How do I submit titles to NetGalley?
Submissions can be sent in via this form. Please note, your title must be uploaded to Kobo Writing Life to be eligible. We review all submitted titles and select 20 to upload to NetGalley.
We also send out a submission form every month to collect submissions for the next month. If you'd like to be added to this list and haven't received an email about NetGalley from us already, please email us at email@example.com to be added to the list.
Can I submit older titles or only pre-orders?
We're allowing people to upload backlist titles as well as pre-orders/digital ARCs (in EPUB format). Your files must be uploaded to Kobo Writing Life so we can send them to NetGalley.
For pre-orders: Ensure your file is uploaded to Kobo Writing Life even if it isn't being published till a future date. Upload your EPUB and cover files to the Dashboard, and publish as a Preorder. This will allow us to send your files to NetGalley.
Can I submit more than one title?
Yes, there is no limit on submissions.
Can I submit titles for more than one month?
Yes, we offer up to 3 months on NetGalley. You can submit the same title for 3 months or different titles for every single month. We will select titles and request payment the month before your specific NetGalley time-slot begins, so you won't be paying upfront.
How do I pay for this promotion?
Once your title is accepted, you'll get an email from us with a link to a payment form the month before your NetGalley time-slot.
How will I know how many reviews I get?
We will be using the email an author submits with their entry form to ensure they get notified by NetGalley whenever there is a review. So regardless of what month you entered, you'd still get a notification a year from then if someone had reviewed your title then, even if the title was archived.
What will the approval system be for approving reviewers?
Since books are only available for a month at most, we won't be restricting reviewers. The file will be protected by social DRM, which embeds a user's NetGalley ID and email into the file, which can be used to track them if the file is ever distributed.
How will you prevent piracy of my books on NetGalley?
Every file will be protected by social DRM, which embeds a user's NetGalley ID and email into the file, which can be used to track them if the file is ever distributed.
Will this tie into promotions at Kobo?
This is essentially an extension of our promo campaigns, so we'd love to be able to do some tie-in promotions of the titles that are currently being featured at NetGalley. More details to come.
Can I get a refund?
We can't provide refunds to authors if they are unhappy with their NetGalley reviews. Please keep in mind when submitting your book to this service that we can't guarantee good reviews, only that your book will be available to get reviews.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org. We're still shaping this service, and any feedback is valuable at this stage.