I have recently completed beta version 2.0 of my debut novel: the Unexpected Adventures of Ammerella Twigg.
In the summer of 2017 the first beta version of the book was as ready as it could be. I wanted to get some distance from the story as well as some objective feedback before the next rewrite.
I printed 100 hard copies of the book, ready to deliver to shared book cases and leave them around in a book fairy fashion. There was a note included on the cover: PICK ME UP / READ ME / PASS ME ON.
I mentioned this on my personal Facebook page, to see if any of my friends might like to read it. Unbelievably, I received 100 requests within a matter of hours. I busily distributed the books with no expectations.
I also prepared some electronic versions of sample chapters from the book and delved into the wonderful world of #bookstagram. I contacted the people of Instagram who adore books and whose profiles looked fantastic to ask if they would mind possibly reading a few chapters if they had time. To my astonishment, these amazing humans from all over the world were not only happy to help but some thanked me for the opportunity.
My friends have dutifully shared beta version 1 and I continue to receive helpful feedback via email.
Importantly, I received some hugely useful information about characters, storyline and typos.
This is a tribute to those beta readers. Beta version 2.0 is a re-write that hopefully clarifies any confusions … and typos.
If you would be interested in being a beta reader for Beta Version 2.0, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get a copy to you as soon as possible.
Thanks, once more.