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Live Your Best NetGalley Life

Your input directly influences the enhancements we make to NetGalley. And we’ve heard you: As book advocates and industry professionals, your schedules are important. Staying organized is a cornerstone to being productive, so today we’re introducing some new features to help.

Your Weekly Checklist

You asked, we listened! Our members love lists as much as we do. Now you can receive a weekly Checklist email to help you prioritize the books you need to read and review first—so you don’t miss their optimal time-frame. Here’s a sneak peek at the email, which you can turn on/off within your Profile (Additional Info > Subscriptions).


Complete Feedback Process

As you know, your reviews and feedback are essential to publishers, authors, and other readers. NetGalley members are expected to provide feedback for the books they access, in exchange for getting free digital review copies. When you finish reading a book, make sure to submit your reviews, star ratings, opinions, and industry list nominations.

We’ve made some small enhancements to the Feedback section, including splitting into two pages: Review & Opinions. Depending on your member type, you’ll need to submit the first page (Review or Opinions) before the next page will appear. Plus, we want to acknowledge that there are legitimate reasons why you may not be able to submit feedback for certain books—so we’ve added a “Will Not Give Feedback” option to allow you explain why you aren’t reviewing, and to better organize your Shelf. Submitting “Will Not Give Feedback” will move the book off your Give Feedback list, but will not count towards your overall feedback ratio. Read more here.

Our goal is to help, when we can, resolve any issues that are preventing you from submitting feedback. We will be carefully analyzing the “Will Not Give Feedback” responses to improve the NetGalley service for our members and publishers. And you will still be able to submit full feedback later (for instance, if a file issue is resolved).


Reminders to Share Reviews

Once you’ve submitted feedback, you can increase the visibility and value of your reviews by sharing to your blog, social platforms, and retail sites. This is especially important around the publication date. We’ve made it easier to see which reviews are ready to be shared by adding a new section of your Shelf (Feedback Sent > Post to Retail Sites).

 

We take our goal of helping books succeed very seriously, and we know you do too. We hope these changes will help you create your optimal NetGalley workflow and give you more tools to communicate with us and authors/publishers.

Thanks, as always, for your dedication and support.
The NetGalley Team

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Thank You, Readers

2017 has been one of our most exciting years yet, thanks to dedicated book advocates like you! In the past year on NetGalley, you’ve submitted over 695,000 opinions and reviews. Plus, you’ve connected more than 13,000 social accounts to streamline your review process. Your influence has helped books land in stores, schools, and libraries around the world so that other readers can discover and help books reach their fullest potential.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on our year together on NetGalley. . .

This summer, we made your reviews visible to fellow members to give them the platform they deserve.
With the addition of keywords, you can better describe and categorize books for members.
Plus, you can indicate which reviews you find most helpful.


We also gave UK members their own dedicated site!
On www.netgalley.co.uk, UK members can find books that are most relevant to them while retaining their existing auto-approvals and feedback.


Most recently, we made it easier than ever to share your reviews via your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. With just one click, you can indicate to publishers where you talk about the books you love.

And we expanded where we talk about books, too: this year we brought you even more content from Bookish.com,
an editorially independent division of NetGalley. Bookish also launched BookishFirst, where avid readers can get a First Look at pre-publication books, write reviews, and win free books.

But 2017 isn’t over just yet! There’s still time to submit your final reviews of 2017 on NetGalley: press the Feedback button to submit your Opinions, leave star ratings, and send your full Reviews to publishers. Then, don’t forget to share them socially!

As we look ahead to 2018, we’re excited to introduce you to even more new features, books, and authors & publishers. Thanks as always for your continued support of NetGalley and dedication to helping books succeed.

Happy holidays!
The NetGalley Team

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Announcing NetGalley UK!

It’s been a long time coming, but at last UK members have their very own dedicated NetGalley site – www.netgalley.co.uk!

On .co.uk, UK members will find books that are the most relevant to them, meaning they’re more likely to be approved and are more likely to find the books they love. When they see a title on .co.uk, UK members will know they won’t be declined based on region, and that the edition of the book they see is the right one for them.

UK members will still be auto-approved for the same publishers, and all existing approvals will stay exactly as before. UK members will also still be able to sign in to www.netgalley.com using their existing accounts, but as all books they’re likely to want will be loud and proud on .co.uk, please bookmark www.netgalley.co.uk.

This has been a real labour of love for us at NetGalley UK, and we’re so excited that you can now sign into the site. There you’ll see featured titles specifically from the UK, and UK-centric category spotlights, making it even easier to find your next great passion.

Your reviews make NetGalley – and we hope that this new site will encourage you to leave even more feedback and even more reviews. If you have any comments, suggestions or general thoughts, do feel free to email stuart.evers@netgalley.co.uk. We want www.netgalley.co.uk to become the destination for all UK readers of influence – and we appreciate all of your input.

For more information, please see our FAQs about NetGalley.co.uk

So there it is: all the books you love, all in one place. We can’t wait for you to sign in and get involved – so head to www.netgalley.co.uk now!

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What a remarkable year it’s been at NetGalley!
Take a peek at some fun facts about NetGalley in 2014 in our annual infographic below.

We look forward to connecting you with even more books you’ll love in 2015!

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