7 Tips on Finding Beta Readers

7 Tips on Finding Your Beta ReadersI get a lot of questions about how I found my beta readers.

So, I thought I’d share that with you all.

How I Found My Beta Readers

1. First off, make a list of potential people.

2. When people (readers) tell me they are interested in reading my book (I write them on the list.)

3. Then I put up a beta reader application on my blog. You get really awesome warrior beta readers this way, because they are actually applying. Check out my beta reader application for The Mason of Hearts here. I found this step so helpful. (Once you have all the applications in, write all the applicant names on your list.)

4. Go through your list again. Decide who is going to make the cut. I think it’s important to keep your beta reader number down. Keep it smaller.

5. Send the applicants that made the cut an email.

6. Keep them in the know! Send them email updates.

7. Make sure they are dedicated. Otherwise, they might not be the right readers for your book.

If you liked this post, check out my post on getting your Novel Beta Reader Ready (Plus there is a FREE Beta Reader Questionnaire for you there.)

My Beta Readers Are Awesome! Love them!

Some of them have been updating me, with pictures! How awesome. Here are some. I hope you all find some amazing beta readers too!

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Have you ever had beta readers? If so, how’d you go about finding them?

7 Secrets To Getting Your Novel Beta Reader Ready

Wow… that was a mouth full. Try saying that 7 times fast… Beta Reader Ready… Beta Reader Ready… Beta Reader Readdddeerryyyy…. Okay, that’s enough!

IMG_1500After going through intense editing and sending my book to my lovely critique partner, I dove into another few edits.

But what do you do once you’ve passed those mile markers?

Get Your Book Beta Reader Ready, that’s what! (I am still having problems saying that only once). 

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What I’m Looking Forward To About Autumn…

Autumn, Fall, love about fall, Devin BerglundI love Autumn.

Don’t you?

Don’t you love smelling the pumpkin pie scent waft through the house as it bakes in the oven. Sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot apple cider is one of my favorite inside autumn activities.

It’s just so festive. The leaves crunch under my feet as I walk in the woods and the crispness of the rotting leaves fills my lungs… ahh… love it. I know, that might not sound so amazing, but if you’ve experienced autumn in a northern state than you probably know what I mean.

Here are a few things I’m looking forward to this Autumn.

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