Want to help us make a great book? Participate in manuscript review.

Manuscript Reviewers read chapters when they are completed—fresh from the author—and provide valuable feedback. They comment on the writing, technical content, examples, source code, Table of Contents, and even offer their opinions on the state of the technology or reader needs. The goal of a manuscript review is to improve the quality of the book prior to publication, by testing the content's relevance, accuracy, readability and scope of coverage.

All you need is to be interested in the book's topic. While expertise is certainly helpful, we need reviews both from experts and beginners. The manuscript review is a vital part of making a great book and all Manning chapters are reviewed multiple times by many people..

Once you have joined our reviewers pool, we will let you know about upcoming reviews. Some reviews are structured, with a set number of chapters to be reviewed, and a fixed start and end date, which helps reviewers check their schedule to make sure they are able to participate. Other manuscripts have ongoing chapter-by-chapter reviews, that allow you to grab each new chapter as it comes in and then read it and share your thoughts with us.

Interested? Reviewers are not paid but you will be acknowledged in the book you reviewed and will receive a complimentary copy of the eBook and printed book. This invitation is open to anyone with feedback to share, including MEAP subscribers.

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