Being a Beta Reader & receiving ARCs #FridayReads #AmReading

Jessie

I’m feeling like a real book reviewer this week as I’m a Beta reader for non-fiction author, Barbara J Starmans’ first fiction book. Barbara is responsible for the fascinating Social Historian website https://www.thesocialhistorian.com/ and she is now writing a novel based on the story of her great-grandmother.

Clockmaker

I’ve also received 2 ARC books.  The first, being delivered in instalments, is “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Australian author, Kate Morton, whose time-shift novels I always enjoy. It will be published on September 20th.  I am reading this on my iPad via The Pigeonhole which includes comments from current readers. I found this very distracting so have deleted that feature!

Gift Horse Cover MEDIUM WEB

The other ARC is by Jan Ruth, one of my favourite authors.   Called “Gift Horse,” it is about a real horse but also about the eponymous proverb and will be published in October. I am looking forward to reviewing both these books.

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Being a Beta Reader & receiving ARCs #FridayReads #AmReading

  1. You are totally a real book reviewer, Liz, and always have been!!! I hope you will make room for Legacy, too, when it is ready in late October… Lottie needs you! x

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  2. Beta readers are unpaid editors that assist the author to prepare the novel for publishing. Reviewers read ARCs, which are publishing-ready books. You’re a reviewer, not a beta reader.

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