Wanna Be a Beta Reader?

September 15, 2014

We’re looking for beta readers.

  • Interested in reading new fiction?

  • Ever found flaws in a story, and wished you could point them out to the author?

  • Want to share your thoughts on how our novels can be improved, before they go to print?

Here's your chance. That's what beta readers do!

 

Here's how it works:

  1. You let us know which of our genres you would be interested in, and how we can reach you. 

  2. When we have a book which may interest you, we'll get in touch to let you know what our schedule is.

  3. If the schedule works for you, we'll send you an ebook (your choice of epub, mobi or PDF) and a question sheet. (We can also send a printed copy, but that costs us money so we'll want your solemn vow to read it and send us back your responses on time.)

  4. You read the book, give us your responses to our questions and any other feedback you'd like to share.

  5. You get our eternal gratitude and, if you like, a print copy of the book when we go to press.

 

What kind of questions will we ask?

​We're not looking for a grammar check, although we will certainly appreciate it if you point out punctuation and spelling errors, missing words, etc. What we really want to know is:

  • Did you finish the book?

Yes! I couldn't put it down.      

Yes, but it wasn't as engaging as I'd hoped because: 

No, because:

  • Were parts confusing or boring?

(Describe part) confused me because:

(Describe part) was boring because:

  • Were the characters engaging?

I enjoyed these characters (list):

I didn't find these characters very interesting (list) because:

  • Do you feel you would recommend this book to people you know?

Yes!

Yes, if you make these improvements:

No, I don't think so, because:

  • Any other suggestions?

 

Still interested? Contact us, and we'll be in touch.

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