But first, let me back up and introduce myself. I’ve recently joined the NetGalley team as your “Digital Concierge” (as announced in this post). I know, it sounds cool, but what does this mean?
In a nutshell, it means I’m here for you.
I’m the main liaison between the reader and publisher communities of NetGalley, and it’s my goal to help connect readers with books that they’ll like, help publishers connect with readers who might review their books, and help everyone make the most of what NetGalley has to offer.
Some of you have probably received emails (or tweets) from me, asking for your reading preferences. If I haven’t already connected with you, feel free to reach out to me – I’d love to hear from anyone and everyone who uses NetGalley.
Things I’m especially interested in hearing: what kind of books you like to read and review, where your reviews appear, what you love about NetGalley, and most importantly, what about NetGalley isn’t working for you. I’m open to all feedback – good, bad, and ugly!
Email me anytime at lindsey [dot] rudnickas [at] netgalley [dot] com or DM me on Twitter @NetGalley.
Now, back to our announcement. We’re starting a new hashtag: #NGpick (NetGalley pick)!
Being the Twitter lovers that we are, we’re starting a hashtag to highlight the books you review that are also available on NetGalley. The purpose is to spread the word about the galleys, while at the same time drive more traffic to your blogs/websites. Are you on board?
Here’s how it’ll work:
You write a review of a book that you read using NetGalley.
You include #NGpick in your tweets about your review (with a link to your blog/website/review).
I’ll be sure to re-tweet (RT) all the #NGpick tweets (and we can all ask others to RT, too).
I’ll put a Twitter widget on this Follow the Reader blog, which will also show the #NGpicks.
Thanks in advance for helping to make this hashtag just as popular as #followreader, #fridayreads and others – we can always dream, right?
I look forward to connecting with you all. In the meantime: read, review, tweet, and enjoy!
-Lindsey, your friendly Digital Concierge for NetGalley
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