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School Library Journal Is Accepting Review Submissions For eBooks Through NetGalley

School Library Journal is now accepting submissions to review children’s and YA eBooks through NetGalley. The books must be exclusively available as eBooks.

Publishers can submit titles using this form, which will send the title information and a widget to SLJ reviewers who will be able to access the digital galley through NetGalley. Only School Library Journal authorized reviewers (a distinction designated in their NetGalley profile) will be given access to the title.

Here are more details from the press release:

Children’s and young adult e-original publishers who are already NetGalley customers can benefit from this partnership immediately. Publishers who would rather establish an alternative system for submission are welcome to contact School Library Journal Book Review Editor Trev Jones, or contact NetGalleydirectly to learn about participating.

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NetGalley Hires New Folks as Community Reaches 100k

Firebrand Technologies, the company that owns the digital galley site NetGalley, announced today that NetGalley now has more than 100,000 members reading its digital books. The company redesigned the site last fall, giving it a new look, making it easier to read on Kindle devices and adding more user tools.

In addition to the growth, Firebrand has also announced four new hires. Steve Rutberg joins Firebrand as the company’s new director of marketing and sales. Rutberg’s resume includes stints at WoltersKluwer Health, Taylor & Francis, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Prentice Hall, and McGraw-Hill. Annie Johnston joins Firebrand as content services specialist. Johnson comes to Firebrand from the Independent Publishers Group where she managed the IPG Digital program.

Stuart Evers joins NetGalley as the UK Community Manager, a position based in London. Evers will serve as a liaison to the growing number of UK-based publishers using NetGalley, and will interface with UK users. Steve Manes joins NetGalley’s development team. Manes previously worked at The Children’s Health Fund where he built and managed electronic health records software.

NetGalley Disables Kindle Button

Digital galley distribution site NetGalley has disabled the Kindle button in its service. The site, which lets publishers distribute eBook galleys to selected individuals and members of the press, used to allow readers to read these texts from a Kindle.

An e-mail to members said: “You may notice a slight change in NetGalley when you next log in: where’s my Kindle button? Due to changes in the way Amazon’s personal document delivery service works, we’ve had to temporarily disable the Kindle button. All of our other reading options will still be available, in accordance with what the publisher enables for each particular title.”

NetGalley did not say when this issue would be resolved, but did say that they are “working on a way to reintroduce this reading option just as soon as we can!”

Hachette Book Group To Release Digital Galleys

Hachette Book Group (HGB) has partnered with NetGalley to distribute digital galleys and digital press kits to the press and booksellers.

Using NetGalley, HBG will be able to share digital galleys, which the reader can read on their choice of device including Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, Kobo or a desktop. HGB’s digital galleys will include video, audio, tour schedules, author Q&As and photos.

HBG’s launch catalog on NetGalley includes new titles from: Brad Meltzer, Lawrence Block, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Darren Shan, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Don Winslow, Michael Koryta, Tom Holt and Nic Sheff.

These digital galleys will be distributed to HBG’s reviewer list, as well as to the NetGalley network of reviewers and professional readers.