500 publishers, publishing agents, editors, librarians and book lovers among its subscribers.

About Xlibris
Xlibris was founded in 1997 and, as the leading publishing services provider for authors, has helped to publish more than 20,000 titles. Xlibris is based in Philadelphia, PA and provides authors with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound, and full-color formats.

For more information, please visit http://www2.xlibris.com, e-mail pressrelease@xlibris.com or call at 1-888-795-4274, to receive a free publishing guide.

Xlibris Corporation
Giovanni Ruiz
1-888-795-4274 ext 7111
1663 Liberty Drive
Suite 200
Bloomington, IN 47403