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…
“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!”
“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!”
“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
“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!”
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