Wild Beta Readers by the Numbers

Ever wonder what our beta reader program is all about?

If you’ve ever tried to get objective feedback on your writing, you know it’s easier said than done. Our wild beta readers are volunteers who request only the manuscripts that sound intriguing to them — and only finish the questionnaires about half the time.

We crunched the numbers and thought we’d share the results with you here — take a look at how our last six campaigns have gone. 

Take a look at our projects from the past six months . . . 

Our Wild Beta List

  • 25 new beta readers signed up in April
  • 251 new betas signed up in the last 12 months
  • 25% of our list sometimes opens our beta bait newsletters
  • 11% of our list almost always opens our beta bait newsletters

Our Last 6 Projects

Fiction: A Goddess Among Men

  • 286 recipients
  • 41.5% opens
  • 18 requests for the novel 
  • Current project — no results available.

Fiction: The Indwelling

  • 211 recipients
  • 41.6% opens
  • 13 requests for the novel
  • 7 completed questionnaires

Fiction: Eyes of God

  • 151 recipients
  • 41.6% opens
  • 15 requests
  • 5 completed questionnaires

Crime thriller: Papa Bear Murders

(published in February by SkipJack Publishing as The Judas Murders — buy it now!)

  • 135 recipients
  • 67% open rate
  • 14 requests
  • 10 completed questionnaires

Modern fantasy: Soul Dimension

  • 135 recipients
  • 67% open rate
  • 21 requests
  • 5 completed questionnaires

Spy fiction: Wun: Decommissioned

  • 90 recipients
  • 48.4% open rate
  • 31 requests
  • 10 completed questionnaires

Fantasy: The Big Cinch

  • 90 recipients
  • 44% open rate
  • 13 requests
  • 9 completed questionnaires

Want to test your market without waiting for Amazon reviews or agents’ responses?

If you’re interested in working with our wild betas, you can read more about the program here. For $250, we’ll submit your title and book description to our list (going strong at 286 subscribers as of today) and send you their completed questionnaires in about a month. We’ll even help you make sense of them. 

Easy peasy, right?

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