Good morning, everyone. Can you believe December and this year is almost over? It’s so unbelievable! And just like December, NetGalley month is drawing to a close for 2011. First of all, I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who joined us – it’s been fun! As I promised, I’ll post a linky at the end of this post where you can submit all your reviews that you posted during NG month, so that everyone can check each other’s out. PLUS, we have a very special guest for today – Lindsey Rudnickas from Netgalley is joining us today to answer some questions about Netgalley and reviewing e-galleys. Sounds good? :o)
First off, however, here are my totals – I did pretty good, considering the fact that I didn’t have much time due to my uni exams. I managed to read and review 3 books and I started my 4th one the other day. The titles I did finish are:
1. Should we include our blog statistics (number of followers, unique visits) in our public bio?
2. Does the number and quality of our previous reviews influence publishers’ decision to approve future requests? Do they read our previous reviews before approving our requests?
3. Do publishers use our reviews after we submit them?
4. Why are some books only visible for some people on NetGalley?
5. What happens if we don’t make the deadline? If the galley expires or the publisher archives the given title before we manage to read it or post our review, I mean.
6. Should we let publishers know when we post our reviews by emailing or tweeting them?
7. Do publishers check how many pending requests we have before approving our requests?
8. Who do publishers choose to auto-approve and why?
9. Why do some bloggers get rejected from certain titles on Netgalley? What are publishers looking for when they’re trying to decide whether to approve or reject our request?
Lindsey, thank you so much for joining us and for all the useful advice! I hope it answered some of your questions guys. 🙂
If you took part in NetGalley month, make sure to use the linky below and submit all your reviews you posted during NGmonth so that we can all check them out! Just click on “Click here to enter”, fill in the first required field with your review’s title and the second one with the link to your review. As simple as that. 🙂 Feel free to submit as many reviews as you like!
Thank you for joining NetGalley month in December and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! xxx