Why Page 99, Not Page 1?
Because it's arbitrary. It's rarely as worked on as the elements we usually judge a book by. Like the synopsis, the first few pages, or (you know it's true) the cover.
Why Not More Than 1 Page?
Because it's supposed to be a snapshot. A snippet. You've got 1 page to capture a reader. Failed miserably? We all have! Revise your manuscript and try again.
Some Uploads Aren't Page 99
It's up to the writer to play by 'the rules'. To get the most useful reader feedback, writers should upload page 99 (rather than an overworked page).
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