The BetaBooks Blog

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

Want to start a new book club?

We recently announced a major evolution of the reader community on BetaBooks. The former Beta Reader Pool has now become "Pam's Beta Jam," our inaugural "Book Club." We now have the tools in place to host more than one book club on the site. This is an exciting opportunity for ...

Introducing BetaBooks Book Clubs

This month we officially transitioned the former "Beta Reader Pool" to its new home as "Pam's Beta Jam." This is an exciting change for me and Paul, as Pam has been running the pool for some time and has been doing a great job with it. We're glad to see ...

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. ...

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