Can’t afford $399 for NetGalley? How does $50 sound?

By now I’m sure you’re familiar with my Most Super-Duper, Exhaustive, Comprehensive, and Current Listing of Free and Paid Book Advertising Websites and Ideas, and if you’re not – have a look. It’s not only a list of promo websites that I’ve been compiling for many months but also a diary of my experiences with some of them.

If you’ve seen it, perhaps you’ve noticed the listing for NetGalley and my lamenting about its price – or maybe you’ve heard of it through other channels. It’s a free service for any blogger, reviewer or librarian to request titles for review before they’re published. It’s the authors and publishers that have to pay. A lot. $399 just to list one book – you can understand why I’d never tried it before.

It’s an industry standard and a great service – this is how you could get those early reviews for your book, to give it an extra oomph on launch day. So imagine my delight when I came across a mention of “NetGalley co-op” on KBoards. I looked into it, and guess what – it’s an independent press with a subscription to NetGalley, who are willing to sublet listings for as little as $50 a month! Author after author on KBoards are singing its praises and I’m going to list both Shizzle, Inc and Indiot with them, for 1 month and 3 months, respectively, starting in July. I will be posting a review and a comparison of results for 1 month vs 3 months in October, but I just could not keep this secret to myself.

You’re welcome.


Filed under Shizzle, Inc.

21 responses to “Can’t afford $399 for NetGalley? How does $50 sound?

  1. Thank you, once again.

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  2. ktomsovic

    Ana, thanks for sharing this! You do great research.

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  3. You are the best!
    I wonder how the listing appears on NetGalley. Normally, they list under publishing houses, no?

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  4. Cool! I hope it works out for you. I’ve just started to use NetGalley as a reader. Interesting site.

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  5. I have read a few books off Netgally. I’ve had authors who have told me how amazing it is and how horrible it is. I actually have an author buddy who lives in Canada who often calls me to complain about a new review he received on there. I hope your experience goes well!

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  7. Tamara Kulish

    Sounds like an awesome resource!

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    • I hope so 🙂 I see others are saying that you can get negative reviews…I’m scared a little now…maybe I will do just Indiot first, Shizzle got a few bad reviews via the free giveaways already.


  8. I love it as a reader although it’s true that reviewers don’t pull their punches for what I’ve seen. Thanks, Anna. (Not all books are available to everyone, as it depends on the publisher, and some might be limited to certain geographical areas. I get books by UK publishers or those available here only).

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