Should You Pay To Have Someone Give Feedback On Your Manuscript?

I used four BETA readers for my new novel, choosing two writers and two book club members. All are voracious readers and know me, and they don’t pull punches. From all of them I got different, but equally insightful comments. I paid them with thanks in person and sent Thank You notes after the revise expressing my gratitude for the individual’s unique contribution. Each also will be mentioned in the Acknowledgements. I am wary of paying BETA readers, and would not use one unless recommended by a trusted writer friend.

Sarah Bates
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