How does NetGalley ensure users of their service are influential readers?

If your book is listed in the NetGalley catalog, NetGalley members can request a digital review copy. The NetGalley member community is made up of influential readers and industry professionals (reviewers, book trade professionals, media/journalists, booksellers, librarians, and educators). Before a NetGalley member can request a digital review copy, they must first fill out a Profile about themselves—their organization, contact information, category preferences, and a brief Bio. You will be able to view this Profile information before their request is approved. Keep in mind that if you take advantage of the DRM-security settings we offer for the file itself, NetGalley members cannot share, copy or distribute your content.

It is important to note that NetGalley does not prevent anyone from registering/requesting a book, since all publishers have different criteria for accepting or declining requests. The Profile is intended to provide adequate information about the NetGalley member who is requesting the book. In addition to the information the member provides, NetGalley also adds “member stats,” similar to those found on the member's Dashboard, which aid in the approval/decline process.

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