This app has revolutionized beta reading for me. I’m spreading the word.— Jane Steen, author of The House of Closed Doors series
I'm a full-time author so I don't have time to deal with things like managing dozens of Word documents with my beta readers. BetaBooks simplifies the entire process and saves me an enormous amount of time so I can actually focus on my writing.— Mike Kraus, author of The Final Dawn series
I was able to get feedback from three different people on three different stories last night. I could never have that kind of turnaround with email or even Google Docs. Each reader being able to login and see things queued up for them with exactly what I need done makes it a better flow for them and for me.— Kelli Fitzpatrick, author of The Sunwalkers.
BetaBooks has made the beta reading process so much easier on me and my readers. Your web app is one of those solutions which get me excited: clean, concise, and meant for the user! Thank you for your vision.— Markus McDowell, author of To and Fro Upon the Earth
I can't tell you guys how much BetaBooks has slipped into my daily life. 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!— JR Creaden, author of Forward Remorse
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!— Bill Powell, author of Your Awesome Memory
The Beta Books review tools are fantastic for managing such a tidal wave of feedback. The ability to quickly categorize feedback as To Do/Consider/Ignore, and the resulting ability to see what was important for any specific chapter, has made the hard slog of editing so much easier.— Carleton Chinner, author of The Hills of Mare Imbrium
Here are some of the best articles to get you up to speed.
- Why, When, and How to Beta your Book? [via The Writing Cooperative]
- How to use Beta Readers to Launch your Book [via Kindlepreneur]
- How to Work with Beta Readers [via Writerful Books]
- Five Steps to Get Amazing Feedback from Beta Readers [via The Write Practice]
- How to Find and Work with Beta Readers to Improve Your Book [via Jane Friedman]
- The Five Best Ways to Find Beta Readers [via The BetaBooks Blog]
- What is BetaBooks, anyway? [via AuthorsPublish]
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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 grammatical 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?