News from NetGalley

NetGalley seeking a proactive, enthusiastic part-time Communications Assistant!

 

Are you passionate about the book publishing industry? Goal oriented, and strategy-driven? NetGalley is looking for a part-time Communications Assistant to maintain important client-facing communications and brand strategy. Find out more about NetGalley at www.netgalley.com.

This role will assist the International Account Director, and also provide assistance with client-relationship building as assigned.

Description:

The ideal candidate is a publishing-industry insider with marketing or publicity experience, or B2B brand marketing professional, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate is enthusiastic, professional, extremely organized, and highly detail-oriented; and is adept at prioritization, and juggling multiple tasks.

The perfect candidate will have a knack for creating public-facing content and be comfortable representing the company’s voice and values online, and potentially in-person. Excellent writing skills and tone are a must—friendly, informative, confident, expert. The perfect candidate is a motivated self-starter, in addition.

Familiarity with NetGalley, and the publishing industry is strongly preferred; otherwise, hands-on experience working in a marketing or publicity capacity in any B2B industry is expected.

The NetGalley team is virtual, but we work on an East Coast schedule and many of us are based around NYC. Specific hours will be set when an offer is made, but they will be between 9am-5pm EST, Monday-Friday. This employee will need a home office and to be able to work very effectively in an independent setting. There will be occasional travel to team meetings.

We’re looking for someone available to start immediately, and work 20 hours a week.

You must be:

  • A friendly and professional people-person
  • Able to write well and quickly, especially: engaging professional marketing and publicity tips, detailed announcements about the NetGalley service, and how-to documents
  • Interested to learn and grow by attending professional development events for marketers and publicists, and staying on top of trends and services in the publishing industry
  • Consistent at meeting deadlines within a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work and manage your time independently
  • Comfortable working with a virtual team

We’d appreciate:

  • Publishing or other book-industry background or education, or brand marketing experience
  • A big fan of reading digitally and interest in the overall book publishing industry
  • Experience using cloud-based project- and client-management services like Smartsheet and Confluence
  • Basic familiarity with the NetGalley site and concept

Advantages:

Ability to work remotely from your home office, while gaining invaluable insight into the book publishing industry, specifically fostering client relationships tied to this data- and results-driven market. Plus, you will work with a group of truly amazing and creative people!

How to apply:

Please use this online form to submit your resume, cover letter (brief introduction and how you fit into the description above), and writing sample. Writing sample should be informational in nature, and preferably demonstrating a B2B audience. We look forward to hearing from you!

NetGalley (www.netgalley.com) is an industry-standard service to help readers of influence discover and recommend new books to their audiences. NetGalley delivers secure, digital galleys to professional readers on behalf of over 300 publishers in North America, Australia, the UK, France, Germany and Japan, to help promote and market new books. NetGalley is part of Firebrand Technologies (www.firebrandtech.com) which provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success.

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News from NetGalley

Your reviews are getting attention…

As members of NetGalley, you know that publishers and authors rely on your thoughtful reviews and feedback. We’re showcasing your dedication to helping books succeed by giving your reviews the platform they deserve, to increase their visibility and value. As you submit your reviews on NetGalley, you will notice a few upgrades to the Feedback page – take a look here!

Your reviews will be visible to your fellow book advocates!

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  • Reviews you submit via NetGalley on and after August 14, 2017 will appear on the Title Details pages, visible to other NetGalley members.
  • Adjust your name Display Preferences anytime in the Additional Information section of your Profile.
  • See the average star rating and reviews from fellow members.
  • Learn more here.

As you’re reading reviews from other members, you can indicate which are the most helpful.

Remember: The more reviews you submit, the easier it will be for you and other reviewers, librarians, booksellers, educators, and media professionals to decide which books to request, read, and review. (P.S. If you need any tips for writing reviews, you can find them here!).

Thanks as always for your continued support of NetGalley and dedication to helping books succeed.

All best,
The NetGalley Team

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News from NetGalley

We hope to see you at BookExpo America & BookCon!5-4-2016 4-29-28 PM

BookExpo America: June 1st & 2nd
BookCon: June 3rd & 4th
Javits Center, New York City

Fun reasons to visit our booth, #2015:

Declare yourself a true #BookAdvocate by taking a selfie in front of our banner. Share it to show that you help books succeed!

Snag one of our buttons & postcards (for yourself and a friend!).

Exciting news this year:

We’re sharing a booth with Bookish, our sister company!
Get a Bookish tote bag and your badge scanned, to be one of the first readers notified about a special giveaway that will be happening on the Bookish site after BEA/BookCon.

Psst: Giveaway will include signed swag
from Leigh Bardugo and Christina Lauren,
plus more Bookish goodies!

