Beta Readers: Why You Need Them

What’s a beta reader?  Someone who agrees to read your book to offer feedback, much like a professor does with papers before students submit them for grades. A beta reader works a lot like a manuscript consultant because they read the manuscript and talk to the author about their work without making hard edits the…

Because Haters Are Going to Hate: How to Deal With Negative Online Reviews

It happened. You checked your e-mail and got the alert that someone recently posted a review about your book, only to find out someone had nothing positive to say. You’re hurt, maybe even ready to flip your computer screen because you worked hard-even gave a lot of yourself- crafting your project and someone virtually word-slapped you…