Having a core group of Beta readers that are willing to read your draft prior to publishing is huge.
It can help you find a plot gap, or incomplete character prior to publishing to the masses.
Before we take a deeper look at each of the websites above, I thought it might be a good idea to discuss the benefits of publishing your work online since it was a question I asked myself when I first learned about these platforms.
So let’s take a deeper look as to why you may want to consider sharing your stories publicly on these sites.
Asking friends and family is great but they might not be as honest for fear of hurting your feelings.
If you engage strangers requesting direct feedback, you will learn a ton.
Jane Friedman When it comes to the topic of publishing in the digital age, there are few people more knowledgeable than former publisher Jane Friedman.
Her blog includes posts on topics ranging from “how to find a literary agent,” to “best practices for author Facebook pages,” and “the complete guide to query letters.” Brain Pickings If it’s inspiration you’re after, look no further than this treasure trove of ideas.
Launching your first book is daunting, and getting your first set of readers is crucial.
By publishing a sample of your work on one of the sites above, you can begin to cultivate fans that will be excited and dare I say thirsty for your book launch.