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!
BetaBooks was designed for authors, by authors.
- Share manuscripts privately, keeping total control over who can see your work.
- Invite anyone you want, just enter their email address.
- Track your readers' progress through the book, so you exactly who has read what.
- You decide whether readers can see each others feedback.
- Search and filter all your feeback on one screen, so you can see the big picture on your book.
Want to see it for yourself? Our walkthrough video takes you from start to finish in less than five minutes.
I particularly wanted to point out how fantastic the Beta Books review tools are for managing such a tidal wave of feedback.The ability to quickly categorise feedback as To Do/Consider/Ignore and the resulting ability to see what was important for any specific chapter, have made the hard slog of editing so much easier.
BetaBooks is also great for your readers. Books format perfectly on tablets and phones, so your readers can enjoy your book from the comfort of their couch. It's as easy as iBooks or Kindle.
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!
BetaBooks is currently private, but we’re 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
April 16, 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?