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?