BetaBooks is a new web application that makes the Beta Reading process easier and more productive than ever before. A few of the key benefits:
- A secure, private way to share your work
- Invite anyone via email, you decide who can read
- Track your readers' progress through the book
- You decide whether your readers can see each others feedback
- All your feedback is organized and searchable
- Read from comfort of the couch on tablets and phones
- Leave comments at the end of each chapter
- The app tracks where you left off
- Leave a final review at the end of the book
- As easy as iBooks or Kindle
We just started in July, 2016, but we already have more than 800 writers and readers using the app every day. Here's what a few of them have to say about the site:
BetaBooks has been splendid so far, I've already gotten way more feedback than I expected and I love how it is all being tracked separately per reader, rather than in one enormous Google Doc or something. Well done!
I can't tell you guys how much BetaBooks has slipped into my daily life. THANK YOU for all the great work you've put into this! I've never felt more "on top of" sorting through all this feedback, able to see the patterns I sensed present in feedback. I think y'all have changed my writing life for good!
We've worked hard to make the site as easy to use as possible, while still powerful and customizable. For a general overview of how it works, check out our walkthrough video:
We’re currently accepting applications to join our Early Access Program. BetaBooks is free to use during Early Access, all we ask is that you give us feedback on how it’s working and help us make the software better. If you’d like to try it out, please apply using the form below.
Andrew and Paul
February 1, 2017
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P.S. (Paul) It's really terrifying to write intro text on a website for authors.
P.P.S (Andrew) Only because you splice your commas. Don't worry, I fixed them.
P.P.P.S. (Paul) Really? There will definitely be typos and gramatical errors on this site, and you know we're going to hear about them.
P.P.P.P.S. (Andrew) No big deal, we'll just write nice apology emails, people will understand.
P.P.P.P.P.S. (Paul) Dude, we'll still have to *write* to *writers*, how are you not getting this?