Welcome to the Beta Reader Team!
Thanks for volunteering to be an advanced reader for future books by Nathan Van Coops. Feedback from readers like you makes every book better. Please take the time to fill out these few quick questions so that you can be matched with the best type of draft for your reading style.
Your preferred email address for contact about beta reading books.
Have you previously read any books by Nathan Van Coops?
I have read In Times Like These
I have read The Chronothon
I have read In Times Like These and The Chronothon
I have read all three books in the In Times Like These Series
I have read Faster Than Falling
I have not read any books by Nathan Van Coops before.
Based on your current schedule, reading a 300-400 page novel would take you approximately how long to finish? (assuming it's not terrible)
A few days to a week
A week to two weeks
Two weeks to a month
A month or longer
When you read novels, what deficiencies can you usually spot? Check whichever apply.
Structural issues with the plot, and continuity problems.
Pacing of the novel and ease of reading.
Spelling and grammar mistakes.
Character motivations and character consistency.
Elements of story, such as theme and relevance in a genre.
Entertainment value, humor, etc.
All of the above.
During a beta read, how do you intend to provide feedback?
I will take notes as I go, writing down any issues I find and list them in an email.
I will read the whole novel first and then reflect on it as a complete book, then provide feedback.
I will read for enjoyment only and note areas of confusion or deficiencies if they come up.
I will develop my own method to provide feedback.
I would prefer to answer questions in a follow-up survey.
Do you have any experience beta reading or editing novels prior to this? If so, please comment on your experience below.
If your experience with this book is positive, would you be willing to write a review on Amazon when the book is released?
I'd be happy to.
I'd rather not.
During this beta read session, what would be your first choice in drafts to read?
Early draft that is in its rough state, so that I can provide feedback on story elements and big picture items.
A mid range draft where major structural items have been solidified but character dialogue and actions may require adjustments in tone, etc.
Later draft where most of the structural and story elements are complete, but the work still needs proofing for lingering grammar issues and typos.
A polished final draft that is near to its published form but may have a few hard to find typos or formatting issues that need to be addressed before final publication.
Any of the above.
Thank you so much for being a part of this novel and helping it become better. I typically include the names of all of those who have assisted with the production of a book in the acknowledgements. Would you like to have your name included in the book?
Yes! Add my name!
I would prefer not to have my name listed.
Having published three books so far I have gotten fairly thick skin when it comes to criticism so please feel free to let me know if there are elements of the story that really don't work for you. I can't promise that I'll make all changes you might suggest but I will certainly consider and value all feedback you give, especially the areas where you think the story could be improved. I am working hard to make each book the best reader experience I can, so your help with that is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to ask questions along the way! If you have decided that you do not have time to be a beta reader at the moment, and no longer wish to participate, that's okay too. Simply check the appropriate box below.
I've thought better of this whole project and I no longer wish to be a beta reader.
I can't wait to get my copy of your next book! Really looking forward to being a beta reader!
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