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Offline TinaMischke

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How to get beta readers?
« on: January 02, 2021, 04:38:21 PM »
I have self published 4 cozy mystery novellas on Amazon kindle (free on kindle unlimited) but they have only been read by myself and my stepmom (who really liked them). I want to get more serious this year, working on 5 and 6 in my series but know I also need to flesh out my stories. How can I get people to read them and give me honest opinions? If you don’t have kindle unlimited, I can send a free PDF file.

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Re: How to get beta readers?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 11:08:34 AM »
How to find beta readers

Yes, you can turn to friends and family for beta reading. They’re probably the easiest people to access, and a good option for that reason alone. But, unless you happen to have brutally honest relatives, you’re best off also looking outside your inner circle to ensure the most honest and candid feedback. Here are a few places to start.

Writing communities

These are ideal places to shop for beta readers, because the people who frequent writing communities will get it. Other writers who are also in the process of finishing up their manuscript will likely be looking for beta readers, too, and you can simply swap manuscripts and get the job done.

I hope the link helps.

Best of luck with your writing.

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Re: How to get beta readers?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 06:39:04 AM »
Do you perhaps have your own Authors Blog...?

Your own Authors Blog offers you an opportunity to write about your
Mystery Novellas, in a way that people might become curious.

Amung your readers you might find potential beta (and alpha) readers. 

It also offers you an opportunity to possibly share parts of your Novellas,
and give your readers an opportunity to share their comments & replies,
possibly even start online conversations among readers about your Novellas !

(That might even get you new ideas for New Novellas !)

You might even consider to offer your Novellas or only one of them as a
Free downloadable Pdf, with saying you would appreciate their readers reviews.

Personally I don't specifically have an actual Authors Blog, however I do have
a Writers Blog, where I write about Writing.

On that Blog I also have among other things info about our Colorful Nature Inspired  Social Share Cards you can Share on - Social Media -, (or buy as real cards if you like) and I share a few Samples you can read from an Pdf, E-Report about Making Money with Digital Photography that you can read about in blog posts.

Obviously for an Authors Blog you will need to get visitors to your site that want to
read your Blog (traffic) By regularly putting content on your blog, with writing new Blog posts, will automatically start you to get some organic traffic from the search engines, because of the keywords (topics) you write about.

We also generate traffic with for example our Pinterest Board Pin Images that we Publish and that get saved by others that save our Pins on their boards.

We also get attention by the Twitter Tweets that we Publish, and that
get Comments, Likes & Re-tweets by our Twitter followers etc. etc.   
Hope this might have given you some ideas about building
up a fan base with potential future readers...?

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