The BetaBooks Blog

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

New Feature: Questionnaires

Our goal at BetaBooks is to make it easy for authors to structure exactly the beta they want. One thing we've heard a lot of requests for is more customization around end of book reviews, and options to insert additional questionnaires into a book. Today I'm happy to announce our ...

New Feature: Drag and Drop Table of Contents

Good news for BetaBooks authors everywhere, this week I added one of the most-requested features of all time: a drag-and-drop table of contents editor. It's pretty self explanatory, here's a gif that shows you the whole thing: Most BetaBooks authors are importing their book once and doing editing in their ...
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The Secret to Writing Success that No One Wants to Hear

Stories of a first book pulled from the slush pile, a chance whisper at a party leading to a publishing deal, or a subway meet cute miracle resulting in best seller status emerge regularly. Those stories never go away. They just linger in the ether, digging into our minds. They ...

Inline Feedback is now in Beta

Since Paul and I launched BetaBooks, the most common feature request has been for Inline Feedback. And since we launched BetaBooks, the most consistent praise we've received is for not letting readers leave inline comments. It turns out that inline comments are a bit controversial :) This left us with ...

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 ...

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