Do your friends turn to you first for book recommendations? Have you ever canceled plans to finish reading? Do you have detailed spreadsheets tracking book publication dates so you can keep up with reviews?
You are Bookish, and we are too!
Welcome to We Are Bookish, a new editorial blog for NetGalley members featuring book recommendations, author interviews, cover reveals, member spotlights, and more. I’m Kelly, your friendly neighborhood bookworm who lives to help readers all over the world find their next favorite book.
For some time, the NetGalley team has been hoping to expand their blog and to transform it into a space that celebrates the truths we hold most dear: that there is power in reading, that literacy is vitally important to our world, and that books should be as inclusive and diverse as readers are. Three years ago NetGalley bought Bookish.com, a site I lovingly managed for years. As a longtime NetGalley member, I was thrilled to be officially adopted by the company, and it’s been exciting to work with this amazing team to create We Are Bookish, a new editorially independent branch of NetGalley. This means publishers can suggest books or send us ARCs and digital galleys, but coverage can’t be bought. We Are Bookish is committed to highlighting the books our team feels passionately about, even those not featured on NetGalley.
My dream for We Are Bookish is to share book recommendations, highlight the incredible book advocates in this community, and better connect NetGalley members with authors and publishers. You can expect recurring features like interviews with authors, tips and tricks from industry professionals, book lists, and spotlights on NetGalley members!
In my three years on the NetGalley team, I’ve seen how passionate and special this community is. I’m looking forward to sharing books with you, but also learning from you and exploring the genres and authors you love that I haven’t discovered yet. After all, I’m only one reader. It’s you, fellow book advocates and industry professionals, who make up the “we” in We Are Bookish.
Being Bookish is part of our identity, and we’re proud to share it with you.
So let’s get to know each other! Here’s a little bit more about me:
Likes: Book clubs, bookstagram, and reading on rainy days
Dislikes: Papercuts, spoilers, people saying that audiobooks don’t “count”
Three books at the top of my TBR: Circe by Madeline Miller, Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai, A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell
My #NetGalleyGoals for 2020: Maintain an 80% feedback score and create a reviewing schedule
Now tell me about you in the comments below!