Today, I’m hosting Terry Kate of Paco Media Group to answer questions on NetGalley. I’ve been curious about it for a while myself and she’s a fantastic resource! Show her some love!!
Reviews are the illusive prey authors are on the hunt for. NetGalley might be the answer for you. The idea behind NetGalley is to put your book where reviewers are fishing for titles to read.
What is NetGalley, and how does it work?
NetGalley is a service for people who read and recommend books. Publishers upload their galleys, plus any marketing and promotional information; then invite contacts to view their title on NetGalley. Readers can also find new titles through NetGalley’s Public Catalog, and request to review those titles from the publisher.
Who can use NetGalley?
Any professional reader: book reviewers, journalists, librarians, professors, booksellers, bloggers, etc. Anyone who reads and recommend books can use NetGalley for free. You can register here.
The above taken from Netgalley.com
I have my own take on what the service can do for you, and why I decided to take an account.
What better way to build a little black book? A list of emails and blog/reviewer contacts for your books’ target market can come to you out of Netgalley’s reported 56,000+ members. So I signed the deal – dotted line and all – to have Paco Media Group listed.
Now I am on the lookout for the authors out there that might like to set
themselves their books up as targets, since that can be the way it feels. Oh and remember all this has a price tag too. You need to ask youself what exposure you’re looking for? And the real discussion: What are reviews and the stress of putting yourself out there worth?
Will they like it?
How many people will request mine?
What if the reviews are bad?
I guess that is the gamble. So instead of chasing down the reviewers, they may come to you. It is scary to become the hunted… so how brave are you?
The cost? $75 a month for a title to be listed with Paco Media Group. What’s included?**
- Booking your space on Netgalley.
- Support, a short consult, and marketing direction.
**Remember, if you’re with a publisher, you might need permission from them before moving forward with this package.
What would your individual cost on NetGalley be? For a single title, there is a one-time listing fee of $399. Your title can be active on the site for up to 6 months.
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to a lively discussion in the comments…
About Terry Kate:
More about BBPOC:
Bloggers and Publishers work together so often now, it is important that we understand how the other operates. The hope is that if we educate from the top, there will be trickle down to the other bloggers and from publishers to their authors. To prepare I spent hours talking to house publicists, marketing directors, small publishers and the big boys.
How I ended up here? I desire to help people. I love books and appreciate the work that goes into writing them. Plus, I want to help the writers, and keep them from being taken advantage like I was.