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How do I split a chapter?

You can split a chapter by clicking the Scissors icon between two paragraphs: A new chapter will then be forged out of the text below the cut mark. Any inline comments will follow along to the new chapter. Any chapter level comments will remain on the original...

How do I cancel my subscription?

If you for some reason decide that you no longer want to subscribe to a BetaReader plan: Go to Account > SubscriptionsClick Cancel Your subscription will be cancelled according to our terms of service.

Reading data & reports

Once your readers have started reading your story, you'll want to follow up on their progress. Nothing is as satisfying as seeing in real-time people consume your story! You'll find the reports for your book under the "Reports" tab. Reader filters Use this tool to...

Reader surveys

The most obvious way to collect feedback on your manuscript is to let your readers comment and react directly in the text, but did you know that you can also slip in reader surveys between chapters? Here's how you do it: Go to the Content overview.Click Add > Add...

Configuring the reader experience

On the web, you'll find the font size button in the top of the e-reader: And the color mode switcher in the user dropdown: In the smartphone app, the color mode and font settings are on top of the book / manuscript:

Reading works on BetaReader.io

We strive to make the reader experience to as good and streamlined as possible, and offer e-readers for the following platforms: Web - Mac/PC - Official support latest version Chrome (IE, Firefox & Safari will work but are not as heavily tested)Mobile web...

Swapping a read for a read

If you find it hard to get readers to read your work, you might be able to trade a read for a read with another author. Go to app.betareader.io/discover and find a manuscript that you think you can provide valuable feedback on, then click "Suggest a swap" instead of...

How to share your work

As a writer, you are always in control of who can read your book, and you can revoke access for any reader at any point.  By default when you add a book to betareader.io it has it publish state set to: Unpublished.In this state you can invite...

Download your manuscript

If you have made changes to your manuscript in BetaReader and want to continue reworking that text somewhere else you can export the new version to a .docx file. Only the author and collaborators can download a manuscript. Readers can only read online or via the...

Managing content versions

Content versions is a concept within BetaReader.io that helps you to differentiate different versions of your manuscript, and to manage which readers can access which version. This is useful if you for example want to A/B test a few different endings. By...

Managing readers

You can invite readers to your work from the Readers tab. Sort readers by name, creation date, when they started reading, when they were last seen, and how far they have reached in your story. Inviting a new reader Step 1 (optional): Create a reader sign-up form. In...