Finding beta readers isn’t as hard as you would think. They’re everywhere as long as you know the right places to look.
But before we go into where you should find your beta readers, let’s talk about the characteristics you would like your beta readers to have.
Because, of course, you want to have the right beta readers on your team, right?
Your beta reader should…
- Be your targeted audience. For example, they should have an interest in the genre you write and be the appropriate age.
- They aren’t afraid to say what they think. They shouldn’t be afraid to tell you the truth about what they think of your book. If you have a beta reader who has absolutely no problems with your book, chances are something’s not right.
- They’re not close friends or family members of yours. People close to you will have a tendency to bend the…
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