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.
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!
I’ve talked about this before, and with our 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards in full swing, I thought it might be fitting to review the guidelines we follow when scoring titles. So what do judges look for when…
Laila and the Sands of TimeShirin ShamsiSpork (2019)ISBN 9781946101778Bok Review by Eve Panzer the Barefoot Librarian for Reader Views Kids (8/19) Interview by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views Kids (9/19) Shirin Shamsi was born and raised in the UK, and…
One of the first things many authors think of when their book is released is marketing and publicity. Participating in literary events should be a big part of that plan. For many, participating as panelists or vendors is exciting, to…
“I’ve enjoyed working with Reader Views with my books. They have helped reach new readers by promoting awards and giveaways. I would recommend Reader Views for anyone that writes or reads books.”
–Donna M. Zadunajsky
“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 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 thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Reader Views. My book was awarded Reviewers Choice Award 2019 which was such an honor and helped immensely with my marketing plan as I shared it on my website and social media. I had my first ever interview with the lovely Sheri Hoyte on Inside Scoop Live which was amazingly professional and friendly at the same time, putting my nerves at ease. I highly recommend using both Reader Views and Book by Book Publicity to promote your book. I look forward to working with them again when my next book is ready. Thank you for everything!”
— Michelle Peach
Author of Gazelle in the Shadows
“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
“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!”
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