Reader Views is an Austin, Texas, based company. We started in late December 2005 as a book review service. Shortly after our inception, we extended our services to include a variety of services for authors such as book publicity services, editing, author interviews, literary book awards, as well as coaching.
Reader Views Kids launched in early 2007. This came from the realization that adults write the kids books, adults decide which kids books are to be published, and then adults end up reviewing the books. Something was wrong with this picture! So, we gathered up a team of kids and here we are.
One effective and popular way of reaching your reading audience is through internet radio interviews. Since people have less time to read, yet want more information, why not give them the opportunity to “hear” about your book.
Introducing Books to Libraries, Bookstores, Media, Reviewers, Bloggers, and Readers. First Chapter Plus publishes and distributes a monthly e-catalog, which includes the first chapters of print and digital books, and mp3 clips of audio books plus all the essential information. Let us expose your current or upcoming book to our interested subscribers.
Now in its 11th year, the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Annual Literary Awards program was established to honor writers who self-published or had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press, or independent book publisher. Each entry comes with a complimentary review as well as promotion on our blogs, social media sites and in our newsletter.
Reader Views Kids and the Barefoot Librarian Team Up to bring an exclusive new service for picture book authors!
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Finally, the winners of the 2018 copyright books for the Literary Awards have been selected. This was a challenging process for our judges! All participants should be proud of their books as we can tell you first hand the quality…
“I absolutely loved the experience of working with Reader Views. At all times, I truly felt that I was dealing with professionals who had read and appreciated my debut novel, Mistress Suffragette. First-time novelists often don’t realize how competitive it is out there. We are presented with a dizzying array of publicity options, so it really helps when you can work with folks who genuinely care about helping your book succeed. The online interview was great, and the podcast was terrific fun. While I write and polish the sequel to my novel, I am keeping my fingers crossed on the award show!”
“I’ve participated in Reader Views Literary Awards Program for a number of years and have been fortunate enough to win two awards which aided immensely in book sales! I’ve also advertised in First Chapter Plus eMagazine which resulted in significant additional exposure for my novels. I highly recommend both endeavors!”
“I must say I am so glad to have participated in First Chapter Plus, Book by Book Publicity, and Reader Views and the Literary Awards program they have. It was such a pleasure working with Sheri on my first live interview, which was my first experience with Reader Views. The interview went fabulous and Sheri made me so comfortable, I was really impressed myself when it was released. The interview was used over and over in my marketing efforts and has been very effective. My placement in First Chapter Plus has exposed me to librarians who are very impressed with my books and I love Susan’s wonderful newsletters that are always enlightening with her editorials! She is always teaching me some tidbits that I learn from with each newsletter. I am grateful to Reader Views also for honoring my 3 books in their Literary Awards, adding to my accolades for my award-winning series (12 x thus far), which has been so well received by the industry as well as the public. Reader Views should be part of every author’s marketing strategy! Thanks to Susan and Sheri for all your hard work and all those at Reader Views for bringing my characters of Zealy and Whubba into the spotlight! Keep up the great work!”
–Roe De Pinto
“I’d like to thank Reader Views for their dedicated support of indie authors. Their Literary Awards Program is a valuable marketing tool and I always appreciate having a prompt and independent review of a new release along with the chance to enter a respected contest. Looking forward to sending along my next book!”
“Readers Views was one of the sites included in a press release I bought from CreateSpace five years ago. I sent them my book and watched as they stood out from the rest of the blogs and websites when their review was published. They had a wide and diverse reach, so I was soon recommending every author I knew to send their books to Readers Views. Susan Violante helped me navigate the shoals in indie publishing with experience and patience. She has a variety of services that take the mystery out of self-publishing. Whether she is recommending a service to you, or including your book in her Readers Views Favorites, Readers Views will get both an author and their books noticed and build your brand. Both my son, author Michael Phillip Cash and I are fans of Readers Views.”
— Carole P. Roman
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