How Beta Readers Improve Your Writing—with Pam Burleson & Paul Kilpatrick

Sure, you’ve heard about beta readers, but why do they help improve your writing so much? And what’s the best way to utilize (and organize!) their help?

Join Autumn and two special guests, Pam Burleson and Paul Kilpatrick from Betabooks, as they talk about how beta readers can be such an asset, how best to use and find them, and how they created Betabooks to help authors learn to ease into the intimidating realm of asking people to read your book.

PLUS, grab the 25% off coupon on Betabooks! Use AWF when you enroll in a paid plan on Betabooks at

Check out the articles Paul mentioned on ​How to Run a Beta Read and How to Find Readers who will Love your Book. And don’t forget to check out Pam’s Beta Jam (PBJ) and submit your book if you’d like to have it considered!

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Written by: Autumn

Autumn (also known as Weifarer) is an indie author, conservationist, & world traveler with plans for many more adventures both real and fantastical! She is currently on the road in North America in a Four Wheel Camper along with her husband, Adam, and Cairn terrier, Ayashe.

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