Self-publishing authors have a new tool in their marketing arsenal. Dog Ear Publishing offers reviews services to promote selections ranging from fantasy fiction and realistic novels to memoirs, self-help books and poetry volumes.
(June 8, 2015) INDIANAPOLIS – Dog Ear Publishing reviews services have expanded, thanks to the company’s partnership with Kirkus Reviews. Although self-published books don’t often receive the same coverage as books released by traditional publishers, Kirkus Reviews has offered a review service for self-published authors for more than a decade.
Kirkus Reviews, one of the most authoritative voices in the publishing industry, has been covering books published by major publishing houses for nearly eight decades. Authors who receive positive reviews through the Dog Ear Kirkus Program have the chance to appear in Kirkus Reviews magazine – read by booksellers, librarians, publishers, journalists and agents – and selected reviews may be featured in the Kirkus e-mail newsletter, which goes out to consumers and more than 50,000 industry professionals.
“Kirkus is a long-established influencer in the book world,” said Matthew Murry, manager of author services and director of new product development at Dog Ear Publishing, based in Indianapolis. “They’ve been reviewing some of the best the trade has to offer for more than 80 years. We want that for our authors, too.”
Murry said the service helps authors promote their books, showcasing their work in a way other types of marketing can’t achieve. “Positive reviews from trusted voices in the industry like Kirkus can bring much-deserved attention to the quality content we’re putting out there.”
As part of Dog Ear Publishing reviews services, authors can incorporate a review by Kirkus Reviews for the same price offered by Kirkus when submitting books directly. When authors purchase the service through Dog Ear, they can relax while its staff manages the process, packing and shipping the materials for review.
“We provide a turn-key experience for the author, end to end,” Murry said. “We format all submissions according to Kirkus’ preferences and supply them with all pertinent book details. Once the review is complete, we can then counsel the author on how best to use the review.”
For instance, positive reviews can be incorporated on the book’s cover copy or inside pages or added to the author’s website.
He said authors purchasing a Dog Ear reviews service can add reviews to their book files and other media free of charge – even if the book has already been released. “These are value adds to an already great service, all for the same price the author would pay when going direct,” Murry said.
In addition to Kirkus, Dog Ear Publishing reviews services include NetGalley, Foreword Clarion Review and BlueInk Review.
To add any of these services, authors simply need to ask.
“We’re a company devoted to service and connecting great content with interested readers,” Murry said. “Dog Ear Publishing reviews services like the Kirkus Reviews Program or our Book Review Combo are designed to do just that.”
For more information about Kirkus Reviews, visit http://dogearpublishing.net/book-marketing-services/marketing-kirkus-reviews.php. For information about NetGalley reviews, visit http://dogearpublishing.net/book-marketing-services/marketing-netgalley.php. To learn more about the Book Review Combo, which pairs three of the most important book review services and syndicates to the trade, visit http://dogearpublishing.net/book-marketing-services/marketing-book-review-combo.php. To read what authors have to say about Dog Ear Publishing, visit http://dogearpublishing.net/testimonials.php
To learn more about Dog Ear or to join its team of authors, visit www.dogearpublishing.net or call (317) 228-3656.
About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.
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