Finding beta readers is hard. And building a team of betas is worth the headache.

Some authors have one or two beta readers but I think it’s a good idea to build a focus group.

Benefits of Readers

It is important to stress that your readers be in your target audience. It’s very difficult to find a good beta reader… let alone a few that are in your target audience.

I recommend tapping into communities that may have people in your target audience. Sometimes looking for people that beta read isn’t enough. Sometimes it’s helpful to go out into the world and find someone that may potentially be your target audience.

Even though there are people like me all over the place, if you can’t find someone who will read your work and be reliable, get to know people that might be interested in it.

Right now, I’m writing a…

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