Thank you for your interest in beta reading!

A lot of people say they want to be a beta reader, but that's before they know what it takes to be one. It's actually quite a bit of work and goes beyond reading an early copy and saying, "Yeah, I liked it" or "It sucked!" So, what does being a beta reader mean? Well, here is a beta reader primer for Age of Swords and all the beta reads follow that process, so it should give you a good idea.

As you might imagine, there will be far more people wanting "in" then we can possibly manage through the process. If you are not selected, please don't take it personally. Robin does a great job managing the program and it's always hard to narrow down the list. When answering the questions in this survey, keep in mind that we want a wide range of experience and levels of past reading familiarity. So don't worry about a particular answer that you think may disqualify you...it may do just the opposite ;-)

Thanks again for your interest, and we'll be in touch closer to the beta read.

What is your name? *

First and last, please.

Please provide your email address: *

Agreement to protect the manuscript *

By participating in the beta test, you acknowledge that the manuscript is provided for your eyes only and will not be shared with others without the prior written permission of Michael J. Sullivan.

Agreement to avoid spoilers. *

By checking the following box, you agree to refrain from posting any comments about the book that might contain spoilers. An exception is made for posts in the beta group forum.

Would you like to be added to the waitlist if you aren't initially selected?

Waitlist readers will be tapped if a beta reader drops out.

Which series would you like to be a beta reader for? *

Would you like to be informed of future betas, special promotions, and book releases?

Gender: *

Age: *

What country do you live in? *

Which best describes your English language skills? *

Which Michael J. Sullivan novels have you read? *

If you've read Riyria Revelations in their six-book format rather than the omnibus editions, select the omnibus titles that include one or both of the individual books you've read.

How long have you been reading fantasy? *

Which best describes you as a READER? *

Which best describes your experience as a WRITER? *

Which best describes your experience with beta reading? *

Which best describes your thoughts on past works you've read by Michael? *

Have you ever met Michael J. Sullivan in person before? *

For the sake of this question phone conversations count as "in person."

List your five favorite books or series.

Notes or Comments

Is there anything additional I should know?