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Annual Reader Views Literary Awards Invites 2008 Submissions (June 12th, 2008)

Awards give self-published authors and authors published by independent or small presses a valuable opportunity to be recognized for their creative talents.

Austin, TX--Many books printed by prominent publishing companies receive deserving attention, however, thousands self-published books or books printed by independent and small presses go unnoticed, but are equally deserving of such acclaim. The Reader Views Annual Literary Awards were founded to honor such authors, who have fulfilled their aspirations to write.

“The Reader Views Annual Literary Awards are important because they grant credibility to books that my not otherwise gain mainstream recognition and open doors for the authors as they further their careers,” Reader Views Managing Editor Irene Watson said. Reader Views is a budding book review and publicity service website that has reviewed nearly 5,000 titles since its inception in 2005.

Along with the specialized awards, which include cash prizes or value packages from sponsors, general awards will be given in genre categories for both fiction and nonfiction works.

Reader Views reviewers will complete the initial judging and winners will be selected by a jury of judges. Each reviewer and judge is an expert in his or her field and an avid reader. Criteria for judging are content/originality, presentation/design, innovation, social relevance and production quality.

Reader Views offers honest book reviews and affordable publicity services for authors. The Reader Views website has won eight awards, for its outstanding layout, content, usefulness and user-friendly ease. For further information about the Reader Views Annual Literary Awards 2008, including guideline and registration deadlines, please visit For more information about Reader Views, please visit

Irene Watson
Reader Views