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I just wanted to let you know that I contacted every one of the potential Beta readers who responded and have been really delighted by the response. My email software says that of 59 people, 37 have so far opened the email and 23 have so far downloaded the book. What's amazing to me is that I already have three really thorough responses, people who have really put time and effort into making truly useful comments that will help me make the book better. For the last fifteen months I have been working with a marketing company who were unable to do anything even half as useful and I really look forward to trying out your other services. --- Alexander Charalambides

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

AXP Beta Readers receive the occassional special genre-specific opportunities from authors. These assignments range from beta reading (90%) to special missions.

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!

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 or apathetic. 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.

FAQ

  • No regular newsletter. You'll be sent requests as they are needed and only to the genres you sign up for.
  • No obligation to finish. If you want to stop, just let the author know you'll be unable to finish and move on!
  • Because the beta readers are the most dedicated readers, you will sometime receive other bonus opportunities to work with authors or weigh in on topics!

If you think you’ve got what it takes, sign up below under your favorite genres to join the ELITE BETA READER CLUB!

Beta: Cozy Mysteries

Beta: Kids/Young Adult

Be an Audio Book Reviewer

Beta: Womens Lit

Beta: Sci-Fi

Beta: Historical Romance

Beta: Non-Fiction

Beta: Sweet Romance

Beta: Fantasy

Beta: Thriller/Crime

Beta: Paranormal Romance

Beta: Steamy Romance

Beta: Men's Lit

Beta: Horror

Beta: Romantic Suspense

Beta: Contemporary Romance

Weekly

The WEEKLY DEALS is a weekly digest email sent to readers signed up for the genre of your choice. This mailing uses a different sending engine than the Daily Deal itself, so some readers who miss the Daily Deal for whatever reason (spam filters, timing, vacations...) may get this mailing. (And if they get both, even better! we all know the data about how people often need to see things multiple times before they react...)

Double the coverage, double the reminders to grab your deal!

Mailing goes out EARLY on Wednesdays and covers that Wed until the next Wed. So if your deal is on a Tuesday only and you submit it the Monday before - that won't work for the weekly mailing. But if you submit on Monday for a Daily Deal on Tuesday, and your book is on sale Tues-Thurs, for example, then you're good - Daily Deal will go out on Tuesday and you'll be included in the Weekly Deals on Wed. showing the end of your sale on Thursday.

The Most Powerful Marketing

INTRODUCE YOU & YOUR SERIES TO READERS WITH AN EXCLUSIVE DEDICATED MAILING.

The most powerful weapon in the AXP arsenal - can generate hundreds of sales/downloads. Each mailing custom designed for you, featuring all your books/audio, short bio and any special promotions you'd like to include.

You'll also get a permanent spot like this in the AXP "Discover Series" library.

I personally do one of these with every new book launch --- usually with the first book in my series and the new book on sale. It crushes every time!

Spotlight Ad

I'll create an ad for you that will run at the top of the Book Fair page - the page people are sent to after they enter the giveaway.

Not only will you get more exposure, but you can keep the ad!

Push a free, 99c or full price book - whatever you need promoting. Doesn't have to be the same book in the giveaway!