A publisher invited me to view a book with a NetGalley widget. What is this?

If you received an email from a publisher containing a “widget” link, that means you have been pre-approved to view and download that book on NetGalley! Here’s what you need to know.

Step 1: Open the email from the publisher that contains the widget. The widget link can appear as a clickable cover image with text or a URL. Click on the cover image or URL.


Step 2: This will open your web browser to a unique Sign In page for this particular book on NetGalley. You will also see an image of the cover on the left.

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Step 3If you are already a NetGalley member, simply sign into your account, and you will be taken to the title details page for this book. You can view information about the book and if you would like to accept it, click the Read It! button to download it or send to your Kindle.

Step 4: When you sign in, you will be taken directly to the title details page where you can decide if you would like to accept the invite. If so, click the Read It! or Listen To It! button and then you'll be able to select one of the reading options to start reading or listening.

The NetGalley Shelf app is our recommended way to read, and the exclusive way to listen to audiobooks made available on NetGalley. If you would like to read on your Kindle, click the Send to Kindle button for instructions on how to send your approved books to your Kindle or Kindle app.

If you are new to NetGalley, once you click to another page on the site you will be prompted to fill in your Profile information using a guided walkthrough.


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