FEED YOUR READERS

July 14, 2014

ABA August Indie Next List 
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The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the August Indie Next list, drawn from the recommendations of indie booksellers throughout the US. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

Painted Horses          Lucky Us          Small Blessings          A Man Called Ove        In the Kingdom of Ice
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Life Drawing          The Magician's Land         The Book of Life         Herbie's Game          Mountaintop School for Dogs
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The Good Girl      A Colder War         The Mockingbird Next Door         Tigerman          
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Additional Indie Next Titles, not currently available on NetGalley:

The Home Place: A Novel by Carrie La Seur
ISBN 9780062323446

Further Out Than You Thought: A Novel by Michaela Carter
ISBN 9780062292377

This Is the Water: A Novel by Yannick Murphy
ISBN 9780062294906

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay
ISBN 9780062282712 

World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters
ISBN 9781594746857

The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram by Paul Ingram, Julia Anderson-Miller (Illus.)
ISBN 9781888160772

July 10, 2014

♥ NetGalley Cover Love - July 

We’re back with more covers we love and, even more exciting, a chance for you to tell us which covers YOU love! Be the first to LIKE your favorite covers on NetGalley.com! Go to any title in Find Titles and start voting now. Have fun—it’s addicting!

If you enjoy these lovely book covers, click through to read the full description, request the title, and “Like” the cover yourself!

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Have you already read these? Don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your social network! What other titles have you requested after falling in love with the cover? Share the link in the comments below, or via Twitter #CoverLove

Of Scars and Stardust    The Anatomy of Dreams    When Mythological Creatures Attack   Unnatural Selection      Edible French 
                  Flux                               Atria Books               University of Iowa Press                  Island Press                   Penguin Group Tarcher
  Pub Date Oct 8 2014             Pub Date Sep 16 2014           Pub Date Oct 1 2014         Pub Date Oct 28 2014           Pub Date Oct 7 2014

June 23, 2014

The 2014 NetGalley Wellness Challenge has officially come to an end (but you can still unofficially join at any time!)

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During this year’s Challenge we focused on how NetGalley members “book talk,” meaning how members get the word out about books they read on NetGalley. We provided suggestions and examples via email, social media, 2 live webinars, and in-person at BookExpo America.

Did you miss the Challenge? Check out our recap below, and take advantage of the helpful resources anytime!

image Nearly 2,000 members signed the Wellness Challenge Pledge!

image Over 900 members attended the Wellness Challenge webinars where we provided tips for using your NetGalley account, new features available, and tips for leaving Feedback. (Watch the recorded version here!)

image We met with many of our members (particularly bloggers, booksellers, and librarians) in-person at BookExpo America! We walked through their accounts, looked at their stats, their Profiles, and talked about the Feedback they leave and what other information they can provide publishers.

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June 6, 2014

Did you miss BEA? NetGalley to the rescue!

Last week the publishing world convened in New York for BookExpo America—the largest book trade fair in the U.S. BEA is an annual event that gives publishers an opportunity to launch their biggest upcoming titles and meet with colleagues across the publishing industry. NetGalley attends BEA to connect face-to-face with our members and publisher clients to share information about new features on the site and reminders about how to get the most out of your NetGalley account.

This year our Concierge Team met with over 50 publishers to help them better connect with readers on NetGalley. From independent presses and authors to the Big 5, we had fun hearing which books they’re most excited about, and gave them lots of ideas for utilizing NetGalley in their campaigns. We encouraged them to customize their new Publisher Profiles—readers, go ahead and “favorite” the ones you love! 

Tarah, your Reader Concierge, also met with many NetGalley members. During these meetings members had the opportunity to ask questions about using their accounts, how they can utilize their account best for their specific member type and previewing needs, and also a quick profile review to make sure they have the best possible chance of being approved by publisher for titles.   

These meetings also focused on the NetGalley Wellness Challenge theme: “Do you book talk?” Tarah shared information about what publishers are looking for when you submit Feedback, so they can see how NetGalley members are building buzz to help launch new books. Learn our tips by participating in our Wellness Challenge—if you haven’t signed the Pledge, there’s still time! Pledge to submit meaningful feedback for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the book retailer of your choice.

Don’t miss next week’s Wellness Challenge Webinar (click to register), where Tarah will review the basics of leaving feedback, what types of feedback are the most valuable, and common themes she came across during her meetings with readers.

Now, let’s get back to the books! Whether you were at BEA in person or spirit, you still have a chance to snag the featured titles. Check out our BookExpo America Wrap-Up where we roundup titles hand-picked by our publishers because they don’t want you to miss them. Plus, read excerpts from the biggest books of the season (and click through to full titles on NetGalley) in the BUZZ BOOKS (Adult and Young Adult). Just click the covers to download instantly! 

  

May 23, 2014

NetGalley is going to BookExpo America - we hope to see you there!

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Every spring publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians, book bloggers, and publisher and/or book services, such as NetGalley, pilgrimage to BEA to meet those new to the industry, to see old friends, and to be part of the conversation in publishing today.

