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What Kind of Feedback Are You Getting?

In my previous post we discussed how to select your beta readers or critique partners. We talked about the qualifications a reader might need to be able to give you useful feedback on your manuscript. Today I’d like to take it a step further ...
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Who Should Read Your Unpublished Work?

Today's guest post is by Rachelle Gardner Rachelle is a literary agent with Books & Such literary agency, and has worked as a senior editor at NavPress, as the director of marketing and rights at General Publishing Group, and as special programming director at Fox Broadcasting Company. Having ghostwritten eight ...

Feedback Now Autosaves as you Type

A few weeks back we asked everyone what features they'd most like to see added to BetaBooks, and by far the number one request was for feedback to autosave as you type. We also got a lot of requests for a "save as draft" option, and it turns out these ...
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What does it mean to be Beta Ready?

One big thing we emphasize at BetaBooks is not starting a beta until your book is Beta Ready. But what does that mean? On the Beta Reader Pool Submission Page , we list two key criteria: Clean, well-formatted, complete manuscripts. You should have proofread your manuscript at least once, so ...