Page 99 Test is an application that can help writers gauge what a wide audience of people think of their work. With minimal effort, aspiring authors can upload one page of text from their latest novel—ideally page 99—to be read and reviewed by strangers online. These online reviewers, then, get the chance to decide based on reading that single page whether or not they’d be interested in reading further and checking out the entire book.
How you use Page 99 Test will depend on whether you’re a writer, a reader, or both. To submit your writing to be read by others on the site, just create a display name, choose a password, and upload your page. The app asks writers to put in some basic information, such as the book title, author name, publication status, and genre. Once your page is uploaded, you’ll begin receiving notices whenever other users offer feedback on your work. For writers who’ve got more than one book in the pipeline, Page 99 Test lets you upload up to three pages for a maximum of 30 days at a time. Although your page will be taken down from the front end of the site after that 30-day mark is hit, you can continue to login and review the feedback that was left by other users for as long as you wish.
To check out what other people are posting on the site, just click “Start Reading.” You can choose to read selections from your favorite genres, or sit back and let Page 99 Test bring up a randomly generated page for you to check out. Once you’ve read the page, select “Yes! I would turn the page” or “No, I wouldn’t turn the page” and type in a few sentences letting the author how you made your decision. Page 99 Test keeps the details of the writers as private as possible before the review has been made, helping to ensure honestly and provide anonymity for people who’d rather not have their identity shared with the world.
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