Won’t be attending? No worries! You can still share in the excitement by
downloading the Buzz Books to discover the most highly-touted books being
published this fall-winter.

      

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Webinar: The Author’s Path

On May 10, two authors – one from the UK and one from the US – hosted a webinar for an insightful, behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing, publishing, and promoting their work.

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be a published author, what the options are when you’ve finished your book, or how to go about finally finishing your book, this webinar offered some real-life experiences that enlightened and inspired.

  Stuart Evers – former commissioning editor and now author of two collections of stories and a novel.
&
Myfanwy Collins – author of a novel for adults, a collection of stories, and a novel for young adults.

These two authors took writers like you through the possibilities and the pitfalls, the joys and lows of pursuing the author’s path. Listen to the recording here to hear more about their journey!

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News from NetGalley

London Book Fair Recap, 2017

The sun shone brightly through the glass domes of Olympia last week, as the London Book Fair came to town. The weather was for once fresh and clear, but the general atmosphere seemed more changeable. While some publishers and agents were reporting enthusiastic offers and exciting auctions; others seemed more cautious, perhaps in light of Brexit and other market conditions. Overall it felt slightly less busy around the halls, but the buzz was still palpable.

London Book Fair is conducted in seven sections, each notionally devoted to different aspects of the publishing industry– trade, academic, tech support, remaindered books, etc – and seeing the sheer breadth of what is available is staggering. Whether you’re a new digital start up, an author wandering the halls trying to get publishers to buy his book, an auction being conducted for a hot debut, or a business meeting about meta-data provision, all publishing life seems to be there. It’s no wonder that everyone looks exhausted by Thursday afternoon.

At NetGalley, we love attending LBF – we’re lucky that we interact with so many publishers from so many different territories, and it was great to be able to catch up with so many of them. We also met with some new publishers, who hopefully will be joining us soon. But the Fair is more than just a series of meetings.

We also had some time to attend some of the many, many seminars and lectures that took place over the three days. Particularly of interest was the panel on the visual language of publishing. We learned a lot, especially from literary agent and former Marketing Manager of Foyle’s Bookshop, Julia Kingsford. Her top tips for social media were very instructive – you can read them here – but our favourite was this: always post your images and photos in landscape not portrait. That way everyone can see the full image, and there is less awkward cropping of the image!

As ever though, the best thing about the fair was hearing about all the books that will in around eighteen months (or even sooner) be finding their way on to NetGalley. We were most excited to hear that there’ll be a new Eleanor Catton novel, the first non-fiction book from Jarvis Cocker, and we’re already intrigued about the new Swedish crime sensation In The Mire by Susanne Jansson. We can’t wait for you to read them!

P.S. We look forward to doing it all over again at BookExpo & BookCon in NYC (June 1-4, booth #2015). Hopefully we will see you there!

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News from NetGalley

NetGalley seeking Bilingual (Spanish) Community Assistant

 

Are you passionate about interacting with a community of book advocates, and to help build pre-publication buzz for new books? NetGalley is looking for a full-time Bilingual (Spanish) Community Assistant. Find out more about NetGalley at www.netgalley.com.

This position reports to NetGalley’s Community Manager and includes handling social media, content creation, and customer support, as well as assisting with administrative tasks and scheduling.

The ideal candidate has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; is enthusiastic, professional, extremely organized, and highly detail-oriented; and is adept at prioritization, juggling multiple tasks, and meeting deadlines. Familiarity with NetGalley is strongly preferred; otherwise candidate must be digital-savvy with an understanding of current reading devices (and always willing to learn). A moderate knowledge of the publishing industry and book publicity/marketing is expected, while hands-on experience working in a book marketing position is strongly preferred. The perfect candidate will have a knack for creating public-facing content and be comfortable representing the company’s voice and values online and potentially in-person. The candidate must be bilingual to potentially handle Spanish-language support and communications with our community.

The NetGalley team is virtual, but we work on an East Coast schedule and many of us are based around NYC. This employee will need a home office and to be able to work very effectively in an independent setting. There will be occasional travel to team meetings.

Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of professional marketing/publicity experience, especially related to books.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, including strong instincts and keen understanding of when and how best to engage with community.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Professional working fluency in Spanish language.
  • Successful at identifying potential social campaigns.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Consistent at meeting deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work and manage your time independently.
  • Comfortable working with a virtual team.
  • A fan of reading digitally and interested in the overall book publishing industry a plus.

We’d appreciate:

  • Familiarity with the NetGalley site and concept.
  • Publishing or other book-industry background or education.
  • Experience using WordPress, Smartsheet, and all social platforms.
  • Basic technical skills (HTML and any design experience a plus).

