What is NetGalley, and how does it work?

As a book advocate or industry professional (book trade professional, bookseller, educator, member of the media or journalist, librarian or reviewer) you want to discover and recommend new books to your audience, and NetGalley is here for you! 

Use NetGalley for free to request, read, and recommend books before they are published -- and provide essential reviews and feedback to publishers and other readers. Sign up here.

Members can interact with publishers, authors, and their books by: 

  1. Being invited by publishers to gain instant access to books using a widget invite. 
  2. Requesting books and being approved to download/read or listen to them.  
  3. Submitting feedback (reviews, opinions, and more) directly to the publisher for your approved books.

Members can access their approved books and audiobooks on the free NetGalley Shelf app, or other supported devices and apps.

If you’re new to NetGalley, or a long-time member in need of a refresher, check out these tips to get the most out of your account. 

You can also grab a copy of our Book Advocate Toolkit - designed to have everything you need to succeed!

We also suggest checking out We Are Bookish, our editorial blog for NetGalley members -- presenting an independent voice to highlight books and a bookish lifestyle! You can get an introduction to the We Are Bookish blog by checking out 10 Things You Might Not Know About NetGalley.

This Knowledge Base is filled with helpful information and answers to your most frequently-asked questions. Still need help? Contact our friendly support team for help.

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