One of the most popular features of The Author Helper Suite is ReaderTeams. You may be more familiar with the premise of ReaderTeams as “ARC readers”. This method was all the rage a couple of years ago as indie authors searched for ways to connect with and reward their readers.
Guess what. It’s still an excellent way to connect with and reward readers!
The idea is simple. Once your book is in shape to be read (by someone other than you and your editor) you can share a copy with your fans for their feedback. Before ReaderTeams was introduced, the author had to find a way to manage readers, their feedback, and their participation level. You don’t want to just give out free books to people who don’t have an intention of contributing. The solution usually required a mix of spreadsheets, social media, email, and online docs. With ReaderTeams, authors were suddenly able to do almost all of this in AHS.
If you haven’t tried a ReaderTeam, it should be on your to-do list (whether you use AHS’ tool, or not!)
Check out this YouTube playlist. It covers the essentials of setting up and managing your team on The Author Helper Suite.