So you are interested in getting a Beta Reader…
You’ve come to the right place!
Up until now, I’ve kept these services separate from my blog as it’s more stylized and personal. However, I’m excited to combine the two and provide my reviews and Beta Reading services in one place!
For those new to my blog– I’m an avid reader and I have been since I was a young child. I own almost 3,000 books in my physical library and more ebooks than I can count. I have received ARCs to review, worked with several beta reading services over the years (paid and unpaid) and I was also a submissions reader for a literary magazine.
With my Beta Reading service, you can expect an in-depth, developmental analysis of your novel. Initially, I will answer the basic questions about your novel; readability, relatability, tone, pacing, plot, speed and character development. Did it keep me on the edge of my seat? Did the romance sizzle and jump off the page? Was the ‘mystery’ predictable or did it fall flat?
Apart from any specific questions or worries you might want answered; I also create an excel (or ‘google sheets’) document for each piece. I include comments, thoughts, and questions of my own as I read (as well as the corresponding chapter and page number). This extensive feedback is completely optional (as I’m an overachiever) and so if you would just like the summary of my thoughts, and the answers to the initial questions, let me know!
Regarding Reviews: After reading, I may also want to write an review of your novel! It’s a great love of mine! If I choose to write a review, I’ll include it in your feedback and you can make the decision to have me publish it or not. If you agree, it will be on my blog as well as Amazon (and Goodreads, if you would like).
As I keep all of my reviews honest, writing a review is completely optional for me and should not be looked at as a mandatory part of my Beta Reading services.
So that I can give you fantastic feedback and offer you the best advice I have tailored my services to genres I love: Romance, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Paranormal or Fantasy Romance, Thriller, Fantasy/Science Fiction, YA, etc.
Genres that are not a good fit: Nonfiction, Biographies (Auto), Children’s Books/Fiction, Horror, Historical Fiction, Hard Science Fiction.
$1.10 USD per 1,000 words, rounded to the nearest thousand (A 100,000 word book would be $110. 100 x 1.10 = $110)
Minimum fee is $30:
If your book is a novella (or a piece less than 30k words or less) it will be $30.
- Fill out the form to the best of your ability so that I can discover more about you and your novel! I will ask you for a 5-8 page sample of your work as well as any questions you have about your work.
- Once your submission has been received, I will send you an email letting you know.
- Once I’ve accepted your piece, I will send you a follow up email along with the invoice for my services! Feel free to reach out to me during this time with any questions or an update.
- Lastly, your feedback will be returned to you before the deadline (any exceptions will be communicated to you).
*Not included: Corrections– punctuation, grammar, editing