Compliments

We love getting feedback from our members and publishers. We’ve started compiling some of the best tidbits here (and on our Facebook page), but we always want to hear from YOU! So please, tell us what you think.

Publishers & Authors:

“NetGalley is a must-have for publishers of all sizes. We very much appreciate your continued efforts in helping our titles and authors reach new readers, and help introduce us to new followers that we can maintain a
trusting relationship with.” –Reagan Rothe, Creator, Black Rose Writing

“I wanted you to be one of the first to know, I have been picked up by a traditional publisher. Thank you for your services. I am certain Netgalley helped put me on the map.” –Andrea Carr, Author of Family Tree, the Novel

“I want to say again how helpful, supportive and productive we feel our time at NetGalley has been. As we begin to explore other platforms of promotion, from Kirkus, to Author Buzz, to Goodreads, your customer service has been by far nothing short of amazing.  We will be sure to write a rave review about our experience. Thank you again.” –Robyn Mundell, co-author of Brainwalker

“[NetGalley] is the main reason that I had over two hundred ratings and a hundred and fifty reviews on Goodreads on Risuko’s publication date.” –From David Kudler’s case study about NetGalley, author of Risuko

“I just wanted to send a quick note to express my thanks for your help in getting RUM LUCK listed in the April newsletter. I’ve already seen more than a 350% increase in requests, and they are continuing to come in. I definitely feel that the service has been worthwhile and will highly recommend it to other authors. But most importantly, I feel that your flexibility, dedication and professionalism as NetGalley employees was what made this possible. Thank you once again.” –Ryan Aldred, author of Rum Luck

“The NetGalley community is fair and transparent with their reviews, responsive to collaboration, and an invaluable resource for generating early reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, blogs, and social media which carry a lot of weight with general consumers. We value our relationship with NetGalley and their members very highly.” –Corrin Foster, Marketing Manager of Greenleaf Book Group

“Best reviewing site ever. Definitely every penny worth, thank you so much. Will use this again and again. I’m really so chuffed with your book promotion campaigns. Wow, one of our titles views and requests went up by almost 100 in the first day and it’s still growing.” –Erika Bester, founder of Fire Quill Publishing

“Those reviews helped rope in more readers, and more importantly, I think they helped rope in the right kind of readers.” –David Barclay, author of The Aeschylus; full post here

“When the reviews started rolling in, I realized something: NetGallians are not only strangers but staunch supporters of good fiction like templars defending a holy artifact. They care only to support excellent writing.” –J.S. Leonard, author of Modern Rituals; full post here

“NetGalley is a unique source of reader feedback and a means of creating real buzz about a book. Ultimately they helped my book become optioned for a movie,” –Daniel Pembrey, author of The Candidate: A Luxembourg Thriller

“NetGalley is an amazing service that we trust to get the word out and build a base of reviews for our titles.”
–M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author and founder of AuthorBuzz, the first marketing company for authors.

“You guys are like the match-making, wish-granting fairy godmothers of Bookland.” –Bethany Chase, author of The One That Got Away, via Twitter

“I still have quite a while left to run on my NetGalley term, but I’m already really happy with the results… The NetGalley readers give good reviews. Good in terms of thoughtful, detailed, reasoned… So, NetGalley: Will I use it again? YES.” –Tudor Robins, author of Appaloosa Summer, via her blog post

“We were very happy with the results with NetGalley.  It really helped get the book out to the professional audience we were aiming at.  I really appreciate all your help on this.  When we publish another book like this one I will definitely have NetGalley in my marketing plan for it. Thanks!” –Eric Lowenhar, Marketing Manager, Barron’s Educational Series

“NetGalley was awesome. What a difference it made in getting reviews and publicity (and sales)! I’ll definitely go this route again when I publish another title!” –Jack Chaucer, author of Streaks of Blue

“Without a doubt NetGalley helped me kick start my titles, which ultimately led to book deals in both the US and the UK.” —Tina Seskis, author of One Step Too Far and A Serpentine Affair

“Binder has exceeded my expectations in sales and word-of-mouth buzz. I have NetGalley to thank for that.” —David Vinjamuri, author of Binder

“Sites like @NetGalley are an absolute godsend for authors. They match key readers to books they might otherwise never pick up.”
—Victoria Lamb, award-winning novelist

“By far one of the best ways I’ve found to spread the word about my upcoming titles is NetGalley. With their resources, I’m quickly connected with quality readers and industry professionals, who discover my work. Every title I’ve listed with NetGalley has been a top sales performer.”
—Lisa Renee Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author, lisareneejones.com

“Roundup? ROCKS! What a flood of requests I’ve had with regard to the two titles in the October Roundup. I tried direct solicitation… but had no request for the ARC. What a wonderful way to capture their attention. And thank you for the high placement and the side-by-side listing. You are so awesome!”
—Kat Bastion, Award-Winning Author, www.KatBastion.com

