The BetaBooks Blog

Thoughts on writing, reading, publishing, and (occasionally) software.

New Features for Authors on BetaBooks

I've added a few new features for authors this month. Here's the scoop: First, a really small thing that should help save everyone some work, the email addresses in your invitations lists are now clickable, so you don’t have to copy/paste a reader’s email address to start sending them an ...

Wishes for a smaller internet

I stumbled across this article on the Verge this morning and thought it was important for us as writers to take note: The Verge partnered with Reticle Research to conduct a representative survey of Americans’ attitudes towards tech’s biggest power players, 15.4 percent of Facebook users said they “greatly” or ...
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Understanding Sensitivity Readers

The New York Times ran an article today that discussed the increasingly important role of sensitivity readers in the writing process. This quote mostly sums up the article: Many [writers] are turning to sensitivity readers, who provide feedback on issues like race, religion, gender, sexuality, chronic illness and physical disabilities. ...

We have a podcast!

Paul and I have been cooking on this one for a little while, and it's now officially live. We're pleased to present our new podcast: How Authors Work . We've got the first two episodes online now, four more already recorded, and a half-dozen more interviews scheduled. The theme is ...