Authors who are serious about their success want to make sure their book reads well—before it’s published—to help build credibility as a valued writer. That’s why Beta readers are so important.
There are many forums where others will read someone’s book for free to offer feedback (you will see a lot of older topics on this discussion); however, more authors are realizing that this isn’t really an effective process for deeper evaluation—and have turned to hiring a professional.
In the past year, we have seen a growing trend—and need—for professional readers who represent the author’s audience and who will provide a thorough evaluation of their book.
FYI: As a paid beta reader, I read about 4-5 books per month and typically earn an extra $150-250+ per week, part-time.
Do you have what it takes to be a professional Beta Reader?
A beta reader, sometimes called a beta, is someone who will read a book before it’s published to provide honest, objective feedback.
The word beta roughly translates to the “unfinished phase” of a product or software. Beta readers “test”, or read the book from a typical reader’s point of view.
There are many forums where authors will offer their unpublished copies for free feedback, but this isn’t really an effective critique process because most people will only provide vague or general responses.
Authors who want to be taken seriously know that paying for a beta read is a sound investment, ensuring that the reader stays focused and objective by taking the time to carefully outline specific components of a book.
Professional beta reads are primarily for these genres:
You Love To Read.
You devour through books, magazines, newspapers…even doctors office pamphlets.
Reading is your favorite hobby.
You Are Grammar Savvy.
You can spot typos and inconsistencies a mile away.
You Love Organization.
Both in life and in what you read.
You Can Be Easily Bored.
And you read to escape that daily monotony.
You Are a Fan of a Specific Genre (or Genres).
And you know you could represent other potential readers very well.
If you research the web, you will find that rates will vary anywhere from .001/word to $1.00/page. New betas will typically charge .001 per word, then may choose to raise their rates after building up their experience and credibility.
In my fun, easy to read report, I will show you…
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Hi and welcome! I’m Angela, and I’m a mom, author coach, and book designer.
Since 1999, my passion has been helping indie authors design and polish their books + increase profitability through branding.
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