BEA has come and gone—a whirlwind of informational sessions, meetings with publishers, and saying hello to all of the amazing NetGalley members who stopped by to “like” our wall. Whew! Talk about an intense first week on the job.
For those of you whose hands I didn’t get to shake, I’m Kristina Radke, your new Community Concierge at NetGalley. Together with Lindsey, I’ll be answering your support questions (via email, Facebook [www.facebook.com/netgalley], & Twitter [@NetGalley]) and helping our publishers promote their titles to our members and incorporate digital galleys into their own campaigns. Before coming to work for NetGalley I worked at HarperTeen, where I did marketing for some really great YA books and used NetGalley from the publisher’s perspective. (I know for a fact that HarperTeen has an exciting fall list, so if you read YA keep an eye out for their new galleys.)
It was easy to recognize what a useful tool NetGalley is for publishers and professional readers alike. Imagine my delight in finding an opportunity to join this (quickly) growing company that connects readers and publishers, and begin interacting with such a wonderful community. All of your energy and positivity at BEA has further validated my excitement to join the NetGalley team!
And while we’re talking about BEA . . . congrats to the winners of our eReader giveaway! Each of the winners will receive either a Kobo eReader, NOOK Color, or Kindle.
Georgia Edwards, librarian & reviewer in Charlotte, VT
Katie Butler, Katie’s Book Blog
Bob Bettendorf, copywriting manager in Princeton, NJ
BEA can be a bit daunting, but your smiles and hellos made my first week such a pleasure. Thank you all for such a warm welcome!