So I just started my Netgalley up again, and it is addicting! I've been experiencing the same thing I did when I found out about the book community. It's like I opened a new door and I'm a bit overwhelmed.
So far, my Netgalley experience has been going well, but I need to slow down. I've noticed that I've started requesting books that I wouldn't pick up at my local library. Instead of being selective about what I am requesting, I'm requesting anything that catches my eye, even if I have a feeling that I won't like the book as much. When I look back at my recent reads from netgalley, I haven't loved any of them. Is there a correlation? I think so.
Much like when I found out about the book community, I am finding out about a whole new part of the community, and I don't have any restraint. I am loving Netgalley right now. Even though my blog doesn't have a massive following, I am still receiving books. I am learning more about the publishing part of the business, and I'm being exposed to more authors and publishers every time I go onto the site!
The one problem I do have with Netgalley is that it is hard to get yourself in there. Many of the books featured are always big name publishers, which not every blogger or librarian, etc. can get. It takes some time to find books that I can actually get accepted for. But every goal is reached through working at it. My tip if you have a smaller blog like me is to look at the approval preferences of the publisher of the book you want before you request it. If you don't have their requirements, then odds are you won't be accepted.
If you want any recommendations of what is on the site that you can request right now, I have two. One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank and The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle. They are both contemporary and loads of fun!
So even though I am not the biggest blogger out there and the most articulate person, I am liking my experience. I've never consistently gotten ARCs before, but Netgalley is essentially a door leading to new opportunities for me. I am looking forward to what is next in store!
Do you like using Netgalley? What has your experience been like?
Thanks guys for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!
Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!