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16 Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

We’ll take any excuse to celebrate our love of the written word, and National Book Lovers Day (August 9) gives us a great one. Here are some of our favorite ways to…

How to Start a Booktube Channel

NetGalley members are always looking for new ways to share the books they love with the world. To help you get started, we’ve compiled our tips for how to start a book…

Queer Book Influencers of Color to Follow

Do you love finding your next read based on the recommendation of a book influencer? We do too. We rounded up 20 queer bookish influencers of color that you should be following.…

Tips for Battling Reviewer Writer’s Block

Raise your hand if you’ve ever finished a book and felt as though you have so much to say about it, only to sit down to write your review and come up…

A Beginner’s Guide to Audiobooks

Listen up, readers: We know the world of audiobooks can be intimidating. You may not know where to find them, what to look for in a narrator, or if they’ll fit into…

How to Start a Book Blog

Readers love talking about books, and many find that creating a book blog is a fantastic way to swap recommendations, connect with the bookish community, and share reviews. Many NetGalley members are…

How to Write an Audiobook Review

We want to help NetGalley members craft the best reviews possible. In the past, we’ve shared general tips for writing book reviews and advice for writing critical book reviews. Now, we’re taking…

Tips for Starting a Bookstagram

So you want to start a bookstagram. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a bookstagram is an Instagram account dedicated to books. You can find a roundup of some of our favorite…

The NetGalley Team’s Favorite Book Adaptations

A good book adaptation can be hard to find. The best ones aren't scene-for-scene mirrors. Instead, they capture the spirit of the book and transform it into a different medium, bringing our…

Tips for Battling Reader’s Guilt

As book advocates, we know just how much joy reading can bring to people’s lives. But with so many books and so little time, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed.  Many…

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