Monday, April 23, 2018

100 NetGalley Reviews! + 6 Tips

I have reached just over 100 reviews written for NetGalley. It's taken me three years but I've done it! A feel this is huge milestone in my blogging and I wanted to share some tips and tricks that can help you get that ARC! 

When I first started using NetGalley... I got turned down left and right, I gathered up 21 different rejections in the span of a month. I didn't have anything filled out in my bio, no links, no numbers. Nothing. Then I changed up some stuff and I started to get the books I wanted. 

First off, I have to say this, sometimes it doesn't matter if you do everything right, you will still get declined. I got a decline not long ago because they said my follower count just wasn't big enough. So if you don't get the ARC you wanted, don't sweat it. You can always buy it or get it from the library. 

Let's jump into the tips shall we? 

6) Fill out your profile completely!
I mean list every single social media you have along with follower count. Then list two of your best reviews as examples for them to look at. Tell them a little about yourself in the bio, mention how long you've been blogging, they're more likely to approve you if you've been around a while.

5) Always Link Reviews!
The more places you publish your reviews the better. YABC, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, LinkedIn, and on and on. Just make sure to link all these sties in your main review. They will love seeing your review everywhere, it means they might get more sells and that's all these companies care about.

4) Read Now
If you're just starting out in the world of NetGalley then this will people you a lot. Read lots of books that you don't have to apply for. That will get your feedback ratio up fast and you can finally move onto the books that you came to this sight for.

3) 90%
The suggested feedback ratio is 80% but from my experience, I get approved a whole lot more if I stay at 90% or above.

2) Write A Real Review
I'm so guilty of this one myself... I'll finish my ARC and then blank on a review so I just add a sentence or two and the few times I've done this... the next time I request something from that publisher. They decline me and I can't blame them. So write a real solid review.

1) Don't Give Up
 This one is the most important tip of all, if you get rejected for the book you really wanted do let not it get you down! Don't give up hope that you won't get the big hyped titles. Just stick to ones you really want.