Praise Whores

Chicago Sun-Times book critic David Montgomery offers some good advice for anyone who is foolishly contemplating paying Kirkus Discoveries $300 to jerk them off with a positive review of their books.

Folks, I can’t tell you enough what a mistake it is to purchase a book review. A Kirkus Discoveries review is like a real Kirkus Review in the same way that chicken salad is like chicken shit. A purchased review has less than no credibility; it actually diminishes the reputation of the work and the author, rather than bolstering it.

The only real discovery at Kirkus Discoveries is how gullible and desperate some authors can be…

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