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Indie Next List

May edition

Today the American Booksellers Association announced the selections for the May Indie Next list, drawn from the recommendations of indie booksellers throughout the US. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

All the Light We Canot See      Steady Running of the Hour      The Orenda      Ruby    Wonderland
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All the Birds, Singing     Ruin Falls     My Accidental Jihad      Troika      Cold House
View on NetGalley      View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley

Additional Indie Next Titles, not currently available on NetGalley:

The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison
ISBN 9781623651299

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by Roz Chast
ISBN 9781608198061

The Other Story: A Novel by Tatiana De Rosnay
ISBN 9781250045133

The Sea Inside  by Philip Hoare
ISBN 9781612193595

Between Wrecks by George Singleton
ISBN 9781938103797

Point of Direction: A Novel by Rachel Weaver
ISBN 9781935439912

Natchez Burning: A Novel by Greg Iles
ISBN 9780062311078

The Serpent of Venice: A Novel by Christopher Moore
ISBN 9780061779763

Lovers At The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel  by Francine Prose
ISBN 9780061713781

The Bees: A Novel by Laline Paull
ISBN 9780062331151

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We’re excited to celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19th)!

Did you know there are currently 50+ library associations represented on NetGalley? Check out the list below.

As one of the 18,000+ librarians using NetGalley, you can select your library association(s) in your Profile. This is an easy way to let publishers know that you’re a member of a professional association, which will help them approve your requests!

Below is the list of current library associations in NetGalley – go ahead and select them in your profile today!

If you are a member of an association not listed below, contact support here so we can add it to the list.

Have you found NetGalley helpful in discovering and reading new titles? If so, please keep NetGalley in mind when talking with your colleagues and other members of your associations so they can also benefit from our service.

Library Associations Represented on NetGalley
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American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

American Library Association (ALA)**
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News from NetGalley

Today starts School Library Month in the US, but at NetGalley we want to recognize all of our 18,000+ librarian members across the globe for their dedication to books and those who love to read them. We know librarians have a unique role in the success of a title, and your recommendations are often priceless to reluctant and voracious readers alike. That personal moment between a librarian and a patron is so unique, and we want to help you create more of this opportunities by providing you with easy and quick access to new titles.

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Happy reading!
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Cover Love

JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!

Tomorrow is the first day of spring, and I think that calls for beautiful things! If you enjoy these gorgeous book covers, click through to read the full description and request the title from the publisher. Remember: some publishers cannot approve requests outside of their territory.

Have you already read these? Don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your social network! What other titles have you requested after falling in love with the cover? Share the link in the comments below, or via Twitter #NGextras
One Wish        Smart    If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur   Conversion      Only the Animals

     S & S UK Children’s                 Pan Macmillan (UK)                   Random House Canada               Penguin Young Readers Group       Penguin Books Australia
Pub Date Jun 5 2014               Pub Date June 5 2014                   Pub Date May 13 2014                   Pub Date July 1 2014                 Pub Date April 23 2014

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News from NetGalley

Subject: Open this Bookish Email (Please)
Susan Ruszala, NetGalley President

I spend an alarming amount of time thinking about how to get readers recommending new books on NetGalley. And probably an equally alarming amount of time as a book consumer: weekly library trips, purchasing books of all formats and genres, from all kinds of outlets, reading book reviews, joining book clubs…the list goes on. As a result, I receive a TRULY alarming number of emails advertising books.

This week we conducted an informal study on book-related email subject lines. Over the course of 4 days,  I received nearly 100 emails advertising books and made a few fascinating observations. What makes you open emails?

1. Most people who receive your emails have a calendar. There are some times when it’s important to include a date. I get it, and we do it, too. But I get these same emails every week. Unless there’s some connection between the date and the content you’re trying to sell me, this idea goes stale pretty quickly. Just saying.
Today is so Boring

Weekly Interesting Reads
Saturday Ebook Newsletter
Your perks/deal/etc for Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday….)
Look at this week’s books from [company]
[Company] Weekly Update, March 10, 2014
Have a terrific Tuesday with these books | Celebrate Wednesday | Get ready for Saturday (every week I get this collection!)
Book matches for March 11; March 12; March 13
Weekly Book Newsletter No. XXXX
March Newsletter
Friday Free Books….

P.S. Keep in mind that dates are displayed differently throughout the world: I got one email this week with a date of 10/3/14: they meant March 10, but I read October 3. And if you’re in the US and sending an email to anyone in Australia, your Tuesday newsletter might actually arrive on Wednesday.
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Indie Next List

Indie Next List – April 2014

April edition

Today the American Booksellers Association announced the selections for the April Indie Next list, drawn from the recommendations of indie booksellers throughout the US. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

Storied Life of AJ Fickry      Collector of Dying Breaths      Mimi Malloy at Last      Murder at Cape Three Points      My Wish List
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Roosevelt's Beast       Astonish Me      Frog Music      The Plover      Intern's Handbook
View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley        Available by invite      Available by invite        Available by invite

And the Dark Sacred Night       In Paradise        The Cairo Affair       The Bohemians     cover42290-small
Available by invite        Available by invite      Available by invite         Available by invite        View on NetGalley

Additional Indie Next Titles, not currently available on NetGalley:

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
ISBN 9780062024350

Inappropriate Behavior: Stories by Murray Farish
ISBN 9781571311078

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
ISBN 9780062116154

Mind of Winter  by Laura Kasischke
ISBN 9780062284396

The Book of Duels: Flash Fiction by Michael Garriga, Tynan Kerr, Illus.
ISBN 9781571310934

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Cover Love

Happy Valentine’s Day, and what better time to introduce the first Judge a Book by its Cover post of the new year? I must admit, a few of these covers pushed me right into the spring and, after the winter we’re having in New York (and I know lots of other places too), spring can’t come soon enough! If these beautiful book covers grab your interest like they grabbed mine, click through to read the full description and request the title from the publisher, remembering that some publishers cannot approve requests outside of their territory.

