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)
From Mulholland Books:
The Bayou Trilogy: Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, and The Ones You Do by Daniel Woodrell (April 2011)
A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block (May 2011)
Bloodline by Mark Billingham (July 2011)
From Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction by Nic Sheff (April 2011)
The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (May 2011)
Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams (July 2011)
Dark Parties by Sara Grant (Aug 2011)
Bird in a Box by Andrea David Pinkney (April 2011)
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages by Tom Holt (Feb 2011)
Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self & Society by Jay Bakker w/Martin Edlund (Jan 2011)
From Center Street:
Unsaid: A Novel by Neil Abramson (Aug 2011)
About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.
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