Beta Reader Review Services 2020-06-23T19:59:09+00:00

Andrea Fleck-Nisbit, HarperCollins (Horizon)

VP & Publisher

“We were impressed with Kevin Anderson & Associates’ beta reader service. As a publisher, we found it invaluable to receive direct and honest feedback from target readers. The breadth, thoroughness, and high level of thoughtful detail contained in the report helped guide our editorial decisions. We especially appreciated how the report offered constructive criticism, combined with actionable editorial solutions to address identified problems. We were very happy with the professionalism of Kevin Anderson & Associates and the great services they provide.”

Manuscript Review

Our full-length MS service provides extensive raw and unbiased feedback from 20+ beta readers within your target demographic.

Survey results are analyzed by a former Big-5 acquisitions editor who compiles the data into a 20-page report with specific reader- centric suggestions.

The Process


We draw 20-30 readers from a database of over 25,000 individuals, based on demographics of your choosing.


Selected readers sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and receive a watermarked PDF of the manuscript.


Readers respond to 30-50 short and long answer questions carefully crafted by industry professionals to draw out and identify specific issues.


The feedback is analyzed by our Senior Editor and compiled into a comprehensive 20-page report that includes readers’ quotes, trends, net-promoter score, and editorial recommendations.

Total Cost: $4,500
Schedule: Within 30 Days

Customize Per Your Target Market

Our process allows you to…

Present specific questions or concerns for readers to consider while reviewing your manuscript

Suggest 1-3 titles for the readers evaluate

Choose the exact type of reader you want based on the following criteria:

Age demographic,Gender, religious affiliation, political affiliation, family status (married, divorced, parent, etc.), and education level

Choose the genre(s).

Note: Readers read an average of 10 books or more a year within the target genre.


  • Advice and How-To
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Business
  • Cooking
  • General Nonfiction
  • History
  • Humor
  • Politics and Current Events
  • Parenting
  • Science
  • True Crime
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • …and more


  • Action and Adventure
  • African American Interest
  • Crime Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Historical Mysteries
  • Horror
  • Literary Fiction
  • Psychological Thrillers
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Thrillers
  • Women’s Fiction
  • …and more

Additonal Services

Title Survey

Test multiple titles and subtitles with over 350 beta readers.

  • Readers will rate each title and rank them in order of preference
  • Ask readers three specific questions about your titles
  • Readers provide feedback and additional title suggestions

Total Cost: $750
Schedule: 2 Weeks

Cover Survey

Test multiple book covers with 350 beta readers.

  • Readers will rate each cover and rank them in order of preference
  • Readers provide feedback and additional cover suggestions

Total Cost: $750
Schedule: 2 Weeks

Discover What Readers Really Think About Your Book and Make Editorial Decisions Based on Data

Call or email us to make an order.

Call (Toll Free): 1-844-997-4837 / 844-9-WRITER

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