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NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit

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I learned a few new techniques and content ideas for my blog I've been working on. I found this toolkit to be very helpful in describing reviews and what to include and not include in order to catch others' attention. I actually downloaded an app in case I want to create a bookstagram (most likely not because I don't have much time). Although, I learned to keep a schedule in check for my blog to keep it consistent. I'm looking forward to taking my book reviews to the next level.

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The Book Advocate Toolkit gives so many tips & tricks for reviews & social media content. With an active Bookstagram I really found some of the suggestions very helpful. These ideas are useful to both newbies & experienced book reviewers alike & they help in understanding the way Netgalley works, requesting & reviewing strategies & creating bookish content for social media.

Thanks you so much We are Bookish for providing us with this toolkit.

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a very much needed book for all those who are already on NG, and for those who want to start their NG journey - got some useful reminders (especially this - avoid the request spree")

Kudos to the team to have added this - this should be the first book all the users are made to mandatorily download even before they go to read now or request section!

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I really love this book. It had a lovely layout that kept my attention and was really easy to read. I can't wait to put the tips in action.

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Thank you NetGalley and We Are Bookish for creating this awesome resource to understand expectations for reviewing books and becoming a strong book advocate. This toolkit has practical tips both to get started and stay engaged. It’s really helpful!

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This was AWESOME! I wish I had this when I first started my bookstagram account! Downloading canva now! Thanks netgalley!

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This contains fabulous tips and tricks for this (relatively) new bookstagrammer. I truly appreciate the help in formulating my opinions in a concise and impactful way. If only I had a primer like this in the early days, I might not be still playing catch-up with the elusive 80% ratio.
Thank you!
Michelle Beckwith

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This is amazing! Absolutely love how comprehensive this toolkit is! and the suggestions are so helpful! Thank. you so much Netgalley!

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What a great and useful book from We Are Bookish for starting and continuing online blogs and Instagram accounts! It totally made me re-think how I am using bookstagram and I will be using some of these tips.
Follow me at @read.with.tae for more on Instagram!

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Whether you are new to NetGalley (like me) or an experienced user who is trying to maximize their experience on the site, this is a wonderful resource for anyone who uses NetGalley. It had tons of helpful tips on how to navigate the site, to write book reviews, to run a bookish social media, and to strategize bookish content. This guide is highly recommended for anyone looking to take their NetGalley account to the next level, and I know that I will be referring to it often! Thank you to NetGalley team for publishing this super helpful resource.

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This was a super helpful toolkit to help you navigate Netgalley. It has tips and tricks for writing reviews, using social media, and book blogging. I myself am confident using LibraryThing, StoryGraph, GoodReads, Facebook, and Twitter but this guide will help me branch out more on Instagram and a book blog.

Thanks for the tips. :)

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Title:: NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit
Written:: by We Are Bookish
Pub Date:: 08 Mar 2022

This is a small booklet full of tips to get your NetGalley reviews into shape.

I found out one or too thinks I didn't know or think of. Though I have been review books for years on NetGalley this toolkit really gave me some things to think about. Particularly how I approach my reviews.

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Great summary for book bloggers or booktuber when starting out. Thank you netgalley for providing this copy!

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This is super helpful for those of us who, like me, started a Bookstagram on a whim and now want to pursue it more seriously. I read this digitally on my computer, but now I really want to print it out and keep it for referencing! Thank you all for for collecting and giving a starting point for reviewing the books we all love!

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What a helpful guide for book reviewers. It is absolutely full of great tips for new and established people in the book business for fun or profit. The toolkit includes do's and dont's for every media platform including Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and many more. There are step-by-step instructions for creating the very best NetGalley profile to impress publishers.

I appreciate having the opportunity to read this informative book. I learned about other media platforms I am interested in exploring. I would enjoy a more in-depth version of this book. I feel it would be helpful to educate reviewers on a higher level than this book offered.

Thank you NetGalley and We Are Bookish, for sharing NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit. I will be using this new information to improve my reviews.

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This is a fantastic resource for people who are wanting to start reviewing DRCs via netgalley and who are looking into reviewing books on social media platforms.

This toolkit assists book advocates on how to decide which platform is right for them by giving a brief overview of each platform.

It also explains how to start using netgalley and includes the great tip of not going click happy as soon as you create a netgalley account. Just for that fact alone, I wish this toolkit was around when I joined about a year ago lol.
It assists with tips on what to put on your profile and how to keep your ratio up and why it's important.

Netgalley has said this kit will be updated and will be a "living" document and that they are looking for feedback.

My feedback:

Give some examples of what you mean by social media platform stats. The audience for this document is mostly new users of netgalley and likely bookish media. So the audience might not know what the "stats" entail and which ones are important to publishers when looking for a good advocate for their DRC.

I'm a visual learner, as are many others, and so an example of a made up profile and what that would entail might be helpful to include.

When I first joined,I didn't know about archive dates and lost out on reading and reviewing a book because I didn't download it in time. It would be helpful to discuss the publish date versus the archive date and a reminder that the archive date could be prior to when the book is actually released, so it is important to download the book soon after you've been approved.

I think it would also be helpful to do a quick blurb on how to find your kindle email to connect it to your account. (Pictures would probably be the quickest way for people to understand). It took me a bit of googling and trying to find it before I was successful when I set up my account.

All in all, this is a great start to the document and a good reference to even those of us who have been on here for a while as it's got some good tips for how to write a solid review.

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Overall, 4 stars since there is room for improvement. It is definitely a great start to a very helpful document! Thanks for the wonderful resource. Netgalley!

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This was a really helpful free resource and I'll definitely be referring back to it in the future. Thanks, NetGalley!

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This is a comprehensive guide to succeeding on NetGalley and scoring your most-wanted e-ARCs. I have been using NetGalley for several years now, but I'll be honest that I haven't really had a clue what I was doing. I would get tips and tricks here and there, but it's nice to have a complete guide to refer back to when I need an extra boost in the game. This will be super helpful for reviewers.

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Lots of useful tips especially for those starting out. I liked that it showed some free tools e.g. canva for editing photos etc for social media.

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NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit is a great resource for all beginning and experienced book reviewers! The Toolkit includes tips on getting started with your preferred reviewing platform (blog, Instagram, TikTok, or Youtube) and suggestions on creating content. I highly recommend downloading and reading this resource!

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