A new NetGalley initiative will enable the American Booksellers Association’s bookstore members to gain faster access to new digital galleys. With a valid ABA member ID number in their NetGalley profiles, ABA members will receive a prominent badge that publishers can rely on to approve galley requests, auto-approve booksellers, and feature their reviews on NetGalley title records.
Booksellers who provide an ABA member number to NetGalley will also receive the company’s monthly Digital White Box e-mail, which features digital access to forthcoming titles from a wide variety of publishers and indie authors.
“This is a clear member benefit for ABA stores,” said Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, senior program officer at ABA. “NetGalley’s large selection of titles from both traditional and indie publishers/authors, coupled with easy and creative ways to browse and discover titles, means indie booksellers are exposed to the largest number of titles to stock for their store. We’re pleased to extend this partnership with NetGalley.”
ABA booksellers can also nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley. Titles selected for the Indie Next and Indies Introduce Debut Authors lists are promoted to NetGalley’s larger community of 200,000 members. “Promoting these lists benefits the selected titles and authors, and reminds NetGalley’s far-reaching and vibrant audience of the critical importance of indie stores as places to discover and purchase books,” said NetGalley President Susan Ruszala.
Professional readers (reviewers, bloggers, media, librarians, booksellers, and educators) can register for free at netgalley.com to request titles, or be invited to view titles directly by publishers.