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.
Stay tuned for information about an exciting new service from Reader Views Kids!
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“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!”
“Reliable branding. Over the past decade, Reader Views, unlike many so-called PR ‘services,’ has provided me with reliable support: from informative, comprehensive reviews, to impactful, creative press releases. All have helped me forge a consistent personal ‘brand’ as I relaunch my American Drama Series. I’m in it for the long haul!”
“In 2016 I published my first book “Dreaming Sophia: Because Dreaming is an Art” and while I have done a variety of things to market my book, by far the most pleasant and rewarding marketing experiences has been working with Reader Views. After contacting them about the possibility of working together, I was delighted by their immediate response and by the professionalism with which they treated my project. The reviewer penned a very thoughtful and insightful response to my book which was shared on the Reader Views website and promoted through their social networks. I believe working with Reader Views helped to make my story about a young artist who finds herself in Florence Italy and has to adapt to Italian life, language and culture, more visible to readers who might otherwise have been unaware of my book.
I also thoroughly enjoyed my experience being interviewed by Sheri Hoyte, an Editor at Reader Views for the Inside Scoop Radio Podcast. It was delightful to talk with her about my book and my passion for Italy. The experience of working with Reader Views from start to finish was professional and rewarding. I have used the review and the radio podcast, sharing them on my author websites, as well as social media. Thanks so much to the Reader View Team. I plan on using them again when my next book “Waking Isabella: Because beauty can’t sleep forever” is published later this year. Grazie!”
“Reader Views is top of my list whenever I have a new book coming out and I am considering ways to spread the word about it. The great range of services along with the friendly advice that I have received over the years has been invaluable. The wonderful team at Reader Views has really helped me achieve my writing ambitions!”
“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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