STANDARD REVIEW SERVICE
This is a complimentary service for review consideration.
We welcome submissions of printed books, eBooks, bound galleys, and ARCs for potential review.
Please note: Submitting your work does not guarantee a review.
If you require a guaranteed review within a certain timeframe, please explore our Publicity Campaigns.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
We receive hundreds of books for review each month and we need to keep our system in place. These guidelines are to help us provide a service for you in an efficient manner. Please help us by following the guidelines.
NOTE: We cannot guarantee a favorable review, however, we can guarantee a review where the reviewer gives his or her own honest and fair assessment of your work. Please do not ask us not to post a review if you don’t like it; we believe in freedom of speech and it would be unethical of us to tell the reviewers their opinion isn’t accepted. If you do not want an honest review, we may not be the right fit for you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU SUBMIT FOR A REVIEW?
Once your book is received by us (either via the mail or electronic submission), your title will be posted on our Pending review page. This list is available on our website and to our reviewers. NOTE: This page is updated one to two times monthly so it may not appear immediately.
If a book is chosen for review it will be moved to the Coming Soon page. If it disappears from the pending page and isn’t on the coming soon page, this will indicate that your book was not chosen for a review.
Kids reviews are listed here.
If a book is not selected within six months it will be removed from the list. Electronic copies will be destroyed. Physical copies will be donated to a local library or charity.
WHAT COMES WITH A STANDARD REVIEW?
With the standard review service you will receive a tear sheet of your review provided in PDF format. You can use the review in whole or excerpts with credit given to the reviewer and/or Reader Views or Reader Views Kids.
All reviews will be posted on our website for at least 5 years.
OTHER "STUFF" YOU NEED TO KNOW
Do not contact our reviewers regarding referrals to publishers/agents or any other publishing or reviewing concerns. Doing so may void your review. If you have any questions please contact Reader Views.
All publications sent for review become the property of the reviewer. Your publication will not be returned. In most cases the reviewers keep the publication, especially if it is autographed or dedicated to them, or donate it to a library or nonprofit organization.
Do not contact us asking if we received your book. We highly recommend that you receive a tracking number from the service you use to send the book to us for review. This way you will know if and when your book is received. You may also check the pending list to see if your book was accepted.
If your book is not selected after six months it will be donated to a local library or charity. To prevent this, we highly recommend considering a Publicity Campaign or our Literary Awards Program.
HOW TO SUBMIT FOR A REVIEW
Submit your book for our Standard Review Service via one of the options below. Be sure to include your contact information, including an email address. If you send us your publication and do not include your contact information (including an email address,) it will automatically go into our “donation” pile.
FOR PRINT COPIES
Reader Views (or Reader Views Kids)
11900 Jollyville Rd. #201673
Austin, TX 78759
FOR ELECTRONIC COPIES
If you’d like to submit a PDF copy of your book for review consideration please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
NOTE: As a complimentary service we are only able to accept a certain number of electronic books monthly. If you are unable to access the form please check back at a later date.