So, well, I have a Kindle. Needless to say, I was looking forward to utilize it for NetGalley. And ever since I’ve started using the ebook-ARC service, I’ve totally fallen for it.
It’s a plus for both publishers and reviewers. We get to read books early, and publishers get to build buzz. I’m assuming that an egalley costs less to publish than a print copy, so that’s even more economical.
As a reviewer, I absolutely love the service. It’s easy to navigate, and fun, and there are so many titles that I wouldn’t normally get but took a risk on and ended up loving. I’ve widened my reading horizons, and I love that.
I’ve gotten a bunch of promising-looking books to read over vacation, like The Peculiars, which I like a lot right now, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which has the coolest cover EVER. And there are a whole lot more books, more than I’d normally have gotten to read early.
There’s only one con to NetGalley: rejections. Ouch. I mean, I get that if everybody reads a book early, sales will go down when the book comes out. Plus, this is the publishers’ method of quality control. But still… yeah, one con. Not a lot. I love NetGalley.
How is YOUR experience with NetGalley? Love it? Hate it? Tell me about it!