Editorial

Social Media’s Influence on Reading Habits: Pros and Cons
Social Media’s Influence on Reading Habits: Pros and Cons 650 400 Reader Views
Last week, we explored the world of mindful reading. Today, we shift gears to examine an unavoidable aspect of modern life—social media. In my work at Reader Views, I’ve observed firsthand how these platforms can both boost and challenge our reading habits. So, how exactly does social media impact the books we pick up—or don’t pick up? read more
Mindful Reading
Mindful Reading: Immersing Yourself Fully in the World of Books
Mindful Reading: Immersing Yourself Fully in the World of Books 650 400 Reader Views
Today we’re diving into a topic close to the hearts of all book lovers—how to truly get the most out of your reading experience. Reading isn’t just about flipping through pages and reaching ‘The End.’ It’s an opportunity for deeper understanding, emotional connection, and yes, even personal growth. read more
Nurturing an Author’s Legacy Through Perseverance: A Journey of Love and Resilience
Nurturing an Author’s Legacy Through Perseverance: A Journey of Love and Resilience 1024 576 Reader Views
Tine Gregory embarks on a tender journey to honor her late son, Bastian Gregory, by promoting his book, “Aboard the Timeline.” In this article, she intertwines the challenges of book promotion with her personal journey of remembrance and healing. read more
Five Ways to Change Your Attitude for a More Successful Writing Career
Five Ways to Change Your Attitude for a More Successful Writing Career 1024 576 Reader Views
Today, Carolyn Howard-Johnson explores the transformative power of words, offering insights on pivoting from negative connotations and harnessing vocabulary for personal growth. Join us as she reveals how to craft narratives that resonate and uplift. read more
Defeating Reading Slumps
Defeating Reading Slumps: A Novel Approach
Defeating Reading Slumps: A Novel Approach 1024 576 Reader Views
Ever found yourself in a reading slump? You’re not alone. It’s that bizarre phase when the act of reading feels more like a chore than a joy. A reading slump isn’t just a lack of interest in reading. It can be a mix of mental fatigue, external stresses, and even an overexposure to repetitive storylines. It’s the reader’s equivalent of writer’s block! read more
Meet Matthew J. Holmes: Transforming Author Marketing with Innovative Facebook Strategies
Meet Matthew J. Holmes: Transforming Author Marketing with Innovative Facebook Strategies 1024 576 Reader Views
For those of you who have been keeping up with the news about our Literary Awards program, you know we are thrilled to have several new sponsors on board this year and over the next few months, we’ll be introducing these remarkable contributors! read more
Book Awards and Reviews: How to Promote a Self Published Book Through Accolades
Book Awards and Reviews: How to Promote a Self Published Book Through Accolades 1024 576 Reader Views
Today, Hannah Jacobson, Founder of Book Award Pro, sheds light on the immense power of book awards and reviews in supporting self-published authors. Sharing valuable insights from her unique vantage point in the industry, she illustrates how these accolades are pivotal in authenticating the quality of an author’s work, turbo-charging marketing efforts, and unearthing thrilling professional opportunities. read more
Author Street Teams: Building a Bookish Community
Author Street Teams: Building a Bookish Community 1024 576 Reader Views
Street teams. Don’t you just love that term? Picture it – people hitting the streets to deliver the news about your book! Learn how to find, connect, and nurture these teams to promote your work and deepen your connection with your audience. read more
A Handy Tool for Creating Believable Characters
A Handy Tool for Creating Believable Characters 714 403 Reader Views
Author Susan Golden shares insight on a powerful tool for character development, providing practical guidance on creating consistent and dynamic characters whose actions surprise and captivate readers. Explore invaluable resources, uncover expert insights, and learn how to infuse your narrative with authenticity and depth. read more
Nurturing Your Well-Being on the Writing Journey
Nurturing Your Well-Being on the Writing Journey 1024 576 Reader Views
Writing can be a fulfilling and rewarding journey – why else would we do it? But it also comes with its fair share of challenges – especially on your mental health and well-being. Let’s look at a few practical ways to nurture yourself on this journey. read more