In case you haven't heard, it was just announced that Kirkus Reviews will be closing by the end of the year. As in just a few weeks from now.
Yes, that Kirkus Reviews. In case you haven't heard their name they are one of the top (if not the top) reviewing publications. Just go look at book up on Amazon and check the "Editorial Reviews" section. You're almost guaranteed to see one from Kirkus somewhere in that section. I mean, this company was started in 1933! They've been doing this for 75+ years!
I'm a little shocked. Okay, I'm a lot shocked. It really makes me wonder how this will affect the whole blogging vs. professional reviews debate. Guess only time will tell...
News taken from this NY Times article.