Beta Readers

What Does it Cost?

Initial Set-up Fee (covers sending of information to reader pool) = £41.93 Reader Service = made up of Admin Fee (£18.64) + Cost Per Reader (£12.51) x Quantity of Readers For example, if you opted for 10 readers, the total cost of the service would be: £185.67 For more information and to discuss this service further, please get in contact.

Beta Readers

Have you finished the first draft of your manuscript and you’re wondering where to start with the editing process? Or have you finished the final draft of your manuscript and want to test the reception with readers before you publish? Our Beta Reader service might be just what you need at this point in your writing journey.

Share your manuscript with up to five experienced beta readers who will provide you with feedback on your book and let you know which elements they loved and which could be improved, and how.

In a nutshell

We will match up your manuscript with up to five beta readers who are regular readers of your genre. Many authors send their manuscript off for beta reading so that they can gain some feedback from their target audience, and ensure that their book is well suited for readers, is conveying the right message, and is enjoyable, before they move on to editing or publishing.

Our beta readers understand what makes a good book and will help you develop your plot, characters, structure, writing style and purpose.

Why do we do this?

We know how daunting it can be, anxiously wondering how your novel will be received after publication, so why not be one step ahead and see what kind of reaction you’ll get before you publish?

Your beta readers’ feedback will be sent to you promptly (within a week or so) and from that point on, you can polish your novel to your heart’s content knowing exactly what your readers are looking for.

How do we do this?

· An electronic copy of your book will be shared with our team of beta readers, and those most interested in your genre will be chosen to read the title and give their honest feedback and thoughts

· Five detailed feedback forms arranged into plot, characters, setting, dialogue, writing style and overall impression, can be expected to be returned as fast as you require them (time-frames usually range from 1-6 weeks)

· You can then use this feedback to guide your editing process and ensure that your novel resonates with its future readers


The Beta Reader service is brilliant! It gave me a real sense of how readers are likely to react to book themes, plot and characters and provided plenty of direction on how I could improve the quality of my manuscript. I liked the questions put to the Beta readers - the detailed responses were most helpful in giving me material I could take further to improve the quality of my manuscript.

Cris Archer

Get in Touch

Learn more in our free publishing guide, which gives you a more detailed look at the process, or by speaking to one of our publishing consultants, who would be happy to walk you through all the details you need to begin the process.
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