Reader Report Feedback and Recommendations
What is the book about?
How polished is the writing? Does it feel professional or amateurish? How common are clunky sentences that need editing? Do wordy, repetitive sections need trimming? Is the text consistent or contradictory? Does the text contain grammar, typography, and punctuation errors? Is the word usage (clichés, metaphors, idiom) effective or problematic?
Voice and Tone
Is the narrator’s voice authentic, compelling, engaging, irritating? What is the tone of the book (formality, use of first or second person, humor, etc.)? Does the tone fit the piece?
What is the book’s intended readership? What are the chances for successful sales of this book? Does the book fit a popular niche that is not oversaturated? Is there “room” in the market for this book? Is the book’s subject a popular topic that could find ready readers? What other books in the market are similar to this one and are they successful? How would this book stand out in the market? Does the overall idea seem different and unique?
Author’s Platform and Presence
What is the author’s platform? If nonfiction, does the author have a great deal of visibility and credibility in the market (TV, radio, speaking engagements, membership in organizations, etc.)? Has the author been previously published? If so, with whom?
Reader Reports include a 10-point scale scoring your manuscript in these areas and conclude with recommended next steps. Reader Reports are ready to review in about two weeks.
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