Thursday, August 5, 2010

Get ARCs as Ebooks via NetGalley


Kersten Hamilton, author of Tyger, Tyger, recently dropped me an email about this new site called NetGalley. Simply put, NetGalley is a place where publishers offer galleys (very similar to ARC's) in an electronic format. This is both cheaper and better for the environment. The website is open to all sorts of reviewers, including bloggers.

The electronic galleys are compatible with the Kindle, Nook, and other ereader devices. I've signed up for it, but have yet to use it as I do not own an ereader at the moment. There are really some wonderful titles available and if you have the chance, you should definitely check it out.

Several upcoming YA books are available for request, including Tyger, Tyger.

5 comments:

Autumn said...

Some of the books you can request a paper copy of it from the publisher once you've been approved for the electronic format. Also, if you don't have an issue with reading on your computer you can read them with Adobe Digital. I actually had to do that because one of them wasn't in Kindle format and it would only go to that and that Adobe Digital thing is only compatible with the Sony eReader, which I don't have. It wasn't too bad.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Thanks Autumn! I haven't looked into all of it too much yet, but I had seen the chance of a paper copy as well. It's a very interesting endeavor for publishers, so I hope it works out the way they intended. I plan on requesting in the near future, at least to get the feel for how the service works.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I've requested and downloaded some. It is a really cool and easy way to get ARCs. The only down side is that they only last for so long before they disappear. I see a lot more publishers go this way!

La Coccinelle said...

I just signed up. As far as I can tell, it should work with my new Kobo. Now I just have to wait. Any idea on how long it takes for your request to go through?

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

La Coccinelle - I just requested my first galley and I got it in about 4 hours. It probably depends on the publisher, but I'm sure they're fairly quick about it.

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