About Reader Views
Reader Views is an Austin, Texas, based company. We started late December 2005 as a book review service. Shortly after the company's birth we expanded into offering a variety of services for authors.
Our team consists of management, staff, and volunteer reviewers living throughout the United States and Canada. Each member of the team is unique and they come from all walks of life with a variety of life experiences and interests. Our reviewers are private, independent reviewers, and in no way affiliated with Reader Views other than providing reviews. The reviewers are not paid to provide reviews. (We do pride ourselves that we are able to give our reviewers a stipend as a token of our appreciation for their dedication and longevity; no different than any other business that gives bonuses at the end of the year.) Learn more about our team.
Where we appear
Our book reviewsappear on amazon.com, on USA Today, Reuters, Fox News, Fox Business, and NBC. They also appearin newspapers such as Austin American Statesman in Austin, Texas, Chicago Sun-Times, Courier Times, Naperville Sun (suburbs of Chicago), The Beacon Times,Journal-News in Hamilton, Ohio, Lake Country News-Sun in Waukegan, IL, Palm Beach Post, Post-Tribune in Merrillville, IN, Southtown Star and The Herald News and on many online websites such as LiveStrong (Lance Armstrong Foundation) and blogs as well as city sites such as ClickOnDetroit and Click2Houston. TV stations such as WESH, WCVBTV/DT5, NEWS4Jax, WXII12, KETV, KITV, WISN, WMUR, and WJAC also use our reviews.
We review books and offer publicity for well known authors such as James Patterson and those that are unknown, self-published or published by a small press. Fox News named Reader Views as one of the top five blog sites for health related books.
What we do
Along with reviews of books, we provide services for authors such as book publicity services, editing, author interviews, literary book awards, as well as coaching to write book proposals. And, we will act as an agent for you and send your book proposal to a traditional publisher on our list. Check our Services for Authors.
Our company’s goal is to provide quality service with professionalism, efficiency, and personal attention.
We strive to be a good friend to authors, publishers, and publicists, thus our service standard will exceed their expectation. We stand committed to continuously develop ourselves today, tomorrow and for the years to come.
Charities we support
We financially sponsor a woman in Bosnia through Women for Women International.
As well, we donate reviewed or extra Advance Review Copies and books to Safe-Place Austin as and a different library in the area on a monthly basis. We also send a weekly box of ARCs and extra (or author donated) books requested on Books for Soldiers.
In August, 2006, Pantheon Design and Reader Views were selected to receive The American Association Of Webmasters "Gold" Award for this site. The award highlights the effort of both organizations in creating aclean design and layout with quality content and informative data for all site visitors. The American Association Of Webmasters Awards are primarily designed to supply formal recognition to webmasters and designers who have shown outstanding achievement in web design, content and style creativity.
Preditors & Editors awarded its"Truly Useful Site Award" in January 2007. This award is given to sites, designed for writers and publishers, that have proven not only useful or entertaining but also set a standard for other sites to aim for.
Based on the ease of navigation, content, graphic quality, page layout and design, Reader Views has been awarded the Book-Look "Top Spot" award for website excellence.
In reviewing sites for their prestigious Design Award, Market-Tek looks at content, graphics, the purpose of the page, and the experience of the page writer.
eNetwire News Wire Award is given to the website after searching the net for the hottest newest coolest web sites, and only the hottest newest and coolest web sites will win their award!
Reader Views is considered an "Expert Author" at ezinearticles.com. The placement of reviews and and author interviews on the website has encouraged various ezines to pick up the articles and publish them in their own websites or ezines.
The Domain-Me Award for Artistic Ability is given out by the judge staff for internet web sites that show true merit in the field of artistic design, vision, and user appeal.
The eBook-It.com Best Site Awardhonors those web designers who create truly extraordinary web sites. Only sites that meet their high standards will receive their award.