News from NetGalley

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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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Do you love being the first to read new books? Do you take pride in recommending books to others?

Shout it from the rooftops and join us as we launch our 4th annual NetGalley Challenge!

2016challenge_badge_130_p This year’s Challenge focuses on your book recommendations, whether it be on your blog, retail sites, to your patrons or colleagues. To participate, just submit a new review (or share an existing review) before August 12. If you do, you will earn the official Challenge badge as a permanent addition to your NetGalley account.

That individual goal will be easy for many of you dedicated book advocates! But books are not just a solitary passion, and we love the magic that happens when our members collectively embrace a new author or a surprise breakout book.

That’s why we’re also challenging the entire NetGalley community to submit a total of 25,000 reviews in just two weeks. And because we’re just as devoted to providing meaningful input on new books, we’ve redesigned the Feedback section on the NetGalley site! Take a look, and together let’s demonstrate to publishers and authors how vital and powerful we are when it comes to helping books succeed.

Take the Challenge:

1) Sign in to submit or share a review to earn the badge (and see the new Feedback section!)

2) Watch our webcast (for review tips, insights into how your reviews helps books succeed, and some great book recommendations!)

3) Keep an eye on your dashboard, the NetGalley blog, Twitter & Facebook
for fun activities, resources, and chances to win prizes!

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Good luck & happy reviewing!
Tarah Theoret
Community Manager

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

The NetGalley team will be attending BookExpo America (BEA) May 11-13th, at McCormick Place in Chicago. During the show we will be meeting with publishers and NetGalley members to talk about how you can make the most of your NetGalley account.

Would you like to set aside a few minutes to speak with us? Please fill out this quick form to schedule a (fun!) one-on-one meeting with us, or swing by the NetGalley booth DZ759 to say hi.

Plus! More fun reasons to visit our booth:

Declare yourself as 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 special #BookAdvocate buttons to decorate your favorite tote bag.

Grab our exclusive postcard, featuring 3 special books that won’t be available in
print at BEA–but you can Wish for them on NetGalley! We can’t give them away
just yet but here’s your sneak peek:

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And don’t worry if you won’t be attending: you can still share in the excitement by
downloading the Buzz Books to discover the most highly-touted books being
published this fall/winter.

 Buzz Book 2016         Buzz Book YA 2016

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Activities and Resources for #BookAdvocates

WATCH: Last week’s webcast (if you haven’t already) for tips and insights when writing reviews.

MEET: A Bookseller Book Advocate (Lexi Beach from the Astoria Bookshop) in our first-ever Bookseller Spotlight! Discover how Lexi became a bookseller, what upcoming books she’s excited
about, and her tips for writing in-store recommendations.

DISCOVER: The Scavenger Hunt answer, and request it! If you missed the fun, watch for the next Scavenger Hunt (starting around 10am EDT on Tuesday) on our blog and Twitter. Plus, the winner’s of this week’s prize are listed!

READ: Tips from guest experts on our blog–updated throughout the Challenge.

Keep up the great work and happy reading!

Tarah Theoret
Community Manager, NetGalley

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This week’s live-event was a big success! Check out the video if you couldn’t watch it live, and a big thanks to Berkley/NAL for being the official sponsor. To gain tips and insights for writing reviews and recommendations from industry experts just click below – and let us know your favorite tips in the video comments section or on Twitter @NetGalley.

Happy watching and reading!

Tarah Theoret
Community Manager, NetGalley

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Week #2 of the NetGalley Challenge ended with a bang, thanks to you! We’re so close to 5,000 Challenge participants, so be sure to invite your fellow Book Advocates to participate – the best is yet to come! The next three weeks will include our live-event, and exclusives & prizes from publishers, so keep a close eye on your inbox.

Activities from this week you won’t want to miss: 
  • Read our article “Why Book Reviews Matter & How to Write Them” for insights and tips.
  • Show some Cover Love and check out our favorites for August, as well as the cover most-loved by NetGalley members. Tell us your favorite that’s on NetGalley right now in the comments, and it could be included in next month’s edition!
  • Proof #BookAdvocates are everywhere! Join the conversation and keep sharing your reasons @NetGalley. We’ll feature our favorites throughout the Challenge.
  • Sign up for our online event on August 18th! You can attend live, or receive the recording afterwards to watch at your convenience. (Update: Watch the recording here!)

If you’re new to the Challenge:

  • Welcome! Visit Challenge headquarters for updates and exclusives.
  • Spread the love! Share this post with your favorite Book Advocate so they can also benefit from upcoming tips, events, and giveaways.

Stay tuned for more next week. Till then, happy reading!

Tarah Theoret
Community Manager, NetGalley

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We asked our community what behaviors make them Book Advocates & the responses are great! Here is a sampling of the ways NetGalley members help books succeed!


Tell us what makes you a #BookAdvocate, in the comments below, on Twitter or Facebook and you could be featured too!

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The NetGalley Challenge had an impressive first week!

Just over 3,500 NetGalley members proudly shared the Book Advocate badge to declare their commitment to helping books succeed and to start receiving exclusive access to activities, resources, and prizes.

Activities from week #1 you won’t want to miss:
  • Visit Challenge “headquarters” for updates and exclusives!
  • Read our interview with Sara Grochowski, of The Hiding Spot blog. Find out which Middle Grade books you should be reading, and learn how the power of blogging also helps Sara as a bookseller.
  • Sign up for our online event on August 18th! You can attend live, or receive the recording afterwards to watch at your convenience. (Update: Watch the recording!)
  • Declare what makes you a #BookAdvocate (our suggestions) by posting to Twitter or Facebook. Tag @NetGalley and we’ll feature your post on our blog!
  • Forward this link to your friends and colleagues who may benefit from the Challenge (including tips for writing reviews and guest posts from fellow professional readers!)

Keep an eye out for what we have in store for you next week!

Tarah Theoret
Community Manager, NetGalley

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