Back at the beginning of March, we set out to update some of the public statistics we could share with authors who were hoping to learn if NetGalley might be a good fit for their books. Thanks to volunteers from the 20booksto50k group on Facebook, we now have information to share!
This week we’re looking at the five titles selected to test our new READ NOW option. For these titles, all readers who requested the book were automatically approved and were able to download the book immediately through NetGalley’s system.
To view a book on NetGalley, click on the cover. Note: These books are no longer active in NetGalley’s catalog. The information below will show you each book’s cover and blurb, how many people clicked through to learn more about the book/viewed the listing, how many requests the book got and how the cover was rated by NetGalley’s members.
When Cris leaves Tararia to pursue his telekinetic abilities, he thinks he’s started a new life. Years later, he learns that freedom was always an illusion—he and his family are at the center of an elaborate galactic conspiracy. Written in the style of classic sci-fi from the Golden Age, the Cadicle series follows three generations of the Sietinen Dynasty as they discover their roles in a secret war. Torn by duty and morality, their decisions will change the course of the Taran civilization.
This omnibus is a collection of the first three volumes in the Cadicle space opera series: Volume 1 – Architects of Destiny, Volume 2 – Veil of Reality, and Volume 3 – Bonds of Resolve.
67 requests made. The listing was viewed 528 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 9 and thumbs down of 0.
Former circus performer and aerial gymnast, Tara knows it’s time to move on. Tired of the constant abuse and the emotional rollercoaster ride at home, she takes to the road to perform on stage with her boyfriend and his band, Paradox 21.
Tara never imagined late night after-parties would lead to a devastating betrayal by her boyfriend and cause her summer tour to come to an abrupt end. Jobless, homeless, and broke in a city far from home, an eccentric homeless knight gives Tara fresh perspective and a serendipitous run-in with an old acquaintance–a punk named Corban–takes her on a spontaneous road trip that lands her a job with a traveling sideshow.
As Tara searches for a freedom she has never known, she documents her journey by writing her most embarrassing, profound, excruciating, and soul-searching moments in letters to her sister. Despite heartache, love and loss, Tara finds immeasurable strength and wisdom during her travels in this unforgettable adventure of self-discovery.
89 requests made. The listing was viewed 622 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 32 and thumbs down of 1.
Maverick is preparing for senior year: he’s no longer stuck in the “friend-zone” with the girl of his dreams, he’s looking forward to choosing the right college and being on his own, and he plans to have a blast along the way.
But a knock on the door changes all of that forever.
Maverick begins a mind-altering, life-changing journey to discover the truth—a truth that certain individuals will do anything to keep hidden.
106 requests made. The listing was viewed 744 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 34 and thumbs down of 2.
Aphrodite Station, circling Venus, crosses behind the Sun every year and a half or so. Only then could the longest of con jobs be executed. In 2144, a young group of buncos who call themselves ‘Coffey’s Conners’ are out to show their con-artist parents that they are mature enough to form their own crew. But the game the parents have in mind, ‘The Wire’, has not been pulled off in at least a century. With Aphrodite Station on the far side of the Sun, Coffey’s Conners are beyond help, beyond hope if things go wrong. If they get caught, the consequences are no further than the nearest airlock.
22 requests made. The listing was viewed 227 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 4 and thumbs down of 5.
Catherine Foss runs every day because her husband, Stephan, wants her to. She also drinks exactly two cups of coffee a day, takes her shoes off by the door, and makes sure the counters are always clean for him.
Their lives run in predictable roles until Catherine witnesses a murder. It sparks memories that Catherine would rather keep buried, sending her down a dark path. To make matters worse Stephan starts keeping secrets, and when Catherine catches him in a lie, she stops playing by his rules.
Without him as her rock, reality and sanity become blurred and Catherine is not sure who to trust. She starts relying on another man, but meeting him may be more disastrