Being associated with the Kirkus name in itself is a huge advantage. Getting an actual unbiased and objective review from this very reputable company gives you and your book that stamp of credibility.
As an iUniverse author, you uphold quality above all else. Kirkus Indie is anchored on the same premise. With this program, you are assured of a caveat emptor review that will give your book more than just a cursory glance. You are guaranteed not only of a professional review, you are also guaranteed an honest evaluation of your work.
Kirkus Premium fuses together an expedited review service pegged on a turnaround time of three to four weeks, a target-specific email marketing campaign that will be sent out to 1,000,000 potential book buyers, a half-page listing in a full-color catalog that is sent out to a subscriber base made up of literary agents, key purchasing decision makers in libraries and bookstores and other industry professionals, prime placement in the middle banner on the Kirkus Reviews eNewsletter and a single-slot ad in the Kirkus Magazine.
Riding on the coattails of the reach and influence of Kirkus, the eNewsletter will surely set any book advertised in it apart from the rest. With a circulation made up of major industry influencers and a huge network of readers, the Kirkus Magazine also affords a remarkable visibility and strong marketing potential to any independently published author.