Have you already read these? Don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher! What other titles have you requested after falling in love with the cover? Share the link in the comments below, or via Twitter #NGextras

A Matter of Souls        Love and Treasure          Goodnight June       How to Be Vegan            The Love Book

Lerner Publishing Group             Hodder & Stoughton (UK)           Penguin Group Plume                     Artisan Books                        Random House UK Vintage
Pub Date April 1 2014               Pub Date April 10 2014             Pub Date May 27 2014               Pub Date April 22 2014                    Pub Date Feb 6 2014

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News from NetGalley

New to NetGalley: Recommend books to your friends via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Each day NetGalley collects thousands of pieces of feedback about new titles, as members share star ratings, reviews, links, notes and recommendation plans through the site. Your feedback is essential to the commercial success of the books listed on our site—-and as professional readers, your recommendations matter a great deal when individuals decide what to read next.

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Today we’re introducing a new feature so NetGalley members can additionally share their Feedback with their social networks, via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. It’s easy and you can share your reviews all the books you have access to on NetGalley. You can log in right now to try this out with Feedback you’ve already sent, or with new Feedback.

When you share via NetGalley, your contacts will have the opportunity to view your comments on a private landing page which includes title information as well as standard inks to purchase the title from major book retailers.  Here are complete directions on how to share via NetGalley, as well as visuals of the whole process. Take a look!

Sharing isn’t required, of course, but we think you’ll like how easy it is to pass along your recommendations as you share Feedback with the publisher. After all, who doesn’t want to tell someone when they’ve read something amazing?

(Note: NetGalley has no access to your social network information or contacts. This new feature simply makes it very easy for you to share Feedback widely, when you’ve already chosen to do so via NetGalley. You can always include links to your reviews on your blog or website, as part of the Feedback for the title.)

More Ways to Discover Titles on NetGalley

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We’ve added a new “Featured” category when you are browsing for titles on NetGalley. This new category is limited to 15 titles per week, specially selected by NetGalley and the publishers and authors we work with. You’ll often see a theme in the titles selected for this category, too. Click here to see which titles are Featured first.

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And you will also notice new region preferences on titles available for request. Region preferences make it much easier for you to select titles you’re likely to be approved for, because they are being published in your geographic region.

Finally, we’ve added a link to our Help pages within your reader account. Look for the “Help” link at the top of your account, when you login.

Discover books that Indie Booksellers Love

Buzz Book

Did you know that the majority of titles selected for the Indie Next list are available on NetGalley? Here is the March list.

We announced a new program for US indie booksellers, in partnership with the American Booksellers Association. Your Digital White Box will be delivered to you via email once a month, starting in February 2014. If you are an ABA member, sign up today!

Finally, get a head start on the biggest Spring titles by downloading the Publishers Lunch Buzz Book, now available on NetGalley to READ NOW. This is a unique volume of excerpts from many of the biggest books of the upcoming season.

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Indie Next List

March edition

Today the American Booksellers Association announced the selections for the March Indie Next list, drawn from the recommendations of indie booksellers throughout the US. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel      Gemini: A Novel      The Weight of Blood: A Novel      The Museum of Extraordinary Things      The Accident
View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley      View on NetGalley        View on NetGalley      View on NetGalley

”A       The Spinning Heart: A Novel      Above: A Novel       Bark: Stories         Runner
View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley

While Beauty Slept     The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel (Philip Marlowe Series)       Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel       The Wives of Los Alamos: A Novel       Redeployment
View on NetGalley      View on NetGalley        View on NetGalley        View on NetGalley       View on NetGalley

Additional Indie Next Titles, not currently available on NetGalley:

The Enchanted: A Novel by Rene Denfeld
ISBN 9780062285508

After I’m Gone: A Novel by Laura Lippman
ISBN 9780062083395

The Good Luck of Right Now: A Novel by Matthew Quick
ISBN 9780062285539

The Weirdness: A Novel by Jeremy P. Bushnell
ISBN 9781612193151

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kim
ISBN 9780871404510

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Recipes for Success: 5 Top Tips for Writing a Book Review

At NetGalley, we’re always looking for new ways to help our members improve their chances of being approved, and give better feedback. So we’ve put together a video of top tips for reviewers – as compiled by Stuart Evers, NetGalley’s UK Community Manager. Stuart’s a published writer in the UK and has written hundreds of reviews and blogs for some of the UK’s biggest publications, and these are his top 5 ways to make your blogs and reviews more effective. Let us know what tip you found most helpful below, or via Twitter #NGextras

Recipes for Success aims to give NetGalley members helpful information, tools, and best practices to help facilitate your growth and effectiveness as professional readers. Check back often for tips and tricks from the insiders.

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