On the AskALLi Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis look at the topic of using beta readers in your self-editing process. A beta reader is a trusted book lover whose opinion helps you to do a final self-edit on your book before sending it to the editor. But how do you choose the […]
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Have you ever used beta readers? Ever thought about being one? Read what Jo Ullah has to say about her experience of beta reading and why she thinks it’s made her a better writer.
Here’s our show summary for the Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon with Jay Artale & Michael La Ronn. Read the full transcript, watch the video, or listen to the podcast. This month our indie broadcasters discussed book editing and an author’s role in the editing process.
Don’t miss out on the valuable contribution that free beta readers can make to your books – read Richard Bradburn’s insightful post in to who they are and how they can help you.
There are many forms of partnership that help indie authors succeed, and here Clare Flynn describes how helpful critique groups can be.
Want to make your work the best it can be without costing the earth? The answer’s beta reading – both reading other’s manuscripts and having them read your own. Award-winning novelist Lucienne Boyce shows you how and why.
Following a lively conversation on our members-only Facebook page about whether and how to share your writing with your partner before publication, Canadian novelist Francis Guenette, who has a degree in Counselling Psychology, shares her own experience, from which she’s learned the best way to harness her husband’s feedback. To Share or not to Share? […]
Drawing on his own experience, US author Michael La Ronn, writing in Des Moines, Iowa, explains how to use Goodreads to find beta readers to help you fine-tune your self-published books. Every author needs a beta reader, but it’s surprising how few authors use them. When I learned about beta reader groups on Goodreads, I […]
Joanne Phillips, author of two novels and nearing the completion of her third, explains how to recruit and use beta readers to fine-tune your work before it’s published – an invaluable service that won’t cost you a penny. Put simply, beta readers are people who volunteer to read your work prior to publication and give […]