“We love NetGalley, it’s been the best new marketing tool we’ve used in years. We appreciate all of your hard work in making it the success that it is.”
—Jonathan Hall, Publicity Manager, Cornell University Press

“I turned to NetGalley. I sent them an email requesting info on how to get listed. They DO in fact accept titles from self-published authors. In fact, they are VERY helpful in getting you set up. I have been very impressed with how professional and personal they are…It is well worth the cost.” —Keary Taylor, The Bane. Read more about her NetGalley experience in her full blog post

“I wish you had roundups more often! Not kidding, it is well worth the investment. I got approximately 150 downloads in the 2-4 day period of the newsletter.” —Marsha Nuccio, Secret Sister

“Uploading ebooks to the NetGalley platform is key to helping us connect ebook titles with librarians, books reviewers, bloggers, educators and media contacts.” —Sandra Poirier Diaz, president at Smith Publicity, Inc. via article

Booksellers, Bloggers, Reviewers, Librarians, Educators, and Media:

“I buy rights for large print and find NetGalley to be really useful to track popularity of galley requests. I can easily see the Most Requested titles in the various genres for which I buy. ” – Bonnie S., Acquisitions Editor, Thorndike Press

“Our school is a small vocational college, so as the librarian I’m always looking for engaging books that mesh with our programs. NetGalley lets me sample fiction and nonfiction titles that might entice our busy students. Thanks for the expansive assortment of genres and the ease of obtaining digital advance readers copies.” —Diane Colson, Librarian, City College-Gainesville

“I really appreciate NetGalley since it is such a helpful way to see what’s coming up and make informed purchasing decisions for my library.” —Tiffany Erickson, Children’s Librarian, Macomb (IL) Public Library

“Thank you so much for the many books that I read AND recommend as a result of being a NetGalley member. NetGalley offers a valuable service and I am grateful for the opportunity to participate. I often praise NetGalley in my discussions with other librarians and have encouraged them to use the site.” —Linda Straube, librarian

“NetGalley is the best thing I’ve come across in terms of variety, accessibility and network of readers. Thank you!” —Jenn Kazmark, reviewer

“Ahh NetGalley, you have broadened my horizons in my realm of reading! If not for you, I would not have found new fabulous authors to read! By being able to look at the cover, read the description and say “sounds like a good book to me”, I would still be just following authors I’m familiar with. Your vast network has allowed me to find more than I thought possible! Thank you and your publishers for allowing me the advantage of many, many options! You’re the bomb diggety in my book!” —Dee Blake, reviewer

“I love the NetGalley family, always so nice friendly and helpful and give me quick responses and resolutions. What more can you ask for! Monica McCarty even puts my review quotes on her website, retweets them on social media and gives my blog shout-outs. Thank you so much!” —Barb Massabrook, Tartan Book Reviews

“As a Bookseller, NetGalley is indispensable: children’s, graphic novels, biography, literary fiction, genre fiction, science, in fact the whole gamut of literature all in one place. It helps build my future book knowledge, making recommending new titles to our customers that much easier.”
—Michael Callanan, Events Co-ordinator, Waterstones Birmingham New Street and High Street

“I find NetGalley completely invaluable, and I now do about 90% of my pre-publication reading through it. It gives me access both to books that are in high demand among my colleagues, and books that our fabulous reps haven’t thought of for our shop.  I also find it much more convenient not to have to carry bulky proofs around with me.” —Tara Spinks, Assistant Manager at Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop in London

“Thanks so much for allowing me to read this title. The store would not be carrying the book if I hadn’t. I’ve got this book on the store’s front counter and am hand selling it hard. It’s a book that I look forward to sharing…” —Susan Tunis, Bookseller, Bookshop West Portal

“Just figured out that our library purchases about 90% of the books we read in advance from . Thanks, authors and publishers!” —Mandy Peterson @LibSCHS, Librarian via Twitter

“I love NetGalley! Being a bookseller, this really helps me in recommending books to customers and knowing they’ll be happy with their purchase. Net Galley works wonderfully with my Nookcolor as well so that makes it so convenient.” —Rachel Shell Vance, via NetGalley Facebook Page

“You won’t believe how many GREAT books are available as ARCs for review. You can read books that appeal to your patrons, any age, as well as books that you find interesting all for the price of a fair and honest review!” –Samantha McManus, Library Media Specialist at Sullivan Middle School

“As a librarian, you’re considered by NetGalley to be a “professional reader”. (How cool is that label?!) You can get electronic access to the galleys of all kinds of books and stay ahead of the game by being ready to order them (or not) when they get published. I’ve found a number of amazing titles through this website, and been able to talk them up to teens.” –Angie Baugher, YA Librarian at Aurora Public Library, Eola Road Branch

