hi guys! i'm just wondering if you ever requested an ARC file on netgalley, how long did it take for you to get the file that you requested??? i'm just wondering. please do enlighten me on some facts about netgalley.
thanks in advance! :)
just finished reading the 2 galleys that i received and i also review them , just to show my appreciation for giving me the ARC of the book, :)
one thing i don't like about netgalley is that it's PDF is DRM protected.. i'm not really fond of reading PDF in my computer screen, :D, i usually convert my PDF files to transfer it to my handy gadgets, but nevertheless NETGALLEY is awesome! :D
I love being able to send text of my review and its link directly to the supplying publisher through the NetGalley site = then the publishers know that reviewers really are using the service and (hopefully) will continue providing ARCs this way!
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I started using NetGalley in January, and for the most part, approvals have been anywhere from a few hours to a week or two. That said, I'm STILL waiting on a book that I really want to read, requested more than two weeks ago! I haven't had many from that publisher, and I think I only have one review outstanding for them (that book won't be published until August, so no rush...)
If you have a Kindle, many of these books can be sent directly there, now. The downside is that the PDF formatting can get messy, although I gather there are programs that will fix that. I own both a Kindle and a Nook, the latter bought explicitly to read books that I can only get via Adobe Digital Editor (NetGalley (originally), library books and some free stuff I've won from the Orange Prize's FB site. When I look at what I'm saving by reading the ARCs from NetGalley vs buying the books, I've long since paid for the Nook in savings.
I try to read/review everything I get from NetGalley, unless I simply can't read it. Admittedly, I'm behind on reading and on reviewing the titles I've already read, but I look at it as being (a) courteous to a publisher that has given me the chance to read it and (b) an investment in my access to titles down the road. Why would they continue to approve me if I don't review them??
So far I've only had one denial -- keeping my fingers crossed that the current long wait won't end in another!