Not ready to sign up?

Tell us why!


Beta Matching

$10/manuscript + optional reader compensation

Up to 10 beta matches
Hands-off feedback process
15-question feedback form (with option to customize)
Compensate readers what you wish

Checkout

What to expect


Spire handles all the work of finding beta readers and facilitating the feedback process. Our enthusiastic readers are eager to help authors improve their work.

Step 1: Checkout (with optional reader compensation)

At checkout, you will pay a $10 listing fee (along with optional reader compensation) and indicate how many beta readers you're requesting. The listing fee covers up to 10 beta matches and all feedback coordination. 100% of any reader compensation you pay will go to your reader(s).


While reader compensation is optional, we encourage it to maintain a professional contract between reader and author. We cannot guarantee feedback or deadlines for uncompensated reads. We recommend $20 per reader for a full length novel.

See more info about reader compensation in the FAQ below.

Step 3: Spire finds your beta readers
We send a proposal to readers of your genre with the details you provided about your work, along with the reader compensation amount you specified & paid. Once a reader accepts, we send them your specified feedback form and your manuscript via a protected PDF. You'll be notified that you've got a match!

See more info about our matching process & how we protect your work in the FAQ below.

Step 4: Receive feedback within 21 days

We handle all communication with beta readers, including reminder emails and any follow ups. As soon as a reader completes their feedback form, we send you their feedback and revoke access to your manuscript. After the feedback period is complete, we release the reader compensation funds you paid to your reader(s).

See more info about feedback coordination in the FAQ below.

Step 2: Submit your manuscript

Once you checkout, you'll have access to our author intake form. Here, you'll share your manuscript and details about your work (including a blurb, comp titles, and content warnings) that will be used to match you with a beta reader(s).


You will specify if you want to use Spire's Reader Response Form to collect feedback, or share with us your own form (up to 15 questions).


Beta Matching

$10/manuscript + optional reader compensation

Up to 10 beta matches
Hands-off feedback process
15-question feedback form
(with option to customize)
Compensate readers what
you wish

Checkout

What to expect


Spire handles all the work of finding beta readers and facilitating the feedback process. Our enthusiastic readers are eager to help authors improve their work.

Step 1: Checkout (with optional reader compensation)

At checkout, you will pay a $10 listing fee (along with optional reader compensation) and indicate how many beta readers you're requesting. The listing fee covers up to 10 beta matches and all feedback coordination. 100% of any reader compensation you pay will go to your reader(s).


While reader compensation is optional, we encourage it to maintain a professional contract between reader and author. We cannot guarantee feedback or deadlines for uncompensated reads. We recommend $20 per reader for a full length novel.

See more info about reader compensation in the FAQ below.

Step 2: Submit your manuscript

Once you checkout, you'll have access to our author intake form. Here, you'll share your manuscript and details about your work (including a blurb, comp titles, and content warnings) that will be used to match you with a beta reader(s).


You will specify if you want to use Spire's Reader Response Form to collect feedback, or share with us your own form (up to 15 questions).

Step 3: Spire finds your beta readers
We send a proposal to readers of your genre with the details you provided about your work, along with the reader compensation amount you specified & paid. Once a reader accepts, we send them your specified feedback form and your manuscript via a protected PDF. You'll be notified that you've got a match!


See more info about our matching process & how we protect your work in the FAQ below.

Step 4: Receive feedback within 21 days

We handle all communication with beta readers, including reminder emails and any follow ups. As soon as a reader completes their feedback form, we send you their feedback and revoke access to your manuscript. After the feedback period is complete, we release the reader compensation funds you paid to your reader(s).


See more info about feedback coordination in the FAQ below.

Meet some of our readers

Not ready to sign up?

Tell us why!

FAQ

How we approve beta readers

Our matching process

How we protect your work

Why compensate readers?

How compensation works

Your communication with readers

© Spire 2023

© Spire 2023

© Spire 2023