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How to Write a Critical Book Review

The NetGalley community loves shouting from the rooftops about books they’ve enjoyed, but it can be tricky to find the right words when talking about a book critically. We want to help…
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How to Recover After Tanking Your Feedback Ratio

We’ve all been there: A request spree happens, life gets in the way of reviewing consistently, and before you know it your Feedback Ratio has taken a nosedive. Since this is one…

8 Types of Audiobook Listeners

What type of audiobook listener are you? With audiobooks available on NetGalley, more members than ever before have started listening in. Whether you’re an audiobook beginner or you've made them a habit,…

5 Ways Members Can Make the Most of NetGalley

Here on We Are Bookish, I’ve talked about ways to improve your Feedback Ratio, write critical book reviews, spruce up your Profile, and more! Now that we’ve covered the best ways to…
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How to Stay Informed and Push Back Against Book Bans

Book bans and attempts at censorship are currently spreading across the U.S. and are disproportionately impacting diverse titles and authors from historically marginalized communities. Both as publishing professionals and as readers ourselves,…

Tips for Writing a Good Book Review

As many avid readers know, book reviews can be magical. Not only are they book recommendations, they’re also bridges to our fellow bookworms all around the world. Reviews offer a chance to…

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…

NetGalley Newbie: Tips for Getting Off to a Great Start

If you're a book advocate or industry professional (reviewer, blogger, librarian, bookseller, educator, journalist, or member of the media) who wants to discover and recommend new books to your audience, NetGalley is…

How to Plan for Your 2022 Reading Challenge

Readers love a good challenge. We don’t just want to read books, we want to be strategic about how we tackle our ever-growing TBR lists. As 2021 comes to a close, we’re…

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