Early Reader Request Form for the Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery Series (4 books)
Hi Reader!

I am looking for 6-12 readers for my 4-book series I'm titling the Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery Series. I'm planning to publish starting September 2018, and I'd love your help making this series the best it can be.


WHAT I NEED
I'd like reader feedback (questions below) on a few chapters at a time, approximately 30 pages (or sometimes less), every 2 weeks. I'll send you your choice Word doc or PDF, and you send them it back with any notes on it or just send back notes in an email.

You're getting pages that I have edited a lot, so your feedback will help me make it even better.


QUESTIONS
Here’s what I would like you to answer: (Short answers are fine. 🙂 )

1. At what point does the motivation or the actions of the characters seem unrealistic?
2. Where does the story get boring?
3. What was missing? What did you want more of?
4. So, what would make this a five-star story for you?
5. Did you feel attached to the characters?
6. [Optional] Any line edits, like typos and grammar, would be great!

You can answer any or all. All feedback is helpful.


TIMING AND TIME COMMITMENT
I'd like to send out these approx. 30 pages about every 2 weeks, and would love to get your comments back within 7-14 days.

You may spend 1-4 hours reading and making comments for each batch of pages, depending on how fast you are.

I am asking for commitment for reading the whole book, about 3 months time. My goal is to complete one book every 2-3 months.


SCHEDULE WITH EARLY READER TEAM (Titles are working titles and subject to change.)

August through October 2017: INTO THE DARK, Book 1
November 2017 through January 2018: IRIDESCENCE, Book 2
February through April 2018: GONE GREEN, Book 3
May through July 2018: RED RUNNING DEEP, Book 4

*If you can help me on all four books, that's awesome. But if you can only help on one book, that's fine too! Every little bit of feedback helps.


WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
You get to be a part of shaping the story long before the general public reads the books. You get to help an author. You get to see the story shaping process in action. You'll also get signed copies of the books, as they will be released in print and digital. I will mention you in the Acknowledgements.


ABOUT THE BOOKS
There are 4 books in the series. If they sell well, I'll write more.

Each book is about 200-250 pages, maybe a little longer, and designed to be fun, quick reads.

Set on a space station that is a 5-star hotel-casino in high earth orbit about 100 years in the future, each book is a stand-alone murder mystery, with Janey McCallister as the lead investigator. She works on the security staff for the hotel-casino. There is an overarching 4-book story, continuing characters, and a love interest. As soon as I have book blurbs, I'll share them with you.


COMMITMENT
If this is something you'd like to do, I need ongoing commitment. I need readers who can be part of the early reader team for the long haul, at least for one entire book. I do know that life happens. So let me know if you can't participate as soon as you know, so I'm not waiting on comments from you. Thanks in advance!


NEXT STEPS
If you know this is something you'd like to do, then sign up below.

Thank you!

QUESTIONS?
You note them below in the form or email me directly at: bethbarany@gmail.com.

Email address *
Yes, I'd like to be an Early Reader for the Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery series.
Thanks! Fill out the short form below.
Name *
Full name, first and last
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Email Address *
Please use your best email address.
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The reading format I prefer: *
CONFIDENTIALITY: I agree to not share any of the story pages Beth Barany shares with me. *
You can talk/share about the story and that you're an Early Reader, but please don't share actual pages. The book is still being edited. Thanks!
TIMING: I agree to return each batch of pages within 7-14 days. *
If something comes up, please let me know as soon as you can, so I can know when to expect comments from you.
COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT. All rights reserved c. 2017 Beth Barany *
What is your mailing address? *
As a Thank You, I will send you a signed physical copy of the book. You do need to be an Early Reader for that individual entire book to qualify. Thanks!
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If you have any questions or comments, write them below. You can also email me directly at: bethbarany@gmail.com.
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Thank you from Beth Barany, and Leo The Cat (what he must have looked like as a kitten!)
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