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!
All authors need a second pair of eyes on their work and hiring an editor can be one of the most important parts of your book’s success. Finding a professional editor who shares your vision, maintains your voice, and will…
HIGH FLYING Kaylin McFarrenCreative Edge Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781091374799Reviewed by Carol Hoyer (04/19) and Paige Lovitt (05/19)Interview with Sheri Hoyte (06/19) Kaylin McFarren has received 48 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious Golden Heart Award nomination for Flaherty’s Crossing…
I have always loved books. Reading them, holding them, smelling them, stacking and rearranging them – anything and everything bookish. This is why Reader Views is a dream-come-true for me. I could never have imagined that I would one day…
“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’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 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!”
–Sherrill S. Cannon
“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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