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Kirkus Reviews Unveils Book Blogger Network

Kirkus Reviews has launched the Kirkus Book Blogger Network, a collection of literary reporters covering everything from mystery books to gardening books.

Here’s more about the program: “We’ve already added bloggers in romance (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books) and Young Adult categories (Bookshelves of Doom, YA or STFU, and The YaYaYas), and now we’re expanding our blogs section to include smart, well-informed bloggers to contribute to our ongoing discussion about books. Today, we’re pleased to announce that several new bloggers are partnering with Kirkus, including The Rap Sheet (Mysteries/Thrillers); SF Signal (Science Fiction/Fantasy), Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (Children’s) and Garden Rant (gardening).”

Last week on the Morning Media Menu, Mediabistro Startups co-editor Devon Glenn interviewed Kirkus Reviews editor Perry Crowe about the new program. Follow this MP3 link to listen.

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Sarah Wendell Writing New Romance Column for Kirkus Reviews

kirkus.jpgSarah Wendell, the co-creator of the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books romance blog, has joined Kirkus Reviews as a columnist.

In her inaugural column, Wendell explained her focus: “I’ll be talking about romance novels—books I adore and trends I notice—and take requests for your recommendations and rants about romance. ” Herbert Simon, the owner of the Indiana Pacers and “chairman emeritus” of the Simon Property Group, acquired Kirkus Reviews earlier this year.

Here’s more from her first column: “When readers go hunting for books to read, they might ask a librarian or bookstore employee for recommendations, but they are just as likely to ask a fellow reader of that same genre. Kirkus’ goal with its new website and editorial direction is to include and welcome the avid book reader into the book discovery and discussion process.”