Hello lovelies! I keep seeing people giving reviews and recieving them via Edleweiss and was wondering what it’s about? Is it just like NetGalley where I will get in trouble with clicking prematurely or is different?

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    • LMAO. Have you noticed on mine, Kim and other book bloggers pages where they have their reviews and there’s a disclaimer saying they received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review or something along those lines. Well NetGalley is a place where you build a profile and attach links to your blog and other places you review and you are able to have access to request all kinds of e-books from the publisher. They give it to you for free and it’s usually before the book even comes out and you give them an honest review in exchange. They have all kinds of categories and we get an eARC which is an electronic advanced reader copy. Pretty much the book hasn’t gone through all the finally touched and hasn’t been available for sale. Bloggers and other reviewers get out hands on it and can review and get the word out that way and give our input and advice. I hope I didn’t confuse you too much. Lol.

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  1. I actually started on Edelweiss first. It wasn’t very user friendly then, but they have worked on it quite a bit. To be honest, I don’t use the web on my mobile unless I really need to, but I probably would agree that EW isn’t very accessible on a mobile platform.

    There are differences between NG and EW.

    1) They don’t always have the same books/publishers. If I know something is coming up for publication but I haven’t seen it on NG, I check EW. And the reverse as well.

    2) When you make a request on EW, you get a chance to plead your case (which I LOVE!). There is a box where you can state why you think you should be approved. Many times I have been approved on EW (after being declined on NG) for this reason.

    3) They offer books for review, but they aren’t catering to reviewers. They provide access to MANY publishing houses catalogs, so you can plan ahead. For instance, if you are a big fan of St. Martin’s, and you want to know what is coming out Summer 2018, you can go to EW and find the publisher catalog with those listings. They will add listings to that catalog as time moves along, and often those books will become available for request at some point.

    4) They don’t have badges or ratios, so there is less pressure. Also, they seem to be more discerning, or rather…they don’t seem as quick to approve, so you’re a lot less likely to get into trouble.

    So, in a nutshell, while EW and NG both offer books for review, they function very differently, and I use EW for more than just requesting and reviewing. It is less user friendly, but it has so much to offer. 🙂

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      • Yes, all electronic – e-galleys only. Sorry for the long comment, but I do love EW and have been on there quite awhile. I love sharing things I love, especially when they relate to books! I’m not an expert, but if you ever have questions about it, feel free to email me. Hope you had a wonderful day as well!

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    • Great explanation! You definitely explained a lot better than I would/could… I just think of them as sort of the same but EW is the less user friendly of the two so it took me a long while to give it a shot at all.

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  2. I am not a fan of Edelweiss at all. It is not as user friendly and Net Galley and I have only been approved once. I don’t know if they are looking for a way higher follower account or if they are super picky, but I have been turned down for books that I have seen others with lower follower counts get. I may try again in the future, but I like Net Galley better. And I think Edelweiss is all e-books unless it specifically says print format.

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  3. Edelweiss is soo complicated. I have an account there and I rarely open it because I get so confused. There are a lot of good books there though. If you can get the hang of it, you should definitely try it out.

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    • Lol. I see a pretty cover and sometimes I can’t fight the urge to clickity click. Lol. I also have a backed up schedule because when I first signed up for NetGalley I was in awe and didn’t think I would get approved for much and ended up overloading my scedule because so many clicks! Lol. Thanks so much for the advice!!!😁💯📚💃


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