News from NetGalley

NetGalley seeking part-time enthusiastic, bookish, detail-oriented
Marketing Administrative Assistant

 
Are you excited to help build pre-publication buzz for new books? NetGalley is looking for a part-time Marketing Administrative Assistant to help facilitate sales and execution of several marketing programs. Find out more about NetGalley at www.netgalley.com.

This position reports to NetGalley’s Community and Marketing Director and has responsibility for selling online ad placements 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 web-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 identifying the right category and audience for a book. Continue reading “NetGalley seeking part-time Marketing Administrative Assistant”

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NetGalley is looking for a QA Analyst / Assistant Product Manager to join our team!

NetGalley is looking to add a QA Analyst / Assistant Product Manager. Our ideal candidate is passionate about both books and technology.

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 effectively at home. There will be occasional travel to team meetings.

Each day of this job is likely to be different, and there is a lot of potential to contribute your ideas and make your mark, but this position is 100% hands-on.
Continue reading “NetGalley is looking for a QA Analyst / Assistant Product Manager”

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Congrats to the PEN/Faulkner Finalists

The finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award were announced on Tuesday and we’re so pleased that many of them were available on NetGalley! We were happy to partner with PEN/Faulkner this year to provide an optional digital reading system for nominated titles.

Did you read any of these books via NetGalley? Please be sure to share your feedback with the publisher and your social media followers, and congratulate these authors on their finalist status!

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Additional finalists:
Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen
Preparation for the Next Life by Jennifer Clement

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News from NetGalley

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The NetGalley team is honored to receive the Gold Award from the LibraryWorks, Inc. 2015 inaugural Modern Library Awards (MLA’s.)

Did you know that over 22,000 librarians worldwide are using NetGalley (for free) to discover new titles to purchase for their library collection and recommend to their patrons?

As a new or existing NetGalley member, you can:

  • Request digital galleys from over 300 publishers which can be read on all major reading devices and tablets. NetGalley’s friendly staff can help you, too!
  • Receive invitations from publishers to access a title immediately, as well as a complimentary monthly newsletter just for librarians featuring new titles.
  • Be auto-approved by publishers for instant access for all their titles, so you won’t need to wait for your request to be approved!
  • Use NetGalley to submit your feedback privately to publishers (such as comments on the title itself, if you will be purchasing a title, or if the title will be used in special programs.)

Also, librarians who are members of the American Library Association (ALA) can add their ALA numbers to their NetGalley profile. (Add your ALA number today!)
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What a remarkable year it’s been at NetGalley!
Take a peek at some fun facts about NetGalley in 2014 in our annual infographic below.

We look forward to connecting you with even more books you’ll love in 2015!

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It’s gift-giving season…

And there’s no one we appreciate more than our readers!  

That’s why our member dashboard has been redesigned to reflect your personal preferences and browsing categories, making it easier than ever to find titles to request, read and review.

Start exploring right now at www.netgalley.com or take a tour of the new dashboard below!

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On behalf of all of us at NetGalley, best wishes for a book-filled 2015!

Happy holidays!
Tarah Theoret
Community Manager, NetGalley

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We’re pleased to announce the release of the new NetGalley homepage! If you’ve visited NetGalley today (and if you haven’t, go right now), you’ll notice our fresh new design that is both user-friendly and updated with the latest information about our services. While you’re there, make sure to check out this week’s featured titles!

For a trip down memory lane, take a look at the evolution of NetGalley:

September 2007, NetGalley in the beginning:
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May 2009:
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October 2012, NetGalley relaunches:
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December 2014, NetGalley today:
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On behalf of the NetGalley team, thank you for your past and future support of NetGalley!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Update:
We want to thank all of our members and publishers for sharing your gratitude last week. Your posts on Twitter and Facebook using #thankspublishers reached over 450,000 people and clearly demonstrated how amazing the NetGalley community is!

Curious to see what others said? Click to view comments from both members and publishers on Twitter and Facebook – and if you haven’t already, feel free to join the fun!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s our tradition to take a moment at Thanksgiving to thank you for your loyalty and support.

We are grateful to have a dedicated community of readers, reviewers, recommenders, and book-champions. Look below to see the impact NetGalley members have in making new books successful!

You can pass the Thanksgiving goodwill along by thanking publishers who use digital galleys. Post a thank you message on our Facebook page, or on Twitter using #thankspublishers. We’ll collect and share each “thank you” on your behalf.

