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Do YOU Know ‘Net Galley’?

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Kimber here. Asking what a ‘Top Reviewer’ is? It must be good, right? Cuz Mom’s doing her happy dance. (Why she does this, I dunno. But she also loves asparagus. Sometimes there’s just no accounting for taste.)

Anyway. Mom’s a Professional Reader with Net Galley. Do you know Net Galley?

Mom says Net Galley makes ARCs available to professional readers and helps promote new and upcoming titles. Professional readers–reviewers, media, journalists, bloggers, librarians, booksellers and educators–can join and use Net Galley at no cost.

So Mom the Hopeless Book Nerd gets free digital galleys, often called advance reading copies, or ARCs. They’re delivered straight to her Kindle – whatever that is – in exchange for an honest review.

Such a deal! Especially for dyed-in-the-ink bibliophiles like Mom. (She averages a book every coupla days. Sometimes more.)

Well. Mom recently earned Top Reviewer kudos. That’s cuz three or more of her reviews have been added to Net Galley titles by publishers.

Not to get a fat head here or anything, but to be candid, I did most if the work toward earning the Top Reviewer badge. I mean, hey. (Or bacon!) Who do you thinks keeps Mom company while she’s doing the reading thingy? I just let her think otherwise. So let’s keep this our little secret, okay?

Is this fun or what?!

More reviews on our menu. Both fiction and non. Just check the dropdown thingy.

Have you heard of Net Galley?

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