Thank you for your interest in beta reading my next novel, Age of War
. This is the third book in The Legends of the First Empire series and we are looking for people who have read the other books, as well as people who haven't.
Being a beta reader isn't just a way to get a copy of the book before everyone else. It's prime purpose is to get early feedback on the novel i the hopes of improving the final product. As such it's more work than simply reading and saying, "Yes, I liked it" or "No, I didn't." The beta reader is asked to answer surveys and provide input that may change the final produced book.
To better understand what is required, please take a look at the following document:Age of Swords Beta Instructions. It will provide full details on how the beta works, and what you will be asked to do. After reading that document if you still wish to participate in the beta read, please return to this survey and fill it out so you'll be on the selection list.
As you might imagine, there will be far more people wanting "in" then we can possibly manage through the process. If you are not selected, please don't take it personally. Robin does a great job managing the program and it's always hard to narrow down the list.
When answering the questions in this survey, keep in mind that we want a wide range of experience and levels of past reading familiarity. So don't worry about a particular answer that you think may disqualify you...it may do just the opposite ;-)
Thanks again for your interest, and we'll be in touch closer to the beta read.