How It Works

Do you love to discover new books? Do you review and recommend books online, in print, for your bookstore, library patrons, blog readers, or classroom? Then you are what we call a "professional reader," and NetGalley is for you. Registration is free, and allows you to request or be invited to read titles, often advance reading copies, on your favorite device.

Are you a publisher, author, or PR professional launching a new title, series or season? NetGalley offers a way to provide secure, digital versions of your titles to our community of professional readers, and your own contacts.

Our imperative is to design programs and features that help professional readers be effective influencers, and provide more information to publishers about how early reading ignites buzz and promotes sales.

NetGalley for Professional Readers

NetGalley is a service to promote titles to professional readers of influence. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, bookseller, educator, or in the media, you can use NetGalley for FREE to request, read and provide feedback about forthcoming titles. Your feedback and recommendations are essential to publishers and readers alike.

Check out our available titles from these publishers, and make sure to read our guidelines on how to get approved. We support all major reading devices and tablets. Can’t find a specific title? Many titles are Private, but publishers can invite you to view.

NetGalley for Publishers

Publishers in the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia are using NetGalley to interact with our growing member community, and to invite their own contacts to view titles using the NetGalley widget. Ask us about security options for protecting your content and how to use the widget to provide direct, pre-approved access to your titles. We provide prompt, friendly support for you and for readers, and best practices for using digital proofs in your marketing and publicity campaigns.

There is no charge for professional readers to use the service; publishers pay a set-up fee plus a monthly cost depending on the number of titles you have on the site. We also have an option for publishers and authors who are interested in listing a single title. Finally, there are many ways to connect with the NetGalley reader community through our Marketing Programs. Please fill out this form for more information about listing your titles.