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