December 10, 2009

Mordor has fallen

Kirkus, a venerable book trade publication known chiefly for its mean, anonymous reviews, is being shut down, leaving a significant Prince of Darkness-shaped hole in the pre-publication book review universe. Will a new Voldemort arise from its ashes? If you hang around with writers much, you've probably encountered the occasional "that time I got kirkused" anecdote. I hope whoever the new Lord Sauron is has a name that is as readily verb-ified.

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 10, 2009 05:21 PM | TrackBack

Yeah, one of my teachers just recently got New York Timesed, and hard. Not sure where they appear on the hierarchy of the Dark Side.

Posted by: Nate Pensky at December 10, 2009 07:24 PM

Is it evil for me to think good riddance for giving me a bad review? I'm a terrible person. Also, Booklist isn't much better.

Posted by: Amy Reed at December 11, 2009 08:04 PM

Kirkus. What the heck? It completely takes the thrill out of next year. It's like trekking all the way down to the tenth circle and not getting to meet Satan.

Posted by: Jen Dutton at December 15, 2009 02:12 PM