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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments We're a beta reading startup, offering five free beta reading packages because we're new!

What You'll Win:
--3 readers of your book. You tell us what kind of readers you want. A man from the Pacific Northwest? A woman who loves Romance and Comedy? A teen to test out your YA? We have a stable of smart, diverse readers.
--Each reader does a full read--we ask them four questions at four points in the novel, + overall feedback questions and suggestions for improvement + specific questions from you + qualitative scoring which we compare to our database of 40 manuscripts
--We customize a 30 page report within one month of matching your MS with readers
--We do all genres, including nonfiction

Check us out here: http://thespunyarn.com
See quotes from authors who have used our feedback to get their books published

We normally charge $499 per package, because we pay our talented readers to take their time and give a very close read. The first five authors to respond here with an answer to the question "What's one thing you'd like to learn from a beta read of your book?" will win a free package.

Ready, go! Let's start reading your book!

Cheers,
Sarah from The Spun Yarn


message 2: by Mandy (new)

Mandy | 1 comments I would like to know if there is enough conflict and tension to hold the reader's interest throughout the entire MS.


message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments Mandy wrote: "I would like to know if there is enough conflict and tension to hold the reader's interest throughout the entire MS."

WooHOO, Mandy is our first winner!! Mandy, if you email me at sarah@thespunyarn.com I'll send you the info we need to match you with the right readers and get your manuscript out to them. Cheers!

Sarah


message 4: by Tim (new)

Tim | 3 comments I want to know if the story starts fast enough and keep the reader interested all the way through. Also, is it impactful?


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments Tim wrote: "I want to know if the story starts fast enough and keep the reader interested all the way through. Also, is it impactful?"

Great questions Tim! Email me at sarah@thespunyarn.com and I'll give you the info I need to match your MS with three of our readers, etc!

2 slots gone, 3 free beta reading packages left!

Also, I should have mentioned: every reader has signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement before contracting with us, which means your manuscript is treated confidentially by everyone at The Spun Yarn.


message 6: by Ben (new)

Ben Westbrook | 1 comments Would you buy this book?


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments WOOT, Ben is the third winner, only two slots left!

Ben, if you email me at sarah@thespunyarn.com, I'll send you the details and get started matching your MS with the kinds of readers you're looking for.

Thanks!
Sarah


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments Ooo, a horror manuscript, fantastic Jamie! We haven't had a horror MS in a while and our horror readers will be thrilled. Email me at sarah@thespunyarn.com and I'll get your MS set up and started!

Okay, so that's only one more package left, and it goes to the next responder.

Cheers,
Sarah


message 9: by Dave (new)

Dave Anderson | 54 comments Ghosts, Girls, and Other Monsters is a 72,000 work finished novel.
I truly need a beta on this story.

When we hear about kids like Cody Chandler, all but the most cold-hearted of us sympathize. Some of us may send them their prayers, but most of us will forget about them in a matter of days. It isn’t that we don’t care. We just don’t have time to dwell on such things, so their stories sink deep in our subconscious and make us feel subtly grateful for our more fortunate births.
Having suffered physical, emotional, and sexual abuse by the time he was eleven, Cody has lived a life few would envy. But instead of being crushed by his experiences, he rises above his circumstance through an incredible act of sacrifice he hopes will free him from the ghosts who haunt him. When Cody is forced to examine the impact abuse has had on his life, he must decide how much of his past he can safely reveal. While revealing his deepest childhood secret might be liberating, it might also be his undoing.


message 10: by Dave (new)

Dave Anderson | 54 comments I need to know whether this tragic romance appeals.
When we hear about kids like Cody Chandler, all but the most cold-hearted of us sympathize. Some of us may send them their prayers, but most of us will forget about them in a matter of days. It isn’t that we don’t care. We just don’t have time to dwell on such things, so their stories sink deep in our subconscious and make us feel subtly grateful for our more fortunate births.
Having suffered physical, emotional, and sexual abuse by the time he was eleven, Cody has lived a life few would envy. But instead of being crushed by his experiences, he rises above his circumstance through an incredible act of sacrifice he hopes will free him from the ghosts who haunt him. When Cody is forced to examine the impact abuse has had on his life, he must decide how much of his past he can safely reveal. While revealing his deepest childhood secret might be liberating, it might also be his undoing.


message 11: by Sarah (last edited Apr 30, 2018 12:23PM) (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments Ok Dave, I don't see the question "what you'd like to learn from a beta read" answered there, but we'll give it to you. :) If you email me at sarah@thespunyarn.com, I'll give you the info I need to match your MS with the three best readers for it.

Okay, that's it! We've given away all of our free packages. If anyone else is interested in being able to select three readers based on your specific needs, we're running at a lower $299 rate for the next month, for three readers and a full report with all of their comments. I'll post a further 20% discount code: SARAHG. This discount can also be used on our mini report, which is the first 20,000 words of your MS.

http://thespunyarn.com/purchase

Cheers,
Sarah


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments Dave wrote: "I need to know whether this tragic romance appeals.
When we hear about kids like Cody Chandler, all but the most cold-hearted of us sympathize. Some of us may send them their prayers, but most of u..."


Whoops, I should have refreshed before posting my answer! Thanks Dave, see info for your reading package above :)


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Beaudette (sarahbeaudette) | 12 comments To anyone still interested in a tailored manuscript critique including three beta readers, I've posted more info in the Paid Services forum. Our price is $499 but we're offering a 50% discount for June, $249 total for a full 30 page manuscript critique from three readers.

Find us here: http://thespunyarn.com/purchase


message 14: by Tom (new)

Tom | 2 comments Improperly tagged dialogue, plot inconsistencies, "show-don't-tell", point of view issues, pacing/slow plot structure, driving factors, motivating questions, believability, punctuation and grammar.


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