Today the Kirkus Reviews Twitter feed sparked hopes that the book review outlet could survive.
On Dec. 10th, it was announced that Kirkus Reviews would close, taking away about 5,000 book reviews a year–a tremendous loss for the publishing industry. Earlier thia month, the venerable book review outlet Kirkus Reviews returned to the microblogging site to reassure readers that the January 1st issue of the magazine will still be published.
UPDATE: The post has since disappeared from the Kirkus Reviews Twitter feed. GalleyCat has reached out to the magazine for comment.
UPDATE 2: Sarah Weinman reports on Twitter: “Per the managing editor of @KirkusReviews: ‘no new info at the moment. Just still working through possibilities, but nothing to report.'”