Alpha & Beta Reading Opportunities

What is an Alpha reader (AKA first reader)

They would read an author’s work-in-progress well before it is completed. This could be as early as the first draft, though normally, it is a bit later than that. An Alpha reader would usually identify any significant errors, inconsistencies, or perceived issues with the book, confirming that the overall structure works. This though is changeable from book to book, and would need to be agreed with each author as to what they are looking for.

What is a Beta reader?

They would read a book that is close to a finished product. It has normally been self-edited by the author, and is as good as it can be without help from professional editors. It is dependent on the author how in-depth feedback from a Beta reader should be. Sometimes it’s proofing, sometimes its plot error checking. This would be for you to discuss with each author.

Please note: My Indie Bookshelf is providing this service free of charge and does not represent the authors below, nor is it responsible for any of the book’s content.

FOR AUTHORS: To submit your book for Alpha or Beta reading, please click on the link below.

Alpha Reading

Beta Reading