Hachette Book Group Partners With NetGalley for Distribution of Digital Galleys
(Press Release) New York, NY, November 2, 2010—Hachette Book Group announced today that they will use NetGalley to distribute digital galleys and digital press kits (including video, audio, tour schedules, author Q&As, and photos) to reviewers, bloggers, media, booksellers, librarians, and educators.
Using NetGalley, HBG will be able to share secure, text-searchable, full-color digital galleys, which the reader can download onto a variety of devices, including Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo Reader, and the user's desktop. Distributing galleys and marketing material through NetGalley is a faster, more efficient, and environmentally conscious method of sharing content.
HBG looks to expand its reach into the reviewer and blogger community, delivering digital galleys to their own extensive contact lists, as well as NetGalley's network of readers who are both hungry for books and embracing the technology-and ease and speed of delivery—that this new platform offers. NetGalley's membership currently numbers 12,000 "professional readers." Readers can register and use the site for free at www.netgalley.com.
HBG's launch catalog on NetGalley includes new titles from Brad Meltzer, Lawrence Block, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Darren Shan, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Don Winslow, Michael Koryta, Tom Holt and Nic Sheff. The catalog (see title list below) will expand in the coming months:
From Grand Central Publishing:
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer (Jan 2011)
Hell's Horizon by Darren Shan (Jan 2011)
The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik (Jan 2011)
And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road by Margaret Roach (Feb 2011)
Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Feb 2011)
In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway (Feb 2011)
Satori by Don Winslow (March 2011)
Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna (March 2011)
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair (June 2011)
From Little, Brown and Company:
The Cypress House by Michael Koryta (Jan 2011)
Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America by Sharifa Rhodes Pitts (Jan 2011)
The Terror of Living: A Novel by Urban Waite (Feb 2011)