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How I Beta my own work

Today I had the opportunity to guest post an article on the Write Practice , titled " 5 Steps to Get Amazing Feedback from Beta Readers ." In the post I walk through my own process, from pre-work to feedback collection and editing passes. There's definitely more than one good ...

Top Tips for Beta Readers

We're really happy to welcome a bunch of new beta readers to the site in the last few weeks. With a big group of new people come lots of new questions, and some common themes. To help everyone get the most out of the site, Paul and I wanted to ...

New Feature: custom invitation messages

Have you ever wanted to add a personal message to a BetaBooks invitation? Well, now you can :) Just click the checkbox next to the invitation search field, and you'll see a new box you can type a personal message in to. Whatever you put in there will get added ...

Why did we pick two books for February's BRP?

At BetaBooks we've been running a little event called the Beta Reader Pool for the last five months. Essentially, we invite authors to submit books for consideration, and we pick whichever book we feel is the strongest to send out to a group of interested readers. Normally everything on BetaBooks ...

Side-by-side and Review All now available for readers

I'm happy to announce two new improvements for readers on the site this week, side-by-side feedback and a new option to review all your feedback for a book at once. Side-by-side Feedback When you're finished reading a chapter, sometimes you want to scroll back and pull some quotes into your ...