I’m looking to put together a group of beta readers that will make up a “Launch Team.” I have in mind the goal of around a dozen, but I’m open to more.
A member of the Launch Team will be able to read my books for free before anyone else can, and in return offers feedback on how the read was for them. This reading will occur before the book is published, although when it is, the beta reader is encouraged to leave a review on their preferred online marketplace. The thoughts and opinions of the members will likely help mold not only the current but future books.
The ideal amount of time for a turnaround read of course depends on the length of the book, but generally the ideal beta reader is one who enjoys reading and does so regularly.
One thing about my writing is that I like to write in different genres. My first ebook was horror, but I also have interest in fantasy, soft science fiction, thrillers, and creative writing self-help. In fact, the project I’m working on right now is a creative writing self-help ebook about creating ideas and also includes 365 writing prompts to jumpstart creativity, one for each day of the year.
So because I have aspirations to write in several different genres, I will likely send out an initial announcement to the team which genre the next ebook is in, and that will allow each beta reader to indicate if they’re “in.”
That’s pretty much it! I’m also mulling over some added perks down the line for the members of the Launch Team. I can certainly see it being a neat collaborative effort. To indicate interest, head to the “contact me” tab in the top right.
Whether you are a member of the Launch Team, a reader of my books, or a visitor to my blog, I am grateful for you reading. Authors wouldn’t exist without readers, and it is certainly the case with me. Thank you.