Reader Views Announces Winners of the 2019-2020 Literary Awards

Winners in the annual Reader Views Literary Awards have been announced for the best books published in 2019 in their category. The awards were established to honor self-published or independently published authors with a North American reading audience.
2019/2020 Reader Views Literary Awards
2019/2020 Reader Views Literary Awards
AUSTIN, Texas - March 23, 2020 - PRLog -- Each year Reader Views, a book review and author publicity service site, hosts its annual literary awards to honor self-published or independently published authors. The awards are open to all independent authors, regardless of residency, provided the book is published in the English language and targeted toward the North American reading audience. Prizes are awarded in various categories and include children's fiction and non-fiction by age groups; numerous adult fiction genres such as fantasy, LGBTQIA, historical fiction,  romance, and science fiction. Non-fiction categories include biography, business, health, poetry, spirituality, travel and writing/publishing. Regional categories and Global categories are also honored, along with several sponsored awards, with prizes ranging from cash awards to special author services.

The judges consist of the Reader Views staff of reviewers. Reviewers are avid readers and experts in their fields, and they are representative of an author's target reading audience. Judging criteria is content/originality, presentation/design, innovation, social relevance, production quality, enjoyment/impact, plot/story line, and resourcefulness. All authors who enter the contest have their books read and scored, and the books are guaranteed a review placed on the Reader Views website, and social media promotion. Three finalists (sometimes more when there are tie scores) are selected in each category in February before final determinations are made as to the winners each Spring.

Susan Violante, managing editor of Reader Views, states of the 2019/2010 awards: "Each year, hundreds of thousands of books are published, and each year, more authors enter our literary awards contest. Reader Views is pleased to offer the opportunity for much-needed and much-deserved publicity for quality books in a wide range of genres and categories. We are honored at Reader Views that so many authors have come to appreciate our commitment and expertise, and this contest allows us to return that favor."

About Reader Views

Reader Views is dedicated to helping Indie authors spread the word about their books by providing affordable, personalized services, creating the right platform for each independent author, book by book. For more information about Reader Views and its services, or to read its book reviews and find your next great read, visit

For a complete list of the 2019/2020 Literary Awards Winners, and for more information about how to enter the upcoming 2020-2021 Literary Awards, visit


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