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BETA READING SERVICE

Beta Reading Service

Sometimes it takes an expert to examine all aspects of how a novel presents itself which is why we think the beta reading service is essential for authors.

The service provides the author with an unbiased critique of their work so that they can improve or adjust the content to meet or exceed industry standards.

Beta readers can help an author improve their content so that when published, a novel is competitive within its marketplace and also of the highest quality to match the readers expectations.

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Why a beta read is important:

Sometimes you need an expert to give greater clarification in order to move onwards and upwards. At Bookself we think the beta reading service is essential to allow authors to examine all aspects of their work.

The service provides the author with an unbiased critique of their work so that they can improve or adjust the content. In addition it allows authors to use the critique to meet or exceed industry standards therefore elevating the standards of their work. This is turn assures quality which in turn increases sales.

Beta readers can help an author improve their content so that when published, a novel is competitive within its marketplace and also of the highest quality to match the readers expectations.
Telling a story is a difficult job, especially these days when competition is high and expectations even more so. Friends and might not want to disappoint the author and may offer gentle criticism rather than constructive criticism.

Beta readers look at every aspect of a novel from settings and dialogue to plot and originality. A beta read report will point out the positives and the negatives of each of the aspects listed below. Then, armed with this information authors can improve or rework aspects that might appear ambiguous, lacking pace, structure or direction.

Beta reading starts at £20 per 10,000 words. Turnaround for the average 70K word novel is usually within a one to two-week time period. The service includes a thorough report and detailed analysis of your manuscript with helpful pointers aimed towards improvement. All genres are considered including non-fiction but with the exception of scientific manuscripts.

What's included in the report?

The Beta Read Report will be around 3000-4000 words or 6-8 pages and will include a summary and critique of the following:

  • Overview
  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Dialogue
  • Settings
  • Writing style & quality
  • Pace
  • Technical presentation
  • Genre
  • Originality
  • First impressions
  • Plausibility
  • Also includes a critique of: introduction, foreword, preface, prologue, epilogue, author’s note, blurb and any marketing taglines, short descriptions etc.
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BookSelf is a self-publishing website with a difference in that it is run by people that have experienced and embraced the self-publishing journey themselves.

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