NetGalley Book Review Service

What is NetGalley? NetGalley is an innovative online service connecting authors and publishers with book reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and educators. NetGalley’s service offers digital e-books and promotional materials to professional readers for potential reviews. There is no fee for the professional reviewers to use this service. NetGalley helps authors and publishers build communities, invite contacts to view e-books and promotional materials, and track those who have viewed their titles. Top publishers use NetGalley to quickly and cost effectively (no book printing or postage costs) get their titles in the hands of targeted book professionals. You can direct your contacts to NetGalley to view your book (again at no cost to them)!


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H0w does the e-book delivery process work? We will receive notice of all reviewers’ interest in your book. Once we approve the reviewers, they have the ability to download your book to read on their favorite e-reader or computer. Reviewers can request a printed version of your book, if you have one available.

Does it have to be a new title? While traditionally new titles are featured, it is not a requirement.

Is it safe? NetGalley ensures the safety of each book; books cannot be printed or forwarded.

How do I start? As part of our service, we hold a half-hour consultation to discuss your book(s), your goals and how to interact with the NetGalley community. We email you a book publicity tips manual to help you develop these relationships.

What do I receive? We will upload your e-book (PDF/epub files) and information (book cover, etc.) to NetGalley and we provide you with weekly reports detailing requests, pending reviews and completed reviews. We also provide you with valuable contact information to allow you to build relationships with important contacts interested in you, your book(s) and your genre!

What happens at the end? Once the service is over, you have the option to continue on a month-to-month basis, or we will end the service and remove your book from NetGalley. However, we will continue to send you all information/links from future reviews and requests.

How much does it cost? We charge by the month, typically recommending one month to start. Please call or email for pricing and multiple project discounts.

Contact Smith Publicity for more information today!