This is an open beta read for Sweep of the Blade. We are looking for 5-10 betas.
What’s expected: we want you to read the book and tell us your reactions as you are reading it. If something doesn’t make sense or pulls you out of the story, for example. If you see serious grammatical errors, we would appreciate you pointing them out, but it’s not necessary to do an in-depth grammatical proofread, because a dedicated proofreader will be reading it as well. You will need MS Word for this task, so you can make comments in the file as you read it.
What you get: you get the book early. That’s it. There is no additional compensation except for bragging rights of being included in acknowledgments.
What you need to do to apply: email to brandi.bolden202 at gmail with SOB Beta in the subject of the email. Please mention if you have read the free version on the website. We need some people who have and some who haven’t.
How will you know if you are picked: you will get an email from Brandi with the file. We receive thousands – not a typo – entries for betas, so please don’t be disappointed if you are not chosen. We try to get a cross section of readers going based on age and background, and most likely someone had beaten you to the punch.
When is this due: as soon as you can, but try not to rush too much. Within a week would be perfect.