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 15th 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!
We all know that many readers check the reviews before deciding on a book, so no wonder most authors rush out to get book review requests even before the launch of their new title. We also know, as it is…
Dirty ScienceBob GebeleinBookBaby (2019) ISBN 9780961461140 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (03/19) Bob Gebelein graduated from Harvard with a BA in Mathematics in 1956, and then went on to have a legendary career as a computer programmer and…
Like many fantasy lovers, I like dragons. That includes both the Western and Eastern mythological portrayals of them. All versions of the dragon have their charms and quirks, and today, I am going to discuss one that these fearsome beasts…
“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’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!”
“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!”
“It was great working with Reader Views, and they did a great job promoting the book. Interviews were done professionally, the reviews were expertly written, and everything was published in a timely manner. I’m looking to forward to working with Reader Views when my next book comes out next year.”
— Stanley Chao
“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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