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The 2015 NetGalley Challenge ended last week – thank you to the 7,400+ members who participated! Your input and enthusiasm directly influence the resources and activities that we create, which hopefully aid you in being Book Advocates.

In case you missed it, the 5-week Challenge was a blitz of activity and curated resources, such as the live webcast with review tips from experts, guest blog posts, Scavenger Hunts, and daily activities on Facebook and Twitter. You can catch up with the weekly recaps and activities here.

It’s been so rewarding and inspiring to see our dedicated community reinforce their love and support of books. THANK YOU and stay tuned for more good things to come!

Tarah Theoret
Community Manager, NetGalley

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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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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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