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Hallo Deutschland!

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„Wer liest genießt ein schönes Hobby.”, dieser Meinung sind 79,2% der Deutschen*. Auch in Deutschland gibt es aber Menschen, für die das Lesen nicht nur Hobby und Leidenschaft ist, sondern auch Beruf. Journalisten, Buchblogger, Bibliothekare, Buchhändler und Lehrende sind professionelle Leser mit einer wichtigen Aufgabe: Das Weiterempfehlen von Büchern an ihre eigenen Leser, Schüler, Bibliotheksbesucher und Kunden. Ihre Meinung zählt und wird gehört – und sorgt dafür, dass Leser in Deutschland spannende neue Bücher entdecken und noch mehr Freude an ihrem Hobby haben. Für diese professionellen Leser aus Deutschland haben wir jetzt ganz besondere Neuigkeiten: www.netgalley.de ist da!
Pünktlich zur Leipziger Buchmesse feiern wir den Deutschland-Start der Plattform – und Leser und Verlage aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz sind herzlich dazu eingeladen.

Große Freude bei deutschsprachigen Lesern

Dass nicht nur wir den Start von NetGalley.de großartig finden, zeigte die große Freude, als wir die Neuigkeit über @NetGallyeDE auf Twitter verkündet haben.
NGDE tweetsUnter den 300.000 Mitgliedern aus der ganzen Welt, die täglich digitale Leseexemplare unmittelbar über NetGalley beziehen und ihr Feedback direkt an die Verlage zurückspielen, sind schon jetzt viele deutschsprachige Leser. Ihnen steht auf netgalley.de ab sofort nicht nur ein deutsches NetGalley zur Verfügung, sondern auch aktuelle Titel deutschsprachiger Verlagen, die sie vor Erscheinungstermin lesen, rezensieren und kommentieren können.
Wer bereits einen Account auf netgalley.com hat, meldet sich einfach mit den gleichen Anmeldedaten auf netgalley.de an. Und alle anderen neugierig gewordenen professionellen Leser registrieren sich hier kostenlos.

Die ersten Bücher sind schon da

Die Beta-Version der neuen Seite ist mittlerweile online verfügbar und mit den ersten Büchern gefüllt: Mit dabei sind die lang erwarteten neuen Titel von Guillaume Musso und Fredrik T. Olsson, die im Laufe diesen Jahres erscheinen werden, aber auch bekannte deutsche Bestseller-Autoren wie Nele Neuhaus und Oliver Pötzsch. Und neben Jugendbüchern – u.a. „Opposition”, dem Nachfolger des riesen Erfolgs „Obsidian” von Jennifer L. Armentrout – stehen natürlich auch Sachbücher wie die Janosch-Biographie von Angela Bajorek oder der politisch hochaktuelle Titel „Putins verdeckter Krieg” von Boris Reitschuster auf NetGalley.de. Hinzu kommen einige englischsprachige Titel, die vom Verlag speziell für deutsche Leser gedacht sind. Anfragen für die jeweiligen Leseexemplare können direkt von der Titel-Seite aus versendet werden.

Vierundzwanzig Stunden  Das Netz  Die Lebenden und die Toten  Die Henkerstochter und das Spiel des Todes
Opposition   Wer fast nichts braucht, hat alles   Putins verdeckter Krieg       

Nachdem NetGalley.de mit einer kleinen Titel-Auswahl gestartet ist, werden sich in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten kontinuierlich weitere Novitäten und Verlage dazugesellen. Also schauen sie rein, es lohnt sich!

Wir freuen uns darauf, mit NetGalley Deutschland von jetzt an auch deutschsprachige Blogger, Journalisten, Buchhändler, Bibliothekare und Lehrende bei ihrer wichtigen Aufgabe zu unterstützen und ihre Zusammenarbeit mit den Verlagen einfacher, effektiver und so angenehm wie möglich gestalten. Gemeinsam machen wir uns für das Lesen stark!

*laut des Statistik-Portals Statista

Hello, Germany!

“Those who read enjoy a wonderful hobby”, that’s what 79% of Germany thinks*. For some, of course, reading is not only a hobby, it’s part of their profession. Journalists, Bloggers, Librarians, Booksellers and Educators are professional readers with an important task: to recommend books to other readers, to people buying books, patrons at the library or their students. Their recommendations help readers discover and purchase new books so they can enjoy their hobby even more.

For all the professional readers in Germany, we now have some exciting news: www.netgalley.de is here! Just in time for Leipziger Buchmesse (one of two very large book fairs in Germany), we are celebrating the launch of our German site with readers and publishers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

There are currently 300,000+ members worldwide who read, review and recommend upcoming books through NetGalley, some of which are already in Germany or review German-language books . Now they will not only be able to use a German NetGalley site, but also have quick and easy access to new titles from German authors and publishers, and they can share their feedback directly.

Everybody who already has an account on netgalley.com can sign in with the same login and password for netgalley.de. And those professional readers who are not yet members, you can register for free here.

The first books are already available

The beta site is live and the first books are waiting for requests: Among them are the long awaited new titles by Guillaume Musso and and Fredrik T. Olsson, which will be released in Germany this year, as well as German bestselling authors Nele Neuhaus and Oliver Pötzsch. Books for young readers are Opposition, the sequel of famous Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout – members will also find non-fiction books like the biography of Janosch by Angela Bajorek and the politically relevant title Putins verdeckter Krieg on netgalley.de. In addition to that, some English titles meant especially for German readers will also be available.

