Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fram Gage and The Beta Reader Help


It's been a while since I posted under this name. The main reason for this is that I have been hard at work writing the next Fram Gage novel.


The writing of the book is going well, and I expect to have the first draft complete at the end of April or beginning of May. The tentative (emphasis on tentative) title for the book is Fram Gage and The Three Adversaries.


As I approach completion of the first draft, I will need to have some people read the book after I have completed my personal editing.


So, I am putting a call out to all readers, looking for willing participants to be in a beta reading program for Fram Gage and The Three Adversaries. This would involve you checking the MOBI or EPUB file I sent you for formatting errors and finding typos and inconsistencies within the story. Grammatical errors are not as much an issue, because many times I intentionally make the grammar incorrect to give stories a more organic feel. However, sentences that are hard to understand as a result of the grammar error would need to be corrected.


I expect to have a beta version of the book ready by the middle of May and would give 2-4 weeks for readers to read the book and send back their corrections.


Why is this worth it for you? First, you'll get to read the story before publication and you receive it for free. Consider yourself very important to have this opportunity. You can brag about it to your friends and say how you're all chummy with me. In a word, it makes you special. Second, all beta readers will receive a copy of the first book in the series, Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability. That's an extra incentive, though not nearly as cool as being special.


If you think you are interested, please contact me via the About section of this site.


For those willing to participate, I thank you in advance for you help!