I have no idea what net gallery is. I tried to google it but I'm still in the dark. Someone enlighten me, please. As for where I get the books I review - I really don't care where they come from. I don't pay to join sites, though, there are enoug good free ones.
Being a member of NetGalley is free for reviewers. You can access ARCs there from publishing houses big and small.
I love picking up books at NetGalley. It is well known and easy to access. Sometimes little known or smaller publishers have better luck through outlets like NetGalley.
Best of luck!
I have actually made contact with a couple of the publishing houses through NetGalley and requested paper copies. Not all of them will send one out, but Harlequin sent me a paper copy of a book I was requesting and so did a couple others. I was even added to Harlequin's paper list- so when they have something they think would suit me, they send it out!
Never hurts to ask :)
I feel your pain, Dana. Ebooks kind of give me the creeps. I will at some point cave in and get an e-reader because I see the point. Kind of. Especially when I'm packing for a vacation, or thinking about reading Sherlock Holmes.
If it helps--- I'm way too young to be a dinosaur. So it's not like a "in my day we had paper and liked it" reaction. I like the tactile sense of books and pages, and I would miss that.
I sometimes miss paper books when I have been reading a lot on my Kindle, but I also miss some of the conveniences of the Kindle when I read a paperback- its a trade off.