Advantages:

  • Medical and dental benefits, as well as paid vacation
  • Work from your home office
  • Work with a group of truly amazing and creative people!

How to apply:
Please use this online form to submit your cover letter and resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

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News from NetGalley

Thank you! There’s no denying it, your dedication and enthusiasm for reading and recommending is what helps books succeed, and this week is a perfect time to recognize that. 

Here’s a taste of the impact you’ve had: by the end of 2016, over 2 million books will be read through NetGalley, with close to 500,000 reviews submitted! You have helped place great books in stores, schools and libraries around the world. And most importantly, book influencers like you have helped readers discover new books, fall in love with spell-binding stories, learn about a timely or relevant topic, and become lifelong fans of new authors.

In the spirit of sharing gratitude, we’re also continuing our annual tradition of thanking the publishers who make all this possible.

Be a part of our tradition…

 

Please join us in thanking the publishers who use digital galleys to give you early access to their books. Post a message on our Facebook or Twitter using #thankspublishers, and we’ll collect and share each “thank you” with them on your behalf.

PS: We at NetGalley feel so fortunate to get immediate input from our members when we ask for it. As a direct result of the survey you answered a few months ago, we’ve added three new categories: Historical Fiction, Multicultural Interest, and True Crime. Start browsing now, and make sure to update your Profile (under Your Categories) if you’d like to be one of the first to get our newsletters for those genres.

We are grateful to have a dedicated community of Book Advocates who love reading and recommending – you truly help books succeed!

All best,
Tarah Theoret
Community Manager

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We are so excited to announce new categories now available to browse on NetGalley… and it’s all because of you! We received over 1,500 responses to our Category Survey during the NetGalley Challenge, and the results were loud and clear. Your input was so helpful that we decided to add not just one new category, but three! The categories you wanted most are: Historical Fiction, True Crime, and Multicultural Interest.

Start browsing now, and make sure to add these to Your Categories if you’d like to be one of the first to get our newsletters for those genres.

Three easy ways:

  • Go to the category page and click the heart icon (“Add to My Categories”)
  • Go to your Dashboard and select “Add or Change Your Categories”
  • Go to your Profile and under “Reading Preferences” press the Edit button.

 

Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope these new
additions are helpful in finding your next read!

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News from NetGalley

CBA and NetGalley Announce New Partnership and Member Benefit Program

CBA, the leading association for providers of Christian products, and NetGalley today announced a joint initiative to give Christian retailers quicker and wider access to digital galleys of forthcoming books from over 20 Christian publishers –including HarperCollins Christian, B&H Publishing, Baker Books, Barbour Publishing, David C Cook, and many more.

By adding their CCBA_logoBA member ID to their NetGalley profile, Christian retailers receive a prominent CBA badge that will allow publishers to identify them as key influencers. Publishers can then approve requests for review copies more quickly, add CBA members to their auto-approved lists for access to all new books, and invite them to review new books first.

“This partnership will help Christian retailers remain competitive by giving individual employees within Christian retail establishments fastest and earliest access to new books,” said Curtis Riskey, President, CBA. “Of course many stores receive print galleys, but digital review copies give booksellers an additional format for reading; provide copies for more employees within the store; and give retailers access to a wider array of books. We are pleased to be working with NetGalley to ensure that CBA members are prominently recognized.”

Fran Toolan, NetGalley’s CEO, added, “Often physical galleys are available in limited quantity or for top titles only. This partnership will help individual retailers within CBA stores access more books earlier, improving their recommendations and purchasing decisions for the store. We look forward to helping CBA members sign up for the service and look forward to expanding this partnership in future.”

NetGalley has long had similar programs in partnership with the American Booksellers Association (ABA), American Library Association (ALA) and the Booksellers Association (BA) in the UK, and NetGalley offers an ongoing discount to publishers who are members of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). Professional readers – reviewers, bloggers, media, librarians, booksellers, and educators – can register for free at www.netgalley.com to request titles, or be invited to view titles directly by publishers. There are over 320,000 NetGalley members worldwide.

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NetGalley is proud to announce two new initiatives that will benefit librarians in Australia!

 

Members of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) can now validate their ALIA ID numbers within their NetGalley profiles. Once you add your number you will receive an ALIA badge that publishers will see when you request their titles. This will help you access proofs even faster because publishers can rely on the badge to approve requests, auto-approve librarians and even feature your reviews on NetGalley. Learn how to add your number today!ALIA_logo

Librarians can now recommend books to patrons and fellow librarians on a national scale by nominating titles for Librarians’ Choice monthly lists! You can nominate right from the Feedback section for any title published in Australia, and then NetGalley will collect nominations monthly, and submit them to Librarians’ Choice for consideration. Learn more about nominating for Librarians’ Choice!

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