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3 IBR Beta Readers will read and review your unpublished manuscript (110,000 word MAX).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.
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5 IBR Beta Readers will read and review your unpublished manuscript (110,000 MAX).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.
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