The process of publishing top quality books involves many stages. Mixed into the stages are different groups of fabulous people who play a crucial role in producing magnificent books that all become bestselling masterpieces. If you want to join any of the elite inner circle of fans feel free to click on the groups you want to join. All of the groups run via email lists and there is a Goodreads Inner Circle private group where all of the members kibitz and chat with each other and of course Leeland Artra himself.

Book Production Phases

v1. Rough Draft
v2. Story Editorial Read (professional editor) – plot, pacing, characters, dialog, etc.
v3. Line Edit Pass (professional editor) – grammar, word choice, adverb smashing, etc.
v4. Rough Readers (toughest of the tough elite team) – feedback for story improvements, pacing, etc.
v5. Editorial Proof Read Pass (professional editor) – second line edit pass
v6. Privy Council (elite email list) – feedback & editorial read
v7. Alpha Squad (elite team list) – only the best of the best proof readers let no typo survive!
v8. Proof Reader (professional proofreader)
v9. Elite Cohort (elite support list) – review writers
– Kickstarter Presales Campaign –
v10. Release News Subscribers (general announcement release email list) – Public Sales

Elite Email Lists

To join any of these elite email lists simply click on name and provide the requested information. You may join more than one. Once you are approved you will be given access to the Goodreads group. You may leave any list at any time. All reader phases have time limits (general 10 days).

  • Rough ReadersRough Readers Badge – receive the second draft of my books as MS Word docx files and usually have about ten days to finish reading the book while commenting and editing it for pacing, development, etc.

    The reward for being a Rough Reader is that you have lots of input to the coming books, your name is listed on my website, you may use/wear the Rough Reader badge, and final you get the final eBook you worked on via an Amazon gift purchase when it is released.

  • Privy Council – are readers with a deep love for fantasy, science-fiction, and the English language. Privy Council members receive the the sixth draft of my books as MS Word docx files and usually have about ten days to finish reading the book while correcting grammar, punctuation, consistency and word usage (Is he your Principle or your PrinciPAL?). Privy Council members also assist with rewriting/rewording sections that need help.

    The reward for being a Privy Council member is that you have lots of input to the coming books, your name is listed on my website, you may use/wear the Privy Council badge, and final you get the final eBook you worked on via an Amazon gift purchase when it is released.

  • Alpha Squad – The special forces of typo hunters! Alpha Squad members receive the the seventh near publication version of my books as EPUB or MOBI files and usually have less than ten days to finish reading the book while looking for clarity and flow issues – and some light line editing items.

    The reward for being a Alpha Squad member is that you have the satisfaction of keeping all our books top quality, your name listed on my website, you may use/wear the Alpha Squad badge, and final you get the final eBook you worked on via an Amazon gift purchase when it is released.

  • Elite CohortElite Cohort Badge – The superstars of perfection. Elite Cohort members have a deep love for fantasy, science-fiction, and even the smallest typo leaps from the book slapping them in the face making them grind their teeth in despair. Elite Cohort members receive the the ninth publication ready version of my books as EPUB or MOBI files and usually have less than five days to read the book looking for typos and formatting issues. The Elite Cohort is my LAST LINE OF DEFENSE against errors making it into publication.

    The reward for being an Elite Cohort member is that you have the satisfaction helping produce a perfect, zero error book, plus your name listed on my website, you may use/wear the Elite Cohort badge, and final you get the final eBook you worked on via an Amazon gift purchase when it is released.

  • Shadow Cabinet – (by invitation only) The Shadow Cabinet has access to any and all version of my books, past, present, and future. They have all provided and continue to provide incredible support for my books. Some items I can reveal about what the members have done in the past are: helping with sales by asking the bookstores and libraries in their area to carry my books, buying my books even though they get them for free, jumping in when things have gone totally wrong with some aspect of publications and helped put things back on track. I can’t thank them enough and they truly are the elite of the elite.

    Duties: Classified

    Reward: Hidden in mystery

    The rewards for being on the Shadow Cabinet are mysterious at best. Of course, they have total access to me via email, Facebook, and Twitter. For the members of this group that desire it I list them as supporters. When we end up at the same science-fiction / fantasy / gaming conference or if they visit the Seattle area I take them out for savory foods and tasty beverages.