Vierundzwanzig Stunden   Das Netz   Die Lebenden und die Toten   Die Henkerstochter und das Spiel des Todes
Opposition  
Wer fast nichts braucht, hat alles   Putins verdeckter Krieg

After netgalley.de starts with this great selection of titles, many upcoming books and known publishers will follow within the next weeks and months. So check back regularly for new books to request!

We are very much looking forward to working with German bloggers, librarians, the media, educators, booksellers, and publishers. Together, we help books succeed!

*according to this survey

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News from NetGalley

NetGalley seeking part-time enthusiastic, bookish, detail-oriented Sales Assistant!

No longer accepting applications

Are you excited to help build pre-publication buzz for new books? Are you dedicated to excellent customer service? NetGalley is looking for a part-time Sales Assistant to help facilitate client acquisitions, and assist with general customer support and inquiries. Find out more about NetGalley at www.netgalley.com.

This position reports to NetGalley’s International Account Director and has responsibility for responding to sales and support inquiries, and assisting with administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; is enthusiastic, professional, extremely organized, and highly detail-oriented; and is adept at prioritization, and juggling multiple tasks. 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 sales or support capacity in any industry is strongly preferred. The perfect candidate is a motivated self-starter, in addition.

The NetGalley team is virtual, but most of our employees and clients are based in the NYC metro area, so working hours for this position are on East Coast time. We’re looking for someone available to start immediately, and work 20 hours a week (to start, with potential for more hours in the future).

This position is entry-level and for “doers” only, but provides a lot of potential to try new tasks, contribute your ideas and make your mark.
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An out-of-this-world shortlist for the
British Science Fiction Association Awards

The shortlist for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association Novel of the Year Award has now been announced, and we’re giving NetGalley members the opportunity to wish for these five superb books. Just click on the jacket – and hopefully your wish will come true!

The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on a vote of BSFA members and members of the British national science fiction convention Eastercon. They are fan awards that not only seek to honour the most worthy examples in each category, but to promote the genre of science fiction, and get people reading, talking about and enjoying all that contemporary science fiction has to offer.

So even if you don’t regularly read SF, do take a look at these titles – they will take you to the stars!

 

Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)

A stabbing on a London bus pitches intelligence officer Jim into a world in which his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a strange man holds the key to unlocking Europe’s most jealously guarded secret . . .

Glorious Angels, Justina Robson (Gollancz)

On a luminous world where science and magic are hard to tell apart, a stranger arrives in a remote town with news of impending political turmoil. It is a message that changes everything for one young woman, who learns  she must free herself from the role she has accepted . . .

The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard (Gollancz)

In the aftermath of the Great Magicians War, the once great house of Silverspires seeks salvation through three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen, an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction, and a resentful young man wielding spells from the Far East . . .

Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald (Gollancz)

Luna is a gripping thriller about five corporate families caught in a bitter battle for supremacy in the harsh environment of the moon. It’s very easy to die on the moon – but with its vast mineral wealth it is also easy to make your fortune.

Mother of Eden, Chris Beckett (Crown Publishing)

Just a few generations ago, the planet’s five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them. But for Starlight Brooking, a dangerous and powerful life beyond the trees awaits . . .

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The NetGalley team is honored to receive the Platinum Award from LibraryWorks’ second annual Modern Library Awards (MLA’s.)

Did you know that over 26,000 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 350 publishers which can be read on all major reading devices and tablets. NetGalley’s friendly support team 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.)
  • Nominate titles for the monthly LibraryReads list (US), right from your NetGalley account!

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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NetGalley is looking for a PHP Software Engineer to join our team!

No longer accepting applications

NetGalley is seeking a full-stack PHP developer to immediately join our fully remote development team. Our ideal candidate has experience with modern PHP frameworks, enjoys working in an agile environment, understands the benefits of automated testing, and possesses a positive team-first attitude and an exceptional attention to detail.

In working with us, you will experience cutting edge Symfony development using the latest open source packages to build the best product possible. You will design beautiful front end code using Bootstrap, you will craft bulletproof systems upon a foundation of automated tests, and you will contribute back to the same open source projects that we build upon. You will thrive in our fast-paced agile culture, pushing your own boundaries as you grow as a developer.

We meet virtually throughout the week as we are a remote team, but you will be required to travel three to four times a year. Most of our team meetings are held just outside of Times Square in New York, right in the heart of the US publishing industry.

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At NetGalley, we like to take a moment at Thanksgiving to thank you for your loyalty and support. We are grateful to have a dedicated community of Book Advocates who love reading and recommending – you truly help new books succeed!

By the end of this year, your enthusiasm for reading & recommending will mean that nearly 2 million books will be read through NetGalley, with close to 500,000 reviews and recommendations shared. You have helped place great books in stores, academic courses, schools and libraries around the world. And most importantly, book influencers like you help 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.

Be a part of our tradition…

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

 

This week, we’re also showing our appreciation for indie bookstores. Help us celebrate Indies First, a national (US) campaign on Small Business Saturday in support of independent bookstores, by browsing your favorite Category on NetGalley to discover the highlighted Indies First books.

It’s a pleasure and a privilege to help you discover new books. On behalf of our team and the 350+ publishers and hundreds of authors who use NetGalley, thank you!

All best,
Tarah Theoret
Community Manager

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

No longer accepting applications

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!

No longer accepting applications

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.
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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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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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