Getting Book Feedback – Stephen Shapiro

Since my final put up about my subsequent e-book sparked a lot curiosity, I’ve determined to doc my journey right here in hopes it should profit others.

This is e-book quantity 7. Although I’ve revealed books way back to 2001 (with a good earlier e-book from 1996 once I labored at Accenture), I all the time study one thing new.

At the tip of final week, I despatched out the beta model of the e-book to a dozen reviewers. These are folks I do know and belief. People who know my content material and know innovation. It is principally clients who give me open and trustworthy suggestions.

To acquire suggestions, I exploit the “Help this e-book“software program that Rob Fitzpatrick talks about in his e-book, Write helpful books.

I uploaded the complete manuscript and requested my beta readers to inform me what they appreciated, what confused them, and what wanted to go. The picture is the precise dashboard for the primary few chapters. In the primary days I already obtained 100 responses from 5 of the readers. We nonetheless have a couple of weeks for reviewers to offer suggestions.

Glad you may see the suggestions visually.

  • Green = This is helpful.
  • Red = love this!
  • Yellow = Here’s a thought you would possibly wish to take into account.
  • Purple = This is complicated.
  • Blue = Feels sluggish and dragging.

I’ll use this technique for a minimum of 3 rounds of suggestions. More possible, for a number of causes.

In future posts, I’ll speak about my publishing and advertising methods, modifying ways, and extra. The e-book additionally has a brand new identify and I’ll share it sooner or later. Stay tuned!

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