Eight iUniverse Titles Receive Finalist Honors in Reader Views Awards

The First Annual Reader Views Literary Awards recently honored eight iUniverse titles.

New York, NY, March 16, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Eight iUniverse titles recently received finalist honors in the First Annual Reader Views Literary Awards. This awards program was established to honor writers who are self-published or have published their books with a university press, independent book publisher or small press that targets readers in North America. Work published by major book publishers, their subsidiaries, or imprints are ineligible. All entries must be intended for an adult/young adult reading audience.

First, second and third place awards are issued in each category of the Reader Views competition. First place winners receive $150 and an internationally distributed press release, second place receives $100 and third place receives $50; each receives a certificate. Fourth and fifth place titles receive an Honorable Mention certificate.

The iUniverse titles honored as finalists in the 2006 Reader Views Book Awards include:

General Fiction:
▪ Second Place—Anne Booney: My Pirate Story by Jeffery S. Williams
▪ Honorable Mention—A Man of His Village by Tanyo Ravicz

▪ Honorable Mention: Body Count by Darrell James
▪ Honorable Mention: Crown's Law by Wolf Wootan

▪ First Place: A Speck in God's Eye by Lola Schroeder and William J. Bellom
▪ Third Place: Angels at the Crossroads by Ann H. Gabhart

▪ First Place: Can I Exercise Sitting Down? by Renee Wiggins
▪ Honorable Mention: Forever Sentimental Vol. III by Kenyatta

To learn more about the Readers Views Literary Awards, visit www.readerviews.com. For more information about the publishing, editorial and marketing services offered by iUniverse, please visit www.iuniverse.com.

About iUniverse

iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market, and sell fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the United States, publishing more than 5,000 new titles each year. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Holt and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse works with industry-leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild, the Harlem Writers Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) to bring innovative programs to their members. Barnes & Noble, Inc. is one of the company's major partners. iUniverse has offices in New York City, Shanghai and Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit www.iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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