For those of you that don’t know, NetGalley is a site where publishers and authors put ebooks (usually ARCs, but they don’t have to be) to be requested by reviewers. Us reviewers fill out a profile containing our blogging information like our statistics and what we review and then we request these books. Sometimes you get accepted, sometimes you don’t. Since I hit 1,000 followers I don’t usually get turned down, but then again I’m very picky about what I request and I read their criteria for reviewers.
I’ve always found NetGalley’s user interface clean, simple and easy to use. Edelweiss was an absolute nightmare when I tried to sign up after using NetGalley for so long. Seriously people, how do you use that site with tiny writing, no logical order and pretty much zero instructions? Unless they’ve vastly improved it, I doubt I will ever use my Edelweiss profile. NetGalley is enough for me at this point.
But what I want to know now is this: If you’re a reviewer, do you use NetGalley? What are your experiences like on there? If you don’t use NetGalley, why not?
And, if you’re an author or a publishing professional, are your books on NetGalley? Why or why not? If so, what are your experiences on it like?