There are several ways for authors to solicit reviews for their newest work. You may go the route of a traditional, formal review service like Kirkus or reviewers participating in our Book Review Combo. You may instead embark on a press release campaign to take aim at various media outlets. Or you may take an alternate path…
NetGalley is a unique subscription service geared to professional readers – librarians, book reviewers, publishers, editors, literary agents, booksellers, media, bloggers, and educators. The service makes your title available for up to three months of exposure for NetGalley subscribers (300,000+ book enthusiasts).
NetGalley readers are given access to digital galley copies for review, upon request. Activity reports including feedback and contact info of potential reviewers is prepared and sent regularly over the duration of a book's listing period.
NetGalley is an outlet that potentially generates dozens of reviews in a single campaign. This makes it an ideal solution for authors that want to jump start reviews for their books, but don’t want to limit themselves to the singular opinion of a Kirkus or Foreword Clarion style review service. And, although NetGalley’s platform includes access to media, like a press release campaign would target, it also offers exposure to a larger subset of peoples and interests engaging in book talk.
All authors participating in NetGalley will also be enrolled in Preview-a-Book. First chapter excerpts from your book are created, aggregated and distributed to industry partners including BN.com, Baker & Taylor, TitleSource, EBSCO/host, ArcaMax, Cokesbury and libraries subscribing to OCLC FirstSearch/WorldCat.
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