KCAS has joined NetGalley to help manage review copies for our blog tours and review opportunities, and we have extra spots available for you!
What is NetGalley?
NetGalley is a digital ARC (advanced reader copy) or review copy distribution site that makes it easy to get your soon-to-be published or already published books into the hands of “professional readers” including reviewers, media, journalists, bloggers, librarians, booksellers and educators.
How much will this cost me?
We have four price points to accommodate your needs:
1 month – $50
3 months – $140 (up to 3 titles, 1 per month)
6 months – $275 (up to 6 titles, 1 per month)
1 year – $525 (up to 12 titles, 1 per month)
- Months to not need to be consecutive, but do need to be chosen at the start to lock in your spots.
- Books will be loaded on your start date. Files and info will need to be sent 7-10 days before your scheduled start date.
- 2 week spots ($30) may be available due to mid-month starts and will be announced in our Facebook group. These will be available only as a quick boost to those who have listed with us in the past or as an extension of a blog tour or review opportunity.
What genres will be included?
Primary genres will be Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy, Cozy Mystery, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal/Paranormal Romance, and Romantic Suspense, though others may be considered. We do not promote erotica, BDSM, or others that fall into that realm. This is a personal decision, and we will not consider those titles.
What does KCAS do?
All books will be listed on our website and shared on our social media.
We would handle all aspects of the process from uploading your ARC or review copy to approving or denying review requests to providing summarized and detailed reporting. Should you be interested in having a hand in the review request approvals, we can work that out. Ideally, we would manage this for you so you can focus on your next book. In the words of Karan’s 3 year old nephew, “I got this!”
We will provide summarized reports every two weeks as well as feedback and reviews for as long as they should come in.
How do I reserve a spot?
Fill out the form below. We’ll start the process and get you on the schedule! Invoices will be sent via PayPal and must be paid in full to reserve your spot(s).
Feel free to join the KCAS NetGalley Facebook group where we’ll share open spots, and those with reserved months can sublet their unused months.
Are my books secure?
Yes. NetGalley uses Amazon’s “Send to Kindle” function to send secure, non-downloadable files directly to the reviewer’s Kindle.
How many spots do you have available?
At this time, we have 10 spots in total. The number of available spots can change at any time.
Can I share a longer term with a friend?
Absolutely! You will be responsible for hashing out who gets what month and letting us know so we have the right book loaded each month. Alternatively, you can rent out your unused months to other authors provided their books fall into the genres we allow.
Does this break the rules of KDP Select/KindleUnlimited?
Nope! In the current Terms & Conditions of KDP Select and KindleUnlimited, you are allowed to provide review copies. Since NetGalley is specifically for providing review copies and we control who receives them, this is kosher.
Can I reserve a spot if I’m not an indie author?
Of course! If you’re with a publisher, please have their approval before submitting. We may ask for a copy of the email in case an issue arises.
Does my book need to be an ARC or can it already be published?
Advanced copies and published books can be listed. This is a great way to bring your backlist to new reviewers!
How are review requests handled?
We will work with you to set the criteria you would like to use including number of social media followers, genre preferences, activity on Amazon and/or Goodreads, and follow through of posting reviews and feedback.
Are reviews guaranteed?
Unfortunately, no, but since NetGalley is designed for reviews, we would expect some. Since we’re just getting started, we don’t have any stats but will update as we get further into the co-op.
Can you set a deadline for reviews?
Short answer, no. NetGalley isn’t designed that way.
What if my books is already on NetGalley from a KCAS blog tour or review opp?
That means you’re insanely awesome. 😉 When you book a tour or review opp, you would have the option to distribute through the KCAS Instafreebie account (included) or NetGalley (for an additional $25/mo. – usually 2 months). When your tour or review opp is done, you will have the option to move into the KCAS NetGalley Co-op for $45 per month. (3 & 6 months and 1 year prices are not discounted any further.)