The BetaBooks Blog

News about BetaBooks, with thoughts on writing, reading, and publishing sprinkled in.

How to build your audience by asking people to read

Today’s post was inspired by our decision to make Invitation Links, previous a BetaBooks Pro feature, available to everyone on the site. If you’d like to know more about that you can read the announcement here . We get a lot of questions from new authors about how to invite ...

Invitation Links are now available on all plans

Paul and I recently decided to make a change on BetaBooks that we wanted you all to know about. As of last Friday, Invitation Links are now included on every BetaBooks Plan, including the Free Trial. What's an Invitation Link? The Invitation Link feature lets you post a BetaBooks’ link ...

FAQs for new authors from Tumblr

We've continued to see a lot of people visit from Tumblr, which is awesome! There's been a couple common questions I wanted to try and answer for the wave of new authors who have recently arrived. First, BetaBooks isn't a social network, it's web-based software like Google Docs, except specifically ...

BetaBooks Turns One!

Paul and I launched BetaBooks officially on September 1, 2018. Wow, what a year it's been! Since we went live a year ago we've introduced a few major new features, including bulk invitations, image uploading, questionnaires, a drag and drop table of contents editor, book clubs, reader roles, collaborators, automatic ...

Special welcome to everyone who found us via Tumblr :)

One of our BetaBooks authors wrote a very positive review on her Tumblr today , and more than a hundred new authors signed up. That's kind of a big day for us, so I jumped on YouTube to record a special "welcome!" to all the new folks. So glad you ...

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