Our Sites and Services
Reader Views is an Austin, Texas, based company. We started 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. Readers have access to thousands of book reviews and interviews to learn more about their favorite authors or find a new one to follow. We also host a book giveaway contest with several books up for grabs each month.
At the end of 2006 we decided to create Reader Views Kids and in early 2007 we launched it. This came as a result of realizing that adults write the kids books, adults decide which kids books are to be published, and then adults end reviewing the books. Something was wrong with this picture! So, we gathered up a team of kids and here we are. We are now having kids review kid’s books. They are asked to give their honest opinion and we can assure you, they do. Our team of reviewers take reviewing books seriously.
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 geared for the North American reading audience. Each entry comes with a complimentary review as well as promotion on our blogs, social media sites and in our newsletter.
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.
This is a recorded telephone interview giving your potential reading audience an opportunity to find out more about your book. Authors will be provided with a dedicated author page promoting their book and interview. The podcast will be available on several podcasts as well as on iTunes.
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.
Recent News from the Blog
Let’s face it, being a reviewer does not mean liking all books. There is a big chance that a book will not live up to the expectation of a reviewer, and thus result in a negative review. Other books simply…
With the autumn season approaching, the deadline for our annual literary awards gets closer and closer. As the submissions roll in, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some awards wisdom with our authors! Each literary awards…
Through the years helping authors get their books reviewed we find that sometimes even though the reviewer liked the book, the author didn’t like the review! Of course, all reviews have gray areas. Sometimes, the story is amazing but lacks…
“Working with Reader Views was an amazingly professional experience. They offered great feedback on my novel—nice, long reviews about what they really liked about the book, not just a couple of lines. And communication with them was also spot-on. They answered any questions very quickly and with a real, personal touch. I would highly recommend their services!”
“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!”
“Working with Reader Views was a very pleasant surprise. My book received honest, positive feedback from the professional reviewer who knew the subject well. I was able to use excerpts from the “tear sheet” for posting on my website and social media sources. I immediately got feedback from contacts and many potential readers in addition to a renewed spike of interest in my humorous golf book from all corners of the U.S. I will use this resource again for my book’s sequel, Murder on the Green.”
–J. Peter (Pete) Hoyer
“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
6705 HWY 290 W.
Austin, Texas 78735