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Changes coming for April's Beta Reader Pool

The next cutoff for Beta Reader Pool submissions is coming up in one week, on March 26, and I wanted to share some news with you guys ahead of the cutoff. The reader pool has grown a lot over the last few months, and is now close to 200 readers. ...

Do you provide Beta Readers?

Now and then people come to us thinking we're a Beta Reader Service, and hoping we'll be able to give them a bunch of readers. Here's why I think they ask, and why our answer is no.

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 ...