I am always on the lookout for new publishers or new imprints of established publishers because they are hungry for new authors, new voices, unrepresented writers, independent authors interested in partnering with a publisher to reach a larger audience. Not only have I found one, but that publisher also gave me a valuable tip that I'm passing along to you. And it comes with a coupon code!
New Tools For Authors
I had the opportunity to spend some time with the folks at BetaBooks.co, a service that helps authors locate and manage beta readers for their books. Cofounder Pam Burleson describes the service best:
BetaBooks provides an easy, secure way for authors to share their manuscripts and build relationships with their beta readers. Simply upload your manuscript to the website, invite readers to view, then respond to reader feedback directly in your book, live or after the fact. When you're done, deactivate your book and readers will no longer have access, while you take the time you need to organize your feedback and assess whether your book is reaching its target audience. No more copies of your book floating around unsupervised, no more hunting through emails or 10 different docs for that one super-helpful comment, and no more wondering whether your readers are actually making it through your book.
Pam has given us the coupon code CamCat for 20% off any BetaBooks.co subscription. You can also check the service out for free.