1. Use Google Docs
I was able to do this with two of them, but one I did via PDF and two on Word. It's hard, let me say. Commenting on Word is hard for me, but Google docs is easy, so now I just use Docs. It's a whole lot easier to do than writing about each little things because I can just point it out.
2. If it's during a busy month...skip it.
One of the ones I did was amazing, but I almost didn't finish it in time because it was during Camp NaNoWriMo, and it was hard. :( Yeah, so if it's going to be a long or busy month, then don't offer to do it, you don't want to have to go back on your word and be unable to finish.
3. Don't have two projects.
This can get hard and you don't have a lot of time to do other things. I would definitely choose one, but this is all up to you! Some people can handle the endless amount of stress and annoyance. *flops*
I've also learned things that have not been satisfying and I will definitely apply to mine.
Beta readers are helping YOU!
Beta-readers are doing you an amazingly huge favor, you are doing almost nothing for them.
One project I am currently beta-reading, I actually had to search through the blog to find the form, it was 'hidden' in one of the posts under a tag.
Um, no. You should be doing whatever you can to make it easier, not harder. And also, cutting people...nope. Not all of your beta-readers will be able to finish it, so take all beta-readers.
Edit for at least three months after writing draft before sending if off!
I edited for one month after writing it and then sent it off...like a dingbat. By the time I got all of the answers in, I was already planning to re-write, because it was just too soon! Wait before sending it off, pleeeease!
Have a alpha reader!
These guys are AMAZING! They'll tell you what to change before the big herd does. Eeeeeveryone should have one, and...*coughs* I'm one. *shoves link to credentials at you* But anyways, check around! Abi does them too, ask one of us, or if you have one, use them!
I hoped this helped you, feel free to ask any questions in the comments, or just message me!
Have you ever beta-read or had your book beta-read? Anything you would add? Do you need your book beta-read? (I can answer questions)