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Posts Tagged ‘Aubrey Rose’

How To Find Beta Readers for Your Work

roseMany aspiring writers struggle to find beta readers to help them polish a manuscript.

Over at Reddit, self-published new adult author Aubrey Rose shared her secret for finding early readers for your work. Writers of all different genres can benefit from her advice. Check it out:

Don’t ask family or friends; their critiques are worthless. Are you part of any writing groups? You should be! Go join a few now for your next novel. I have a group of awesome friends online who have been invaluable beta readers for me. For now, go to Goodreads and find an author who writes the same kind of stuff as you. Look at the people who’ve reviewed his stuff, and consider if their reviews are accurate and insightful. Message 5 of them and ask them if they would read and critique your work. But really, fellow authors are the best because they can point out tangles in your structure and help you fix them better than readers can.

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Why One Self-Published Author Said ‘No’ To Amazon Publishing

Self-published author Aubrey Rose wrote an essay on her blog, explaining why she decided not to work with Amazon Publishing’s Montlake Romance imprint.

According to the author, an Amazon editor wanted to republish Me, Cinderella?, Rose’s new adult romance novel. Check it out:

The advance they offered was less than I had made in my first month of sales. As I looked through the Montlake catalogue, I saw a mix of breakout hits and complete flops, with some recent books that just had the worst covers imaginable for romance. And I would have to pull my book from every publisher except Amazon. It was hard for me to say no. Ever since I was a little girl I’d dreamed about being a ‘published author.‘ However, I needed to make the best decision for my book and for my fans.

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