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  • The NetGalley community is now over 210,000 members!
  • Since the start of 2014, nearly 1,500,000 books have been read through NetGalley.
  • Nearly 400,000 reviews and recommendations have been submitted so far this year.

Your participation in NetGalley has helped to place great books in bookstores, academic courses, schools and libraries across the country. And perhaps most importantly, enthusiastic readers like yourself have discovered new books, fallen in love with spell-binding stories, learned about a timely or relevant topic, and become life-long fans of new authors.

It’s a pleasure and a privilege to help you discover new books. On behalf of our team (and the 300+ publishers and hundreds of authors who use NetGalley), thank you!

All best,
Tarah Theoret
Community Manager, NetGalley

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NetGalley Member Initiatives:

I bet you didn’t know we did all this!

Here’s a quick round-up of how NetGalley is working with our member communities right now.

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To help members build their blog audience (and get more attention from publishers and authors), we’ve introduced a new series in our email newsletters, social media and blog, highlighting bloggers who are “model” NetGalley members. Bloggers are chosen based on their genre interests, NetGalley account activity and blog traffic. View a sample here and let us know in the comments if you have a member you’d like to nominate as our next spotlight!

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NetGalley recently took over administration of the Book Blogs Ning at http://bookblogs.ning.com/. This active Ning site has over 24,000 bloggers, authors and publicists. We’ll be managing the site separately from NetGalley.com for the foreseeable future, and looking at ways to interact with this community through forums, groups and events.

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Our reader survey is still open (click here)! We’re gathering information on features and tools members like best, downloading habits and ideas for the future. Please share the survey with your coworkers or peers who use NetGalley!

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We are working with the New York City School Library System (NYCLS) to promote their annual conference in NYC in November through a special email round-up. We will be coordinating with the publishers who are exhibiting to help showcase their titles to all NYCLS and NYLA members attending.

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We have  a lot to talk about with our ABA bookselling members, so we’re planning a special communication to them in early October. In addition to being able to nominate titles for the Indie Next list, and opting in to receive the exclusive Digital White Box email, ABA booksellers can now add their ABA member number to their NetGalley profile.

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We regularly explore our member database to identify members who could use a little help using NetGalley. This might be members who download but don’t provide feedback; members with incomplete profiles, or more. We also use NetGalley profile information and account history to reward members, too: for example we just did a special promotion for members who use our “tag as favorites” tool to connect with top-favorited publishers.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions about ways we can connect with readers.

Happy Reading!
Tarah Theoret, Community Manager

 

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Did you miss BEA? NetGalley to the rescue!

Last week the publishing world convened in New York for BookExpo America—the largest book trade fair in the U.S. BEA is an annual event that gives publishers an opportunity to launch their biggest upcoming titles and meet with colleagues across the publishing industry. NetGalley attends BEA to connect face-to-face with our members and publisher clients to share information about new features on the site and reminders about how to get the most out of your NetGalley account.

This year our Concierge Team met with over 50 publishers to help them better connect with readers on NetGalley. From independent presses and authors to the Big 5, we had fun hearing which books they’re most excited about, and gave them lots of ideas for utilizing NetGalley in their campaigns. We encouraged them to customize their new Publisher Profiles—readers, go ahead and “favorite” the ones you love!

Tarah, your Reader Concierge, also met with many NetGalley members. During these meetings members had the opportunity to ask questions about using their accounts, how they can utilize their account best for their specific member type and previewing needs, and also a quick profile review to make sure they have the best possible chance of being approved by publisher for titles.

These meetings also focused on the NetGalley Wellness Challenge theme: “Do you book talk?” Tarah shared information about what publishers are looking for when you submit Feedback, so they can see how NetGalley members are building buzz to help launch new books. Learn our tips by participating in our Wellness Challenge—if you haven’t signed the Pledge, there’s still time! Pledge to submit meaningful feedback for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the book retailer of your choice.

Don’t miss next week’s Wellness Challenge Webinar (click to register), where Tarah will review the basics of leaving feedback, what types of feedback are the most valuable, and common themes she came across during her meetings with readers.

Now, let’s get back to the books! Whether you were at BEA in person or spirit, you still have a chance to snag the featured titles. Check out our BookExpo America Wrap-Up where we roundup titles hand-picked by our publishers because they don’t want you to miss them. Plus, read excerpts from the biggest books of the season (and click through to full titles on NetGalley) in the BUZZ BOOKS (Adult and Young Adult). Just click the covers to download instantly!

  

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