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Why did we pick two books for February's BRP?

At BetaBooks we've been running a little event called the Beta Reader Pool for the last five months. Essentially, we invite authors to submit books for consideration, and we pick whichever book we feel is the strongest to send out to a group of interested readers. Normally everything on BetaBooks ...

Side-by-side and Review All now available for readers

I'm happy to announce two new improvements for readers on the site this week, side-by-side feedback and a new option to review all your feedback for a book at once. Side-by-side Feedback When you're finished reading a chapter, sometimes you want to scroll back and pull some quotes into your ...

App Update: quit reading, clear notifications, news at a glance

Today we rolled out two small changes a lot of people have asked for, both of which are pretty self-explanatory. 1. You can now "quit reading" a book. Previously readers could "mark as read," to remove a book from their sidebar and "Books I'm Reading" list. However, some readers felt ...

New on BetaBooks: Add notes on your chapters

I've got a very quick update for you guys today. If you've ever wanted to leave notes on your own work, perhaps to create a to-do list for yourself, or maybe paste in a comment someone left in an email or Facebook or something like that, now you can! Here's ...

The Great Feedback Overhaul of 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying time with your families and don't notice this announcement for a few days, but I finished something last night and am really excited to share it with you guys today. For the last couple weeks I've been chipping away at a huge ...