Those of you who know what this title means, you’re already ready. You know what to do. Those who do not know, read on!
So, Axtara – Banking and Finance is in Beta! For those not in the know, here you go: Beta Reading is the period of editing in which we’re looking for typos, misspellings, misplaced words, etc. Commas instead of periods. Grammatical errors. That kind of thing. Major, overarching issues like plot holes and the like were tidied up during the Alpha. Beta is for catching out of place words, a quotation mark that’s oriented the wrong way, etc etc.
Okay, so that’s what Beta is. Now, what’s the call?
Simple. I’m extending an open call to all those who would like to join in on the Beta. I’ve heard back from a few of my regular Beta Readers, some of which were too busy currently (and I don’t quite blame them with the whole quarantine going on), and some ready (those I didn’t hear back from at all, I hope things are OK and you’re just very busy).
But I would like to get more eyes on this run of Axtara. For a couple of reasons. First, the more eyes are on it, the more errors we’ll catch, leading to a cleaner final release. Second, more eyes make for swift work, and I’m already starting to get people who’ve not even read Axtara or any of my other works inquiring as to when it will be available. On the one hand, good, on the other hand, this means I need to hurry up and get it out. It seems I always underestimate editing time, so I’m already running up hard against my original goal (end of summer).
So, if you’ve ever Beta Read before, or you just really enjoy spotting typos and the like, let me know. Comment. Volunteer for Beta Reading. You’ll get your name in the book (if you want it), a complimentary digital copy (again, if you want it), and plus you’ll get to read Axtara early. And this book is awesome amounts of fun.
Again, let me know. We’ll get you lined up with a few trial chapters to check out (to see what you think about it) and then from there, the whole thing.
Again, overall, it’s pretty simple. Read book, note all typos or misspelled/misused/misplaced words as you enjoy reading Axtara‘s adventure. But as things ramp up to getting it out there, the Beta Read is a step that cannot be missed.
So like I said, if you’re interested, leave me note below.
2 thoughts on “Axtara – Banking and Finance Open Beta Call!”
Hey Max! I love reading, and this year I’ve had the goal to read more books. So far this year I have read 35 books and I keep eyeing your books. I met you at a Christmas party a while back, and I’ve been following your stuff since then. I just haven’t gotten around to actually picking up one of your books. I’m in school, so, truthfully, I don’t know how fast I can read it, but I’m willing to give it a go.
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