NetGalley helps influential readers discover and recommend new books to their audiences. If you are a reviewer, blogger, librarian, bookseller, educator, journalist or other member of the media, you can use NetGalley for free to request, read, and recommend books before they are published.
Publishers tend to approve requests from members who have a history of providing feedback for books they’ve accessed, and who can demonstrate their reach as an early influencer or reviewer. Members improve their chances of getting approved for more books by providing meaningful reviews, by connecting their accounts to verified industry organizations (ALA, ABA, Booksellers Association (UK), ALIA (AU), and others.), and linking to their blogs, social and Goodreads accounts.
Complete Your Profile
Publishers need to know who you are and how you recommend books, and your Profile is the perfect way to quickly provide those details. Think about your NetGalley Profile like a resume. The information in your Profile is what publishers see when deciding to approve or decline your requests, so make sure to keep your Bio professional and succinct.
Profile tips for librarians | booksellers | educators | media | reviewers/bloggers
Have a favorite publisher? Read their approval preferences to learn what they’re looking for when approving requests.
Get Ready Read
Take these simple steps now, so you can start reading right away once you’re approved. See our device guide for complete instructions for downloading to your preferred device.
On your Kindle device or app:
- Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Safe Senders list in your Manage Your Kindle account (in your Amazon account).
- Add your Kindle email address to your NetGalley Profile.
- Click here for full instructions.
On other devices like iPhone/iPad, Nook, Kobo, Nexus, etc. you’ll need Adobe Digital Editions (free), Aldiko Book Reader app (free), or Bluefire Reader (free).
After you've filled in your Profile and set up your download options, it's now time to start accessing books. The most common way to access (or request access to) books is by browsing the available books from a wide variety of publishers. Click here to read more about accessing books on NetGalley.
When you’re finished reading, use NetGalley to tell the publisher how you will review and recommend their book(s).
Read these additional tips for new and existing NetGalley members!