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NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit

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I was worried while signing up for NetGalley and becoming a member - since I had no idea how to navigate the process for requesting ARCs and book reviewing. I didn't know if I was doing things "properly" until I read the NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit.

The toolkit showcased various ways of reviewing books along with tips on how to succeed on certain platforms. The platforms I regularly use for book content consist of TikTok, YouTube, Goodreads and Instagram. I paid more attention to those sections of the digital book but the toolkit does go into details about other platforms. The content and writing was easily digestible despite the amount of content given. If you're to read this, I would set aside some time so you can read this toolkit in its entirety.

Thank you NetGalley and We Are Bookish for granting access to a digital copy of this toolkit.

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As an avid reader and a new member of NetGalley, I looked for ways to enhance my book reviewing skills and social media presence. The NetGalley Toolkit has been an indispensable resource in this journey. It's a well-structured guide that caters to both beginners and experienced members who aim to take their book advocacy with NetGalley to the next level.

The toolkit includes practical guidelines for creating a standout member profile, which is the cornerstone of anyone’s presence on NetGalley. It then delves into maintaining a strong Feedback Ratio, which is a critical aspect that reflects one's commitment to the community.

I found the section on crafting book reviews very helpful. The toolkit provides tips for writing compelling reviews, including how to handle the delicate task of writing critical feedback without discouraging potential readers.

The toolkit even extends its reach to help you thrive on social media suggesting ways for creating engaging content and sharing reviews that are practical and easy to implement, making it a breeze to connect with book lovers and authors.

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I think this is a great, straightforward tool for bookworms like myself. It’s pretty and digestible, and covers off the important aspects of book reviewing as an ARC reader and in general.

It’s short and to the point, but I don’t think it needs to be more than that. I really appreciated the call out to not tag authors in negative reviews, but I also think that not every review needs to be super lengthy, particularly if you feel very moderately about a book. However, I think the tips in this book would be really valuable for someone just starting out their book reviewing journey.

Thank you to NetGallery and We Are Bookish for granting me access to a digital copy of this great resource.

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Thank you Netgalley for this copy, it was such a huge help with my ARC reading journey!! I put off ARC reading for months because I wasn’t sure how to do it or if I could. This book helped me gain confidence after I finally took the plunge and signed up:)

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So good! Thanks so much for this, it was really helpful to learn how to write reviews in detail. I will use this when I write reviews from here on!

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As someone who is new to Netgalley and reviewing Advanced Reader Copies, I found Netgalley's Book Advocate Toolkit to be very informative and a helpful resource! Overall the toolkit was easy to navigate, covered a variety of topics, and was organized in a way that was easy to understand. I did find the font to be difficult to read at some points, but overall, it was very helpful and I will definitely refer back to it.

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A very informative toolkit on how to get the most out of NetGalley. This toolkit helps you understand how the site works and provides lots of useful tips to improve your chances on getting selected for books. Extremely helpful!

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Very helpful! Great way to learn about the site and how to use it in the most beneficial way. Always requesting too much!

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Helpful! I only wish I had read this before I requested 8 million books. Now I have quite a bit of reading to do in order to get a good feeedback ratio.

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Useful resource for helping to create meaningful feedback. NetGalley does a fantastic job of allowing users to find new authors and for books to find an audience so it’s no surprise that their guide is useful.

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This advocate Toolkit provides great tips to optimize the NetGalley experience. I enjoyed learning tips to improve my chances to get titles I am excited about. I learned some new things on how to better use my platforms to create content/reviews. It also gave me tips on how to improve my chances to get selected for books and how to be strategic in requesting titles. Thanks Netgalley for putting this together!

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This is a helpful toolkit for understanding NetGalley and book social media. Thank you for the resource!

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This book offers fantastic advice on approaching ARCs. It had so many helpful tips, including tips for bookstagram and booktok accounts which I found very useful.

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This toolkit is a must read! I wish I had read this prior to going on a giant request spree after joining and getting denied for quite a few books. This is full of helpful information regarding how to navigate NetGalley, build up your platform, and how to review.

A few items were incredibly helpful for me regarding how to review.
- Describe the plot in 1-2 sentences in case your review gets reposted somewhere that does not include the synopsis.
- Include narrator feedback on audiobooks.
- Always include that you received an ARC/DRC due to FTC requirements

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Such a great source of advice on how build up my NetGalley profile. I will keep referring to it regularly.

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Really helpful for those starting out on NetGalley but also for those starting their bookish social media as well!

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Very helpful book for everyone starting on NetGalley! Thank you for the resource!
I found it especially helpful to read the tips for goodreads, writing reviews, and bookstagramming.

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This was surprisingly helpful. Great tips and info! Definitely worth a look.
Will go back and reference again for sure.

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NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit: A Gem for New and Seasoned Reviewers
Overall Impression: NetGalley's Book Advocate Toolkit is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to get the most out of their NetGalley experience, be they a bookish newbie or a seasoned reviewer.

What I Loved:

Clear and Concise: The toolkit is well-organized and easy to navigate. It breaks down information into manageable sections, making it a breeze to find what you're looking for.
Beginner-Friendly: For those new to NetGalley, the guide offers a clear walkthrough of setting up your profile, requesting ARCs, and understanding member types.
Advanced Tips: Even experienced reviewers will find valuable nuggets of wisdom. The toolkit delves into crafting strong reviews (including tackling those tricky critiques) and maximizing your reach with social media strategies.
Engaging Format: The use of visuals and quick tips keeps the information accessible and interesting.
Areas for Improvement:

While the toolkit covers a lot of ground, it could delve deeper into specific social media platforms and best practices for each.
It might be helpful to include a section on NetGalley etiquette, such as deadlines and communication with publishers.
Recommendation:

This toolkit is a goldmine of information for anyone interested in becoming a NetGalley book advocate. Whether you're eager to dive into the world of ARCs or refine your reviewing skills, this guide equips you with the tools you need to succeed. Highly recommend!

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This is such a helpful guide. Thank you so much for putting this together for content creators to reference!

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