I figured this warranted its own post.
The TLM Beta contest is to find one more beta reader for my next novel’s manuscript. I already have two, and I need one more. You do not have to be a writer or an editor. In fact, I’d prefer it if you aren’t. I want a “civilian” of sorts. A test audience of one. It will help if you’re familiar with ALT (and if you aren’t, I’ll give you the ebook absolutely free). All you’ll be asked to do is read the TLM manuscript and answer a few questions once you’re finished. No editing. No in-depth reading. I just need your opinion on the ending. That’s it.
So what do you have to do to enter?
This is the easy part. All you have to do to enter is tell me, in 100 words or less, why you think you’re the reader for the job. You can send me an email with the subject line “TLM Beta Contest,” or leave a comment on the blog and/or Facebook with your entry.
Let’s mark the deadline for entries at 11:59 PM Friday, April 22nd. That’s ten days from now.
And what will you receive in return?
The lucky winner will get their name in the book’s acknowledgments, as well as a signed copy upon publication (tentatively first quarter, 2012) courtesy of Precipice Books.
This is a unique opportunity to read the book–typos and all–before it passes under the watchful eye of my editor (who gave her blessing on this contest). Furthermore, your feedback will help shape the way the book ends (and, possibly, what comes after).
So, what do you say? Interested? You’ve got 100 words to say so. In the words of Detective Joe Hopper, “Get to it, hoss.”