What types of feedback can members provide about my title(s)?

NetGalley members can provide different types of Feedback about the titles they've read on the site. Click here to see what the Feedback page looks like for a NetGalley Reviewer.

Members can provide Opinions and Reviews (see below for more info about each). The Opinions section is not published on the NetGalley site, but is shared with you via email and within your account. Reviews submitted on or after August 14, 2017 are visible to other NetGalley members from the Title Details pages. You may select which reviews will be Featured directly on the page (just follow these steps) and the other reviews will be visible by clicking "see all member reviews" next to the average star rating. 

  • Opinions:
    • Member-specific questions: Each member type (bookseller, librarian, reviewer, educator, media) has the opportunity to provide yes/no answers to a few key questions about the title.
      • For librarians, this might be whether or not they plan to promote this title in their library or nominate a title for LibraryReads; for booksellers, it might be whether they'd recommend this book for the Indie Next list.
      • Reason for Request. Members can indicate what appeals to them most about the book (cover, author, description, or word-of-mouth), as they submit their Request.
      • Notes about the title. Different than reviews, notes provide insight about how the member reacted to the title, their plans to promote the title, etc.
    • Descriptive tags: Member-generated keywords to help further categorize the book.
    • Notes for the publisher: non-published comments to the publisher about the book.
  • Reviews:
    • Star ratings. How strongly would the member recommend this title?
    • A full review of the title.
    • A link to their review online.
For all reviews that are visible on a book's title details page, other NetGalley members are able to indicate whether those reviews are helpful or not. 


Then on the Feedback page in your Reviews tab, you will see a count like this below each review:


If you receive a review that you feel is inappropriate in some way - for example, if the language is abusive, if the review contains spoilers that you do not want publicized, or if the review is critical of the author rather than of the book itself - you can flag the review as inappropriate from your Reviews section of the Feedback page. Here is more info.

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