Reviews and Things!

June 30th, 2011 • Kate

NameoftheStar_LowResI’ve been spending the last week or so in a training course for a further belt level in Nia, but I haven’t missed some great news going around — I just haven’t been able to share it… Until now! First of all, here’s a great Publisher’s Weekly review of The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, which says, in part:

With the sordidness of Criminal Minds and the goofiness of Ghostbusters, it’s a fresh paranormal story.

If they’d only referenced Law & Order, I think it might have been MJ’s favorite review ever!

Also, The Hollywood Reporter calls Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children “innovative”, and describes it as “X-Men imagined by Tim Burton.” Ransom Riggs is currently celebrating his third week on the New York Times bestseller list with Miss P!

Oooh! And Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is on the Silver Inky long list! Go ANNA!

And there’s more great news coming! Stay tuned!

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One Response to “Reviews and Things!”

  1. Fiona Says:

    …and this looks like a good place to ask my question about reviews.
    (pauses to rescue cat who for some reason has just climbed 5' up my noticeboard – caught her achieving terminal velocity on the way down, just before she demolished the printer.)

    Anyway, I self pubbed a book that lots of agents liked (but not enough…you know how it ends). I've got five-star reviews on Amazon from people I didn't bribe, or have any knowledge of until the reviews appeared. Another website has asked me if they can have a copy for review.

    My question – can I simply use these reviews in publicity material? Do I have to ask permission from the reviewers?

    I realise it would be polite to do so, but I wondered what the industry standard was on this kind of thing. The reviews have been a bit of a shock – a great shock, and I'm still in the stunned mullet phase.

    So, is lifting reviews, in whole or in part, fair game for publicity?