An open note to all steady followers of Follow The Reader:
This week the NetGalley team got together to review the state of the company and where we are heading in the future. We are very excited about the future of NetGalley and the potential it has for both publishers and readers. We feel that the concept of electronic galleys has passed a critical point of acceptance by many professional readers, and that we are not far from a time when printed galleys will be reserved for special situations that cannot be duplicated by simply passing along a digital file.
Having said that, we took a long, hard look at this blog and the role it is playing toward us achieving that mission. We decided that the blog needs to move in new directions. In the the immediate future, this blog will be much more tightly aligned with NetGalley.com, with a few smattering editorial pieces related to technological innovation in publishing and reading. This is still “Follow the Reader”!
I sincerely want to thank Kat Meyer and Charlotte Abbott for their passion and diligence in helping to further the conversations between the professional reading community, voracious readers, authors, and publishers. The corpus of their work will remain on the blog for any future reference or research.
While their contributions to this blog will cease, Kat & Charlotte have yet to determine what, if anything, they want to do about the weekly #followreader twitter chats. They are free to continue them if they want. Please be in touch with Kat (@katmeyer) or Charlotte (@charabbott) directly for any questions related to those chats.