I was looking on Createspace (a sub company of Amazon) and I came across the following advert from Kirkus –
Receive an honest review of your book from an industry professional at Kirkus Reviews, an established brand in book reviews.
Price: $425.00 – Standard Review (10 weeks) $575.00 – Express Review (5 weeks)
How It Works
With the Kirkus Indie Review Service, we’ll take care of all the details of obtaining a review.
We’ll provide your book files directly to Kirkus Reviews, and a Kirkus professional will write an honest, impartial review of your work. Within ten weeks you will receive your final Kirkus Indie review. You make the final determination on whether your review is featured on the Kirkus Reviews website.
If you choose to publish your review on the Kirkus website, you can include it on your book’s cover and other promotional materials.
My question is simply this – Is it worth it?