“You can get eGalleys for great upcoming books and then review them on Goodreads or whatever other book review sites you may use, and it helps with purchasing decisions. I have been using it for a while now and I love it.” –Anne Holcomb, Media Librarian at Willard Library

“I love having an opportunity to familiarize myself with upcoming titles to improve my reader’s advisory and make suggestions for purchase.  If you are interested – check it out!” –Barbara Thompson, Librarian – Children’s and Young Adult at Rum River Branch, Anoka County Library System

“NetGalley has been a wonderful resource for our librarians. Many use your service for assistance with collection development reader’s advisory, and to connect with publishers and authors. On a personal note, NetGalley has been my go-to resource in preparing my new teen books workshops, and I always take five minutes to give attendees a brief overview of your service. Thank you for supporting the work of the Massachusetts Library Association and of our profession. It is sincerely appreciated!” —Sarah Sogigian, Advisor, Youth Services, Massachusetts Library System, YALSA Board of Directors

“I think @NetGalley is my favourite thing in the whole wide world. Well, that and sandwiches.” —@amberdelessio via Twitter

“NetGalley is really offering great titles. I am talking the company up at work amongst my fellow librarians and they’re starting to sign up. They hear me raving about the books I’m reading all the time, while they’re waiting for them to show up in our system so they can go the waiting list! I feel like a celeb.”
—Kate Troutman, librarian

“Congratulations on helping us on a massive scale! Besides filling our eyes with such wonderful new material that we can’t wait to share with others, you help libraries know where to spend their hard earned dollars. We applaud and appreciate you!” —Kimberly McGee, via NetGalley Facebook Page

“I love your service! Thanks so much for providing access to galleys for school librarians.” —Tracy Thomas Varner, via NetGalley Facebook Page

“I love reading about all the new books and reading all that I can on my device, then order them for our library.”
—Kathy Grimenstein, Branch Head – Fairview Public Library

“Just wanted to say that is really makes it easy to order books for the library when you have already read the egalley and can make an informed choice. I think I checked off at least five books on our latest B&T order that I had read and enjoyed, books that I probably would have passed over before. Not to mention ordering personal copies as well. — Sharon Redfern, via NetGalley Facebook Page

“Thank you for your prompt response. I thought that I might have to wait a day or two, but the quickness of your reply was not only unexpected, but brightened my day! I would like, if you don’t mind, letting others with whom you work how pleasant it is to be treated as someone important. *insert a smile here*”
—Martin Tower, Reference and Adult Services, HMCPL

“Since becoming a book blogger/reviewer, NetGalley has been like my guardian angel, and my own personal paradise. It is the best site for book bloggers/reviewers, and works alongside some of my favourite publishers. A daily visit to NetGalley can always perk me up!” —Becca of Becca’s Books blog

“How did I discover the book I’m currently reading? NetGalley. It’s the best place for discoverability. It works better than anything else.” —Tez Miller, via Facebook

“I have been recently introduced to NetGalley and it was one of the best decisions ever to become a member. You have created an excellent platform for readers, writers and publishers to communicate on a unique level and certainly introduced me to books I would never have found on my own. My book purchases have also skyrocketed.” —Margitte, reviewer

“As a blogger, as a librarian and as an educator I’m so pleased to have discovered NetGalley. It’s a great tool for discovering new titles and having the chance to evaluate them. As economies grow tighter for book buyers and as professional librarians become endangered species it is so helpful to be able to read and review new titles without making expensive mistakes and doubly pleasing when I find a gem and am able to recommend it for purchase!” —Bookaholic on Tumblr

“I just want to express my gratitude for these emails [Roundup newsletters].  You show me books I might not have found on my own and you make it easy to access them.  Thanks so much for the temptations!” —Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie

“Thank you NetGalley for this opportunity to read and review books. Thank you publishers for this opportunity to read books before they are published. I like being able to tell my book club about books before they are published.” —Diana Howell via the NetGalley Wellness Challenge

People at @NetGalley are the best! Got my account back after issues with my email account, without any problems and super quick! Thank you!”
—@prettymuchbooks via Twitter

“I’ve been a member of NetGalley for a few years now, and it still surprises me that more people don’t know about it… This is a valuable tool, especially for librarians… NetGalley fits a much needed niche.” —Monica Zepeda at The Librarian Writer blog

“Now that @NetGalley‘s gotten so good, I hate reviewing books that aren’t there. Who wants to carry around a hardcover anymore?” —@KJTorrance via Twitter

“oh @NetGalley… I scrolled through and found so many amazing titles to request. This is a great year to be a reader” —@TeriCrusley via Twitter

“I would like to raise a glass (red wine or tea is my preference – but whatever is yours) to the founders of NetGalley, and the publishers who are on board with it. Thank you for this amazing opportunity to champion books!” —Julia Muldoon, via “A Love Letter to NetGalley” on Pisces Muse