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Book Chat: NetGalley

Okay guys, I know I’m super late to hop onto the NetGalley bandwagon, but ohmygoodness, is it amazing or what?

I’ve been seeing it all over the place lately on lots of your In My Mailboxes.  I wondered where you were all getting these amazing books…so many titles I’ve been dying to read: The Lying Game by Sara Shepard, Matched by Ally Condie, Populazzi by Elise Allen. I’m not quite sure why I didn’t just do a quick Google search to figure it out earlier.

I finally did my research.

Then I kicked myself for not looking into it sooner!

For those of you who don’t know, NetGalley is…

a service for people who read and recommend books. Publishers upload their galleys, plus any marketing and promotional information; then invite contacts to view their title on NetGalley. Readers can also find new titles through NetGalley’s Public Catalog, and request to review those titles from the publisher.

Last night I logged in, created my profile and quickly requested a few books. I got my first confirmation today and can’t wait to get reading.

I ended up having a problem viewing my profile and I was SO impressed when I tweeted to NetGalley and Jane, NetGalley’s Directer of Development and Operations, quickly fixed my problem and made sure I was up and running. Excellent customer service. I so appreciate that.

I know the world of reading is changing every day, but I think the changes are all positive. I still love my library, and of course, I’ll always love browsing the bookstore and purchasing books for my shelf, but I’m so grateful that there are sites like NetGalley who help reviewers out by providing books electronically. So cool! Just another way to keep spreading the word about great books and authors.

Thanks a million to the amazing Kari who answered many of my NetGalley questions….I do have one more though! If I don’t download the book right away, but I’ve been approved to read it, will it disappear from my homepage after a certain amount of time?

Since I’m new to all of this, I’d love to hear your NetGalley tips and tricks.

Do you use NetGalley? What do you think?

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16 thoughts on “Book Chat: NetGalley”

  1. I LOVE NetGalley.

    I had the same question as you, so I tried it out. Your time does not start until you first open the book file.

    Also, I’m a new follower!

  2. Hey! First of all, I’m ridiculously honored that Populazzi is on your “dying to read” list next to titles by Ally Condie and Sara Shepard.

    As for Net Galley, I knew nothing about it until I saw bloggers saying they found Populazzi there… and I still had no idea what it was. The Twitter-sphere filled me in, and it sounds like an incredible resource.

    Glad you’re on it — happy reading!

    xo,

    Elise

  3. I do use NetGalley, and I really love it. I don’t know the answer to your question, though, because I haven’t been using it that long. I have a Kindle, and it was very easy to figure out how to get the book on my Kindle — using wireless. Piece of cake! I’m really enjoying it.

    1. @Annette, NetGalley saw my post and sent me an email answer to my question. Awesome customer service 🙂 Glad you’re loving NetGalley too!

  4. I have heard so many people saying they got The Lying Game from NetGalley and I can’t find it. If you do, let me know!!! And thank you for the shout out 🙂 I’ll be glad to ask any more questions you have!!

    1. @Kari, You can’t find it? Crazy! Maybe they took it down? Last I saw it, it was in the teens section on one of the first few pages.

  5. Do you know how long you get with a book? I am totally new to NetGalley too! I was so excited that I requested 4 titles and I wont have my Nook til Christmas!

  6. I never really thought I had a time limit… hm.

    I love Netgalley! It’s such an amazing resource and the people behind it are amazing!

      1. @Jessica Lawlor, Oh! I’ve had a few books on there that I’ve had for months and I can still download and read them! I have a few that aren’t click-able anymore, but most still are. I know you have a few weeks to read it on Adobe and the Nook though.

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