Open Call for Beta Readers

Discussion in 'Works in Progress' started by Paul Bellow, May 25, 2017.

  1. Windfall

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    Mind telling me what you changed?
     
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    In short, a lot of streamlining, clarity issues, details additions, and status update message updates. Saying it now, it seems like I'm asking for a bit much.
     
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    I'm happy to help -- but I'm super busy and it might take a while -- maybe nothing before this weekend? Let me know if that's okay with you.
     
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    That's fine! I really appreciate it. Maybe send it over Friday?
     
  5. Windfall

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    Sure! :)
     
  6. BrandenR

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    Hey all, I'm looking for new beta / alpha readers. I'm looking mostly for pacing, detail, description, scene and story issues.

    I haven't finished the book yet, about 1/3rd of the way into it, and havent edited yet. While I would appreciate feedback on that end, I tend to edit after I finish the first complete draft and don't want to lose the advice, or forget it.

    I would love some help and appreciate this so much!
     
  7. Laendrea

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    Hi BrandenR, are you are still looking for beta readers? I am currently available.
     
  8. Maikel Yarimizu

    Maikel Yarimizu Level 9 (Burgler) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I've got a couple of mostly-finished projects I wouldn't mind extra eyes on.

    1 - mythic fantasy pastiche, Polynesian theme

    2- monster-of-the-week style of horror comedy

    3- kinda-sorta zombies

    None of them LitRPG this time around, but...
     
  9. Laendrea

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    I've got eyes! Feel free to send over whichever one you want me to look at first.
     
  10. Maikel Yarimizu

    Maikel Yarimizu Level 9 (Burgler) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    What's the best way to send it?
     
  11. HunterLegacyUniverse

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    I will only send one way. I upload it to KDP, save the Mobi, then email it direct to someone's Kindle device or app. This requires they first add my sending email address into their Manage Your Kindle page on the Amazon site.

    This ensures some security of the book, and also ensures it is beta read as it will look when people buy it or download it from KU. So any formatting issue is also caught at that time.

    Note: You dont need to submit the book to KDP, to be able to download a Mobi copy of it. You just fill the minimum info in on the first page, upload the book and cover, save, and then download the Mobi file.
     
  12. Laendrea

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    Clever! I am happy to do it this way Maikel. :D
     
  13. HunterLegacyUniverse

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    The trick is: They have to have your sending email address listed on their device list tab, or else the email sending the book will be ignored. So send your email, and wait for them to say its added, before sending the book. Within about 5 minutes of you sending it, the book should be downloading on their Kindle.
     




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