Group Beta Reading

“Reading through their critiques, it was obvious that the entire focus of their beta reading team is helping authors produce the best possible version of their story. They enumerated what worked, what fell flat, what felt authentic, all in the context of my genre publishing goals. Most of all, every one of the five critiques left me feeling hopeful. Yes, they mentioned sections that needed help, but the overall tone of their finished product was that my manuscript has the potential to be the thing I have always hoped it could be…For the author considering self-publication or traditional publication (perhaps at the query letter phase), I cannot recommend this service strongly enough.” – Marc Lofgren, Author of Dirt Sailor

Different people have different understandings of what a beta read entails. Some people consider it a critique, others use it to catch factual mistakes, and then there’s what we’ll be doing.

An IBR beta reader will read an entire manuscript and develop a personal response to it. They say things like, “I enjoyed [this part]” and “I didn’t like [when this happened].” They don’t sound like editors. They sound like readers. An author will employ an IBR beta reader to gauge how readers will react to a piece of work if they had pressed the publish button instead of sending it to our team.

Our goal for the IBR Group Beta Read is to provide a service that guarantees authors a specific number of readers as well as provides them with quality comments from beta reading professionals who can put themselves in any hypothetical reader’s shoes.

Authors can purchase three or five beta readers at a time. If your manuscript is above the prescribed word count (110,000 words), please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

Once you make the purchase below, please send your full manuscript in Word or PDF format, your book’s genre, and any potential trigger warnings to IndieBookView@gmail.com.

3 IBR Beta Readers

3 IBR Beta Readers will read and review your unpublished manuscript (110,000 word MAX). In 5 weeks, you will receive three personalized letters from each reader describing what they liked and didn't like about your manuscript. All fiction and creative nonfiction genres are welcome.

$199.00

5 IBR Beta Readers

5 IBR Beta Readers will read and review your unpublished manuscript (110,000 MAX). In 5 weeks, you will receive five personalized letters from each reader describing what the reader liked and didn't like about your manuscript. All fiction and creative nonfiction genres are welcome.

$299.00


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