I love my beta readers. They read my almost final draft and let me know what they didn’t like. Was it the hero? The plot? Did something throw them off? And anything else that they pick up.
This helps make my book a better read for other readers. A beta reader tests your manuscript (by reading it), and tells you about the ‘bugs’ so you can improve its readability, its usefulness and even its saleability.
Yes, I have a proof reader, but my beta readers are readers. They are the most important people. They give generalized feedback on whether the book makes for a good read, whether the story hangs together, whether I've dropped any balls or left any plot threads hanging.
And they get to read my book before anyone else.
How do you find beta readers? On your Facebook page, maybe tsu. I’d love to hear how other people get beta readers. Or if you are interested in being a beta reader.