Note: Continued membership on all lists (except the Shadow Cabinet) is based on performance. You may be removed at any time.

 


All Elite Email List Members

Members also listed on the individual book data page they contributed to.

Rough ReadersRough Readers BadgeElite

  • Al Guerra
  • Daniel Chee
  • Diane Rapp
  • Donovan Peterson
  • Emerald Barnes
  • J.W. Doane
  • James Jarrett
  • Larry Hanna
  • Lars Elckmeier
  • Leslie Ellis
  • Madison
  • Michael Shin
  • Nancy Hodson
  • Nick Prario
  • Privy Council
  • Scott Baddley

Privy CouncilPrivy Council Badgehero-team

  • Maria Messruther
  • Nancy Hodson
  • Kylee Borger
  • Robert Devoe
  • Joyce Talley
  • Diane Rapp
  • Robert Devoe
  • Scott Baddley

Alpha SquadAlpha Squad BadgeElite Team In Action

  • Betty Gragg
  • Braiden Beck
  • Brian Baker
  • Calvin Quattlebaum
  • Cameron Anderson
  • Carol Sabo
  • Chris Spaun
  • CLAY
  • Craig Thomas
  • Diane Rapp
  • Dirk Beccard
  • Ed
  • Jackie Ambrose
  • Jaycee
  • Jeff Zweig
  • Jennifer Coston
  • jessica marks
  • John Kirk
  • Joy Wilson
  • Kay Timbreza
  • Kyle Morris
  • Larkin Livesay
  • Laura Johnson
  • Lisa McGOWAN
  • Lola Lucas
  • Lori Lynne
  • Maria Messruther
  • Mathew Reynolds
  • Michael Lawrence
  • Nancy Hodson
  • Nick Prario
  • Nicole Gaines
  • Noel Moreland
  • Orlando Accetty
  • Patrick Wilkerson
  • Philip Hershey
  • Phillip Rodriguez
  • Rick Adkins
  • Robert McLin
  • Sam Poe
  • Shannon Jean Rhea
  • stephen convey
  • Steve Brauksieck
  • tim irimies
  • timothy coulter
  • Tom Crouch
  • Torsten Steinert
  • Trevor Moore
  • trish guy

Elite CohortElite Cohort Badgecohort

  • Betty Gragg
  • Braiden Beck
  • Brian Baker
  • Calvin Quattlebaum
  • Cameron Anderson
  • Carol Sabo
  • Chris Spaun
  • CLAY
  • Craig Thomas
  • Daniel Chee
  • Daniel Olesen
  • Diane Rapp
  • Dirk Beccard
  • Donovan Peterson
  • Ed
  • J.W. Doane
  • Jackie Ambrose
  • James Jarrett
  • Jaycee
  • Jeff Zweig
  • Jennifer Coston
  • jessica marks
  • John Blankenship
  • John Kirk
  • Joy Wilson
  • Joyce Talley
  • Kay Timbreza
  • Kyle Morris
  • Kylee Borger
  • Larkin Livesay
  • larry hanna
  • Lars Eickmeier
  • Leslie Ellis
  • Lisa McGOWAN
  • llhanna
  • Lola Lucas
  • Lori Strickland
  • Madison
  • Maria Messruther
  • Mary Jeddore Blakney
  • Mathew Reynolds
  • Matt
  • Michael Lawrence
  • Michael Shin
  • Nancy Hodson
  • Nick Prario
  • Nicole Gaines
  • Noel Moreland
  • Orlando Accetty
  • Patrick Wilkerson
  • Philip Hershey
  • Phillip Rodriguez
  • Rick Adkins
  • Robert McLin
  • Sam Poe
  • stephen convey
  • Steve Brauksieck
  • tim irimies
  • timothy coulter
  • Torsten Steinert
  • Trevor Moore
  • trish guy

Shadow CabinetShadow Cabinet Badgeshadows

  • To Be Released