Your Guide To Get A Free E Book Copies From Net Galley | How I Get My First E Book Copy?

Hello guys, have a wonderful day especially in this Ramadhan Kareem. As im strolling my blog to gather new blogpost ideas then my eyes stopped on the words NetGalley, why not to publish a post about it right?

My first experience with this kind of thing were resulted from hanging out on Fatina’s blog and also discovered afterwards that Rasya’s blog also have the same Net Galley button. So I search for the netgalley thingy and gosh as a book lover I feel like yeah this is what we are made for! Reviewing and influencing other on reading more books – this thing is my thing right?

Love at the first sight

To be frank, my first experience signing up on netgalley was not that great because I dont have any idea on what should I do. There is this one section, where you need to key in your social media (places where you talk about books) and a simple bio to tell the publisher of who you are. After filling the spaces rojakly, the next thing to do is to request a free book copy to be review…

Only to be turn out to be such a disappointment

All the book that I request had been rejected?! Argh, that was so frustating. So I began to walk away from netgalley for awhile and busying myself with other thing to hide the disappointment.

I came back prepared

There is this thing within me, I cant let myself feeling down too long, I need to detect the problem and working on it. Hence I began to search tips from the netgalley directory itself and also reading some articles on pinterest. I wonder why on earth I havent done that on the first place? Ha ha ha. I found that I’ve been lacking in terms of describing myself to the book publisher.

I try to put myself on the publisher shoes, if I were a publisher, who would be the person I trust enough to give my free books copies to?

It was as simple as that! So I began to construct my biography in a more detailed way, saying who I am, what I do, and as a blogger who are my target audience were. It works!

Shortly after I updated my bio, I began to request some books and how happy I am after receiving email from netgalley that my application had been approved!

Some of my Net Galley Approved Titles

Reading some of the books I requested, I began to think the responsibility that I owe with the publisher. That I need to review this book on the time given (not all have due date, but best to do before it release to the market I thing so?). Therefore, from my short reading about Net Galley, I learn that:

  1. Not all books that we received need to be review but it is the first thing that the publisher expect us to do. After all as a book reviewer we owe the publisher an exchange of free ebooks with a words of mouth. Blog fortunately is one of the cheapest way.
  2. In order to gain trust from the publisher, the requester must put sufficient details on what they do and how exactly that gonna benefits the publisher. Like getting more details in the bio, who you are, where you from, target audience etc.
  3. I need to learn on how to pick the right book  (that I’ll not DNF) only based on its cover, summary, the author and words of mouth as there is no other way to glimpse on its first chapter. I’ve state before that in order to choose the right book I highly recommend to read the overall first chapter. You may find details here : How to Start Reading and Actually Understand English Book.

That is a short story on how I get my first E Book and it entitled Golden by K.M Robinson, and that was the first book that I send my feedback resulting in to be Auto Approved reviewer from the publisher itself. Thank you Red Adept for the opportunity.

Have you know about NetGalley yet? Do you have any tips you want to share? 

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • I need to admit that I found Donatella perspective was way too adventerous compared to Scarlett. 😇 #legendary #stephaniegarber .
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I keep forgetting about whom is whom from Caraval and I feel a little bit lost learning where Dante comes from 😂 Hence I put Caraval on my next list just to recap what actually happen. .
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As the lovey dovey thing I prefer Tella dilemma in choosing love rather than Scar. .
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Q: #teamTella or #teamScar?
  • Akhirnya aku membaca buku ini dipandu emosi diluar kewarasan. 
Rare species yang amat, one of its kind. Never in my life I stumble into this kind of reading. .
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Tak tahu nak nangis atau nak ketawa. 😂
  • All time fave local book. Bits of Heaven by Aishah Madidiy. This is one of a few english novel that I owned, written by a local Malaysian. Hooked me on the very first chapter and the very reason why I decide to write my blog wholly in english. .
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"Akeed's dauntless journey explored every aspect of journalism, philosophy and religion. The book is an interesting read for those who yearn for something with different twist"
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I remember that I dont get bored easily on every chapter as it was a very light reading. Some says that Aishah Madidiy could be the next Hlovate (some says laa). 💖
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Q: Have your read any Aishah Madidiy books yet? What do you think of it? Im kinda sad will I get the copy again as JS already close down. 
For #bookendsmy #merdeka2k18bookchallenge
  • My most anticipated books will/already published on 2018 🎉😎
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✔A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM - following my dearest Rhysand whereabout 😂
✔Legendary by Stephanie Garber - hopefully I could get a glimpse of that mind reading dress on Tella and the mastermind behind the circus (ok I need to read the book back cause my memory begin to fade out) ❌Wildcard by Marie Lu - of course as a gamer in between I must have this book into possesion
❌ A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews - the debut of the hilarious talented book blogger Paper Fury had comes into pieces? Who did not want to be tame by this dark magic right? .
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I have planned that if I get all these books this year then I can start my book banned scheme successfully, till then I just need to pile up my TBR books a bit high more. .
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What is your most anticipated books this year? .
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Notes : ✔ (got it) | ❌(pending)
  • "Sini kak.." lambainya memanggilku. Aku hanya mampu terdiam kaku. Suasana sangat sunyi ketika itu sehinggakan aku boleh dengar degupan jantungku sendiri. - Syif Tengah Malam
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Ajaib sangat aku post benda ni di tgah malam. Tadi bukan main mengigil meskipun dibaca kala pagi. Sorry sgt dgn gambar gaya-gaya kiut tak menunjukkan keseraman langsung. .
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Sumpah seram sbb intimate sangat cerpen-cerpen dalam ni dengan aku, bukan sebab aku kerja kat hospital tapi sebab kawan aku yang kerja di hospital pernah cerita benda yang sama pernah terjadi. Jadi kaitan dia tu mmg sgt berkaitlah. Sebijik sama! .
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Rekomen terhadap pencinta paranormal/benda asing/entiti sebab ada sesuatu tentang penulisan amatur ini yang perlu dijadikan pedoman. .
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Soalan : Kisah seram bikin ketagih kan? Serupa samyang 😂
  • I've been tagged by @eiyafarihah to do the #bareyourbookshelf tag. So lets go ✌😎 .
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📚 A BOOK YOU OWN BUT HAVEN'T READ ➡ There is so much but let me feauturing Aku Arkitek Jalanan by Teme Abdullah
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📚A BOOK YOU BOUGHT FOR THE COVER ➡NAMAMU and its white. 😍
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📚A BOOK PUBLISHED THIS YEAR ➡Warcross by Marie Lu
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ BEFORE
➡ Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE
➡ A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM
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📚A BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR TBR PILE
➡ Sindrom by Tey Marzuki
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📚A BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU'VE WANTED TO VISIT
➡ Tokyo as describe in Warcross by Marie Lu 😍 the neon light etc
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Thanks for tagging me and feel free to do this #bareyourbookshelf tag!
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Also for #junebookchallenge2k18 by #bookendsmy [11] Your Favourite Film Adaptation.