What is a Beta Reader?
A beta reader is an early reader who gives comments on an unfinished manuscript. Beta readers are just ordinary people who love to read. A good beta reader will enjoy reading in the same genre as the manuscript and be prepared to give honest feedback. After reading, betas will have several questions to answer for the author. All beta readers will receive a free e-copy of the completed novel and a thank you in the acknowledgements.
What is an ARC Reader?
An ARC (advanced reader copy) reader is someone who receives a free copy of the finished novel, prior to the official launch date. ARC readers work with the author to help create a buzz before the novel is published, through social media shares, blogging, or online reviews.