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App Update: quit reading, clear notifications, news at a glance

Today we rolled out two small changes a lot of people have asked for, both of which are pretty self-explanatory. 1. You can now "quit reading" a book. Previously readers could "mark as read," to remove a book from their sidebar and "Books I'm Reading" list. However, some readers felt ...

New on BetaBooks: Add notes on your chapters

I've got a very quick update for you guys today. If you've ever wanted to leave notes on your own work, perhaps to create a to-do list for yourself, or maybe paste in a comment someone left in an email or Facebook or something like that, now you can! Here's ...

The Great Feedback Overhaul of 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying time with your families and don't notice this announcement for a few days, but I finished something last night and am really excited to share it with you guys today. For the last couple weeks I've been chipping away at a huge ...

Beta Wisdom: Noel Fudge

Continuing our series interviewing people who have seen a *lot* of betas, today we're pleased to share an interview with Noel Fudge. Noel is a seasoned world-traveler and beta coordinator extraordinaire, and we're so glad she chose to share her experience with us. Who are you and what do you ...

Beta Wisdom: Elise Edmonds

Paul and I recently realized that our position orchestrating BetaBooks gives us an interesting insight into how Betas work. While many authors have done betas on their own work, maybe even a lot of them, it's not as common to be involved in someone else's beta, and it's certainly not ...