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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Industry News Flash: Kirkus Closes

Just saw this on Tracy van Straaten's Facebook. I can't believe it!

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Publishers Weekly, 12/10/2009 9:37:00 AM

As part of the sale of its business to business publications, Nielsen Business Media has announced that it is closing its book review publication Kirkus Reviews as well as Editor & Publisher.

Whoa.

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12 comments:

Liz Gallagher said...

Such crazy news!

As someone on Facebook said, it's like the book community is losing its Simon Cowell. And you kind of need that judge, don't you?

Georgia said...

wow.

Priya said...

That is so crazy. I've gotten used to seeing their reviews on the back of books and it's going to be weird not reading those anymore...

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Yes, the Simon Cowell! The industry is shifting so fast. I hear you, Priya!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Yikes, sad news.

brizmus said...

I KNOW! So sad! And surprising!!

Erin said...

Oh my...

Shelf Elf said...

That is shocking. I had heard whispers, but I can't believe that it actually happened. Wow.

Melissa Walker said...

Oh, publishing. I need a backup plan.

GirlwiththeBraids said...

No way! Thanks for spreading the news because I didn't hear anything about this.

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