New experience for me — I sent out a message to my list that I needed beta testers for my new “Kindle EBook Course.”
I asked for 10 beta testers for my new ebook course and got 25. The course teaches authors how to make an ebook and place it for sale using Amazon’s Kindle DTP program. Now that’s “awesome” or “cool” having 25 people get back to you in 2 days and volunteer.
But what’s even more awesome or cool is the feedback I’m getting on my ebook course.
Not “oh, you’re course is great” (although I did get those comments) but the really good constructive criticism I’m getting. One gentleman slapped me up side the head and told me “I needed to put my ebook information in bite sized chunks.”
At first I was like “say what?” And then I went to the 75 page ebook, re-read it and realized he was absolutely correct when he said “beginners would feel over-whelmed by that many pages.”
You see, I like to gobble up information and others, like bite-sized chunks. I forgot this.
So I took his advice (that’s the whole point of having beta testers), separated the ebook into 6 smaller ones that explained each step in detail (bite sized chunks).
Even though I added more pictures with additional explanations thus making the combined ebooks to be more pages now than the original, the smaller ebooks work because Authors will now go through each step in separate bite sized chunks. Completely one task before they go on to the next.
Is my Kindle eBook Course better now?
Well one comment I got back was “Although I use a Macintosh computer (I have both a PC and Mac) I found your ebook course to be very “EZ”. As I informed you, I am not a beginner, but I feel quite confident that any beginning author will easily find his/her way through your course. You have presented your Kindle ebook course in a very clear, concise and easily understood manner in my opinion, and you have done a commendable job in producing and creating a viable, salable product.”
I loved the Beta Tester used “EZ” as that was my motto for years — “Making the Complicated EZ.”
It also doesn’t hurt that she was gracious enough to tell me where my punctuation and spelling errors were. One more plus for having beta testers for my ebook course.
So when you write your ebook whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, you might want beta testers to go through it. And if they don’t know you even better. They’ll be less caring of your ego (feelings) and tell you where it needs improvement.
Yes, your ego might rear up and give you a “say what” at their feedback but if you listen and see the truth of what your beta testers are suggesting, you’ll end up with a final result you’ll be proud to offer.
I know I am.