Make sure to add these events to your Conference Planner:

  • All Conference:
    Stop by the NetGalley/Firebrand booth located in the Digital Zone (booth #2257) to meet us and to pick up a button!

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May 21, 2014

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We continue to hear first-hand from publishers how word-of-mouth can truly help make or break a book’s success.

Today Dina Sherman, School & Library Marketing Director at Disney Book Group, has some words for our members:

“‘Professional’ reviews are essential as marketing tools, but it’s reader reviews (from teachers, librarians, booksellers, bloggers) that really get us excited about our books. Both staff and authors want to know that people like, or even better, love, the book as much as we do! 

imageProbably my favorite NetGalley review of all time was for CODE NAME VERITY.  It was an in-house favorite (OK, let’s be honest, an in-house obsession) from the first time we read the manuscript. We talked about it all the time, shared it with every person we met, but couldn’t quite sum up our feelings.

Then came this wonderful reviewer*, who wrote, “Suck it, Hemingway.”  Exactly! It became our rallying cry and we would say it in meetings whenever we were trying to express our feelings about the book. It certainly helped us keep pushing to get it out into the world.”

* Written and submitted by Katherine Montgomery, educator

You can view Disney Book Group titles on NetGalley here to request and review. 

Take a peek at our best practices for Feedback here (whether you’re a blogger/reviewer, librarian, bookseller, media professional, or educator), and don’t forget to sign the Wellness Challenge Pledge!

May 16, 2014

JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!

I know that we all have BEA on the brain, and are being bombarded with all the great titles that will be promoted there. I’m excited to get in on the recommending-action with something as simple as these beautiful covers. If you enjoy these lovely book covers, click through to read the full description and request the title from the publisher.

Have you already read these? Don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your social network! What other titles have you requested after falling in love with the cover? Share the link in the comments below, or via Twitter #NGextras

Be sure to join the NetGalley Wellness Challenge to make sure publishers hear you when you “book talk”. Sign up here!

The Glass Kitchen        Stitching Snow    From a Distance   About Face      Fourteenth Goldfish 
     St. Martin’s Press                Disney Book Group                   Bloomsbury USA              Glenmere Press              Random House Children’s   
  Pub Date Jun 17 2014             Pub Date Oct 14 2014           Pub Date April 30 2014         Pub Date Oct 23 2013       Pub Date Aug 26 2014

May 15, 2014

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We’re focusing this year’s NetGalley Wellness Challenge on Feedback and Reviews, because we’ve heard first-hand from publishers how word-of-mouth can truly help make or break a book’s success.

Today Pamela Brown, Marketing Director for Mulholland Books, has some words for our members:

No one is more important to a book’s success than you, dear reader.

“Marketers can spin their wheels coming up with creative contests, viral videos, and sought-after swag, but at the end of the day, we know it’s your recommendation—to your friends, to your family, to your colleagues—that matter.

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Take, for example, Lauren Beukes’s The Shining Girls. I made myself hoarse singing its praises, but it was not until reviewers like you started talking about Kirby Mizrachi and the time-traveling serial killer that it became one of last summer’s must-reads. Thank you. Please wield your power wisely by reviewing what you read and recommending what you love.”

You can view Mulholland Books’ titles on NetGalley here to request and review.

Take a peek at our best practices for Feedback here (whether you’re a blogger/reviewer, librarian, bookseller, media professional, or educator), and don’t forget to sign the Wellness Challenge Pledge!

May 8, 2014

ABA June Indie Next List 
Indie Next logo

Today the American Booksellers Association announced the selections for the June Indie Next list, drawn from the recommendations of indie booksellers throughout the US. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

We Are Called to Rise          Goodnight June          Girl with All the Gifts          I Am Pilgrim        The Untold
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Euphoria          Harry Quebert Affair         Next Life Might Be Kinder         Jack of Spies          I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
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The Transcriptionist      Rise & Fall of Great Powers         Late Starters Orchestra         Summer House with Swimming Pool          Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
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        My Salinger Year                   The Vacationers             Take This Man
Available on NetGalley by invite              Available on NetGalley by invite      Previously Available on NetGalley

Additional Indie Next Titles, not currently available on NetGalley:

Bird Box: A Novel d by Josh Malerman
ISBN 9780062259653

Fourth of July Creek: A Novel by Smith Henderson 
ISBN 9780062286444

May 5, 2014

Pledge to take the 2014 NetGalley Wellness Challenge!

I am excited to invite you to join the second annual NetGalley Wellness Challenge, which kicks off today
Take the pledge
 and join the 2014 Challenge now!
 

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This year’s theme is “Do You Book Talk?”

This year’s 7-week Wellness Challenge focuses on Reviews and Feedback. Let’s make sure publishers hear you when you “book talk!” We want publishers to see how you build buzz and help to launch new books. We’ll provide tips for sharing your reviews with your friends and followers, and recommending books to your customers or patrons. Those who pledge will also be entered for a chance to win a prize (click the link below for more info!)

Visit our NetGalley Wellness Challenge resource page for more information on how you can participate.