Do you love reading? Do you want free copies of literature? Do you want help craft my future work? Well, then I have the opportunity for you!
What Do Beta Readers Do?
- They read! Beta readers read my books before I publish the final copy.
- They provide feedback. I want to hear from you. Tell me what you like and what you don’t like.
- They have eagle eyes. Find those typos and let me know about them. After looking at a manuscript for so long, the words blend together.
What Do Beta Readers Get?
- My eternal gratitude.
- A mention in my book on my thank you page.
- Advanced copies of the book they are working on.
If you’d like to do me a huge solid and you’ve got what it takes, sign up and become a Beta Reader for me!
Those who follow the Home Impodcast will know that we like to do something different when Christmas rolls around. Adam and I break away from the weekly grind of the Home Improvement season and cover a related Christmas movie.
Last year was easy. The Santa Clause was an easy choice and we spend almost two hours discussing the logistics of Scott Calvin becoming Santa. This year, we had a choice to The Santa Clause series or do we start something new? After all, there is Christmas with the Kranks and Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas. So instead of choosing ourselves, we put it to a vote and let the fans decide. 30 votes later, we have a winner.
Turns out we will be continuing The Santa Clause tradition! Stay tuned until later in December when we release this two-part Christmas present to our loyal listeners.
My first book, Coaching Youth Basketball: Offensive Strategies, is now available in paperback in addition to the already existing ebook! Shout out to Createspace for being an awesome resource for writers.
Createspace is a print on demand option that is owned by Amazon. They have an easy process that allows you to format your book, preview it, and sell it. The service costs you nothing up front (although they offer additional services like cover design). The cost for printing your books is taken out of your book sales.
You could always lower this cost per unit by printing a bunch of copies of your book and selling them individually, but then you have to worry about storing the extras and shipping them out. Createspace kind of offers this option as well because they offer author copies which are discounted.
A big thing for me is location. I can have a paperback, but if my readers can’t find it, it’s useless. Luckily, they make it a cinch to get your paperback in the Amazon store as well. Since Createspace is owned by Amazon, it will link up with your already existing ebook page.
I think loads of people have a dream to write their own book and seeing it physical form takes on a slightly different meaning than an ebook.
Don’t forget to snag your copy of my coaching book below!