Creating “The Posse”. Wanna join?

As many of you know, I’m a part of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast, streamed live every Tuesday evening.  I’ve learned quite a few things from the show and am starting to implement some changes.  One of those regards my beta readers.  And, before you ask, yes, I’m getting close.  :)

Instead of selecting a number of beta readers, like I normally do, I’m creating a private Facebook group with the sole purpose of gathering some dedicated fans together that are always interested in reading/proofing my books.  Are you interested in joining The Posse?  Would you like to read the stories long before they’re released to the outside world?  Are you willing to leave reviews and share your experience with others?  You know what?  I’ll post a list of what I’m looking for.

Prereqs:

  • Ability to spot typos, grammatical errors, continuity errors, etc.
  • Unafraid to give me critique.
  • Ability to leave reviews on major retailers.
  • Ability to read/review stories in a timely fashion

Are you interested?  Leave a comment here!  I’ll be sending out invites to The Posse as soon as its created!  Thanks for your willingness to help me out!

J.

27 Comments

  • Hello, J. Kawika K.!

    Thank you so much for that comment. It means a lot. Would you like to be a member of the Posse? Do you have FaceBook? If so, send me a friend request and I’ll add you, then invite you to the closed group.

    Thanks again for your willingness to help!!

    J.

  • Aloha Mr. Poole,

    While recently discovering your wonderful collection of wild tales of Lentari, I quickly devoured all of your excellently exploits, and am patiently awaiting for the wild adventures to continue. While never having acquired professional, or any other type of editing experience, I’ve for the entirety of my life have enjoyed reading, and have actively attempted to escape reality and submerge myself in talented authors, like yourself, ingeniously created, wonderfully literatured, imaginary crafted worlds of wonder. However, I have always had an eye for discovering mostly minor, overlooked, normally grammatical mistakes, and have always wanted a way to help fix those mostly minor errors, or discuss a concept personally percieved, but found to be left lacking or left as an incomple thought, or an unfinished minor tangent to the storyline left incomplete and unexplored. Leaving readers curious and disappointed and unable to attain complete closure, regardless if the story series is intact complete, or left otherwise. I would greatly appreciate the chance to proofread your work and be given the opportunity to correspond with you. I would be honored to assist you with minor editing, to pro-offer input, and even possibly discuss or influence an idea. Whatever I can do to help, I’d be happy too. I’ve personally always admired writers, and greatly respected those who are so vastly talented the can create an imaginary world that strongly impacts the real worlds reality, and has the ability to mark, change, and influence people, simply via the written word, for generations, probably and possibly for longer and more. I would be honored to be a member of the posse and would appreciate the opportunity. Hope to hear from you soon.

    A loyal follower of your work,

    J. Kawika K.

  • Hi Jeff. Sent you a response on email. Not sure you received it or not… So, I thought I would add a comment here as well. I am definitely interested. Currently re-reading all 8 Bakkian/Lentari books – just started #3 of Lentari Tales. Making sure I leave reviews. Waiting to hear back – thanks so much.

  • I’d love to be a proof reader for your books

  • Would like to be in the Posse…..

  • As always definitely interested. Loved the new mystery book too. Thinking myself about talking my dh into letting me help him write a book he has an idea about. I have the prolog done alredy just from listening to him discuss it. He always asks me how to spell this that or the other thing. Plus I know how to type as opposed to finger peck.

  • I would absolutely love to be part of the” Posse”!

  • Not sure my comment posted….

  • If you’re still recruiting, I’m available!

  • I would love to be part of the posse.

  • WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY HONORED AND DELIGHTED TO BE YOUR BETA READER WITH THE AMAZING AND AWESOME TEAM YOU HAVE

  • I would be honored if you would have me as a permanent beta reader.

  • Oh I would love to join your “posse” !

  • I love your books, so would LOVE getting to read them first. On a side note nothing irritates me more than spelling mistakes in books. Hopefully that would come in handy

  • I love your books! I would LOVE to join your posse. I am a pretty fast reader and I have caught mistakes other authors have made. I have left reviews of your other books on Amazon. Thanks a lot.

  • Count me in!

  • Would love to join up please! Always wanted to be part of a posse lol

  • Did my last comment come through?

  • Would love to be in the Facebook Group.

    I am a member of the STARFLEET International. I thought you might be interested in the ASG website that I write for the members. I also have created my own business website and have an additional blog that I started over 6 years ago.

    I am also a member of the Institute of Qualified Personal Secretaries.

  • Please, sign me up!

  • I would be honored to be on that Facebook page..

  • I’d love to become a beta reader for you.

  • Would be honored to be included in your posse. Ready and set to help to develope one of the next terrific books you have created for all to enjoy.

  • I’d love to join The Posse

  • I would love to join your Posse Sir!!!! :)

  • Would love to be in the posse!

  • Jeffrey I can think of nothing I would rather dedicate myself to do than help you with your books in whatever capacity you need and I an able. xx

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