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Thank you for allowing me to Beta read for the authors you represent. It has been a privilege to read their work and I have become friends with many of the writers. I have looked forward to each novel. Being a Beta reader has been a wonderful experience far exceeding my expectations. ~ Barbara

The authors of AXP are always looking for people to Beta-read their works-in-progress. Could that person be you?

AXP Beta Readers receive the occassional special genre-specific opportunities from authors. These assignments range from beta reading (90%) to special missions.

What is a Beta Reader?

A great Beta Reader offers detailed feedback on plot, characters, clarity and pacing - delivered in a timely manner. In short, authors want feedback on a book about to be published before publication. Beta readers are an important part of the publishing process and can make books better!

How to be the Perfect Beta Reader

  1. Be a reader. Love books!
  2. Choose books in genres you like. Authors want to hear from target readers.
  3. Don’t be mean or apathetic. Authors want constructive criticism, not abuse!
  4. The best candidates understand what makes a good book – such as plot and character development, voice, pacing and structure.
  5. Don’t get hung up on typos – these manuscripts often haven’t gone through a professional editor yet.


  • No regular newsletter. You'll be sent requests as they are needed and only to the genres you sign up for.
  • No obligation to finish. If you want to stop, just let the author know you'll be unable to finish and move on!
  • Because the beta readers are the most dedicated readers, you will sometime receive other bonus opportunities to work with authors or weigh in on topics!

If you think you’ve got what it takes, sign up below under your favorite genres to join the ELITE BETA READER CLUB!

Beta: Cozy Mysteries

Beta: Kids/Young Adult

Be an Audio Book Reviewer

Beta: Womens Lit

Beta: Sci-Fi

Beta: Historical Romance

Beta: Non-Fiction

Beta: Sweet Romance

Beta: Fantasy

Beta: Thriller/Crime

Beta: Paranormal Romance

Beta: Steamy Romance

Beta: Men's Lit

Beta: Horror

Beta: Romantic Suspense

Beta: Contemporary Romance