Ten of my friends were beta readers for me. To my surprise, they have asked to continue. Bless their hearts! I must be doing something right (or write?) with my novels because they say they can't wait to beta read the next one.
When my book was live they, along with many other friends, facebooked to their friends, joined my fanpage, promoted me on books sites. They have bent over backwards, encouraging every step that I take.
I would be nowhere in regard to the publishing world without my friends, and I owe them unending gratitude. Thank you, every single one of you. Thank you, from the tips of my toes to the top of my storytelling, blonde head. You are absolutely the best amis a person could ever hope to have.
The Beatles were right. I get by with a little (or in my case a LOT) help from my friends!