Be a Beta Reader

The authors of AXP are always looking for people to Beta-read their works-in-progress. Could that person be you?

What is a Beta Reader?

A great Beta Reader offers detailed feedback on plot, characters, clarity and pacing - delivered in a timely manner. In short, authors want feedback on a book about to be published before publication. Beta readers are an important part of the publishing process and can make books better!

Beta-Reading isn’t for everyone. Constructive criticism, suggestions and input isn’t always easy to share. Telling an author “Eh, it just didn’t work for me” doesn’t cut it.

How to be the Perfect Beta Reader
  1. Be a reader. Love books!
  2. Choose books in genres you like. Authors want to hear from target readers.
  3. Don’t be mean. Authors want constructive criticism, not abuse!
  4. The best candidates understand what makes a good book – such as plot and character development, voice, pacing and structure.
  5. Don’t get hung up on typos – these manuscripts often haven’t gone through a professional editor yet.
 

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