NetGalley is a website that I hadn’t heard about until last week. Basically;
NetGalley helps publishers and authors promote digital review copies to book advocates and industry professionals. Publishers make digital review copies available for the NetGalley community to discover, request, read, and review.
It took a couple of minutes to sign up and then I was ready to browse titles. Don’t expect to see the latest Stephen King or John Grisham, but there are thousands of books to browse. Some books can be read immediately while others you have to request. I’m don’t fully understand the process for being approved for requested books, but as I understand it, the more reviews you leave on the site and the more followers you have for book related social media the more likely you are to be approved.
I have requested one book – Running Tracks by Rob Deering, all about the music he listens to while running. My request is still pending.
I have also downloaded one book which was available without request – The Ice Coven by Max Seeck, a thriller with a dead body washing up on a beach near Helsinki. I’ve not started it yet, but it is the next book that I intend to read, and then I will review it almost immediately to improve my chances of have request only books approved.
Have you signed up to NetGalley?