Beyond Redemption just got a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Cool, I thought, but what is a starred review and who the heck is Publishers Weekly?
And so, after thirty seconds of googling:
Publisher’s Weekly: (lifted from Wikipedia): Publishers Weekly (PW) is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents.
This is one of the (if not the) main magazines booksellers and librarians look at when deciding what to stock on their shelves. In theory, such a review might result in increased book sales. Here’s hoping.
A Starred Review: (lifted from Publishers Weekly) A starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality.
Whu? My mad little novel, outstanding? Bah ha!