How to get your Book ReadReading your book
Get the public to read your book
And if you don't know how to properly reformat your script, go back to the item listing and read How to do this. The majority of authors who wanted to create a book never finished it, so you're way ahead of these other authors.
No, unless you are some kind of whiz kid, if this is your first book, then you are NOT WHERE NEAR READY. One of the best things about self-publishing is that you can create a book, tap "the end" and open it on Amazon with the self-made booklet. Not until you have read your book and given criticism to it.
Sista ( "or brows, if you are a guy) you want to listen to most DEFINITIVE it now before you beat publication because those readership out there are BRUTAL in their conclusions. Now even if you have hundreds in your life reading or criticizing your book and everyone says that it is the best book ever made, you are still going to get Hasser giving you a badge.
Not a single book is suitable for everyone. Doesn't mean your book sucked. This means that THE READERS had no connection to your book for some at all. At the same epoch, if you've never read your book for criticism and you are publishing it, these critiques may just be right. Please do yourself - and your prospective readership - a favour and make sure your book is as glossy as possible before you pub.
So, what kind of readership do you need? If a new author writes e-mails or news or asks my opinion, the very first thing I say is, BRITE, WHITE, WRITE. Keep typing. Good spelling requires a lot of practise. I have written for YEARS. I' ve been blogging several times a weeks for a few years.
I write it, work on it, keep working on it. And then I made my first book. A lot of folks have been hearing me say that the first book is attached to my harddisk, and there's a purpose for it. I' ve been spending a year and a half trying to write this 96,000 dictionary.
I' ve learnt so much with the first book. So much I learnt that when I had completed the book and left it sitting for a few week when I went back to read it, I shuddered. So, I have written another book. I' ve written'Chosen One'. I have written NOT the Chosen One available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo.
Whilst the storyline and the storyline remained quite untouched, the book was revised by Muliple. I didn't know my handwriting had any sophistication. How did I know that? Criticism partner. As I began to write, I used to spend a great deal of my spare minute on Twitter and found some astonishing critics. and Trisha Whisper's in the fall, so we were together from the beginning.
Fumbling with track changes and our spelling errors. We both have tried it in personal criticism groups, but we are both too productive to use them. One of our critics will read your manuscripts and make very specific proposals. Her critic will read every line and point to the use of active letters, to the use of advisers, to phrases that make no meaning, or to areas that need to be made harsh.
Each and every one of the words in your script must have a purpose to be there. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE WORDS IN YOUR SCRIPT MUST HAVE A PURPOSE TO BE THERE. The book is a huge piece of paper that needs many words and they think they have to put words into it to fill it.
Redeemption, the last book in The Chosen show had 105. I was still trying to make sure every last one of those words was necessary. Critical business associates also point to questions of action or motivational characters. When your criticism party does not find any problem, then you have to find a new one, because this is of no use to you.
All of us want to know how much our book is loved by the public, but the critical parties must tell you both the good and the evil. When your spouse only tells you the wrong things, you have to find another one. Your critic's task is not only to find the problem, but also to commend you.
It' really, really, REALLY difficult to listen to your book need work. You have to believe me. The first time I engaged a development journalist, I read Alison sacrifice, the third book in The Chosen, and asked me to re-write the first part. At the moment it is my best valued book in the show The Chosen.
You have to be able to rely on your critical counterpart. But, above all, you have to rely on your instincts. However, if someone proposes a modification and your instincts tell you that it works, especially if no one else has a problem, rely on yourself. So, what about the betatakers?
I' ll use my betas when the book TOTAL is finished. You had critics read it. You have reworked, processed and optimized your book. They need to find Beta users. The majority of contributors use other contributors for betaservers. I' ve always used a mix of writer and reader.
I' ve used a large number of buggers. I had 25 people to read my first round of Chosen. Now, that I have a team of professionals, I use far fewer betas per book. Once they have finished to read, they are asked to respond to the book, usually I have doubts about the motivational nature of the characters or if some parts are inconclusive.
I asked things like "Did you have the feeling that Will and Emma's relation was too hasty? "Beasers will look at the big screen of your book and tell you what's broke. Sometimes, when they are just a reader, they may not know what is damaged, but they often realize that something is not working.
Often your last line of defence is your betatagers. I' m always making some kind of changes to my book on the basis of the feedback from my users. Nowadays Rhonda Cowsert is king in my beta-reader-stables. You can go to Absolute Write. Have a look at Savvy Author - and not only if you are looking for critics!
You can try using your own scripts, especially in November during NaNoWriMo. but you could find your own Trisha.