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Monday, October 10, 2011

Week 2 NetGalley October Tips: Requesting and Getting Approved

Welcome to Week 2 of NetGalley October :)

Last Week Lindsey Rudnickas, NetGalley Digital Concierge shared some tips on getting started with NetGalley.

Today Lindsey is back with some very useful information to help you request those titles you want and get approved to read them by the publishers. 

Requesting and Getting Approved

Make sure to check the Before You Request page: http://www.netgalley.com/catalog/before_request/

Check out the Public Catalog of available galleys to find titles you want to request. You can browse by Publisher or by Genre, and of course search by Title, Author, etc. You can also find out what publishers are looking for when they approve requests. Then just click "Request!" to send your request to the publisher.

Remember that some publishers take longer than others to go through their pending requests, so try to be patient! You’ll get an email notification as soon as your request is either approved or declined.

You could also get an email that says “You've been auto-approved.” What does this mean? Individual publishers can auto-approve individual NetGalley members for all their titles in the catalog. This means that when you press the Request button for that publisher’s titles, you’ll receive the galley immediately on your home page. If you are auto-approved by a publisher, you’ll receive an email saying: “You have been auto-approved for any of Publisher’s titles in the NetGalley catalog. Next time you click the REQUEST button for one of their titles, you’ll be automatically approved. Congrats!”

While you’re waiting to hear if your request is approved, this is a good time to do these three things:
1. Add support@netgalley.com to your email address book, so you'll be sure to receive emails from NetGalley.
2. Be sure to download Adobe Digital Editions, the program you'll need to view galleys. The download is quick and free here:
3. Check out our NetGalley Features and sign up to receive our Newsletters by Genre here: http://www.netgalley.com/features/


Have questions about Week 2's tips?
Comment below and I'll be sure to share them with Lindsey when we Twitter Chat on the 28th.

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Coming up next week: Downloading and Devices

*See that awesome button up there? Sarah from Workaday Reads made it. Isn't it fabulous? 
I love it! Thank you so much Sarah!


  1. I have gotten two publishers gifting me with auto-approvals. I will admit that it made me go back and request more from those publishers, even though my reading list was already far too long!

  2. Thanks for the mention about the button. So glad you like it!

  3. Wow, I haven't used NetGalley in a while. I didn't know that they had an auto-approve function!

  4. i got approved to have a book. does that me its auto-arroved? how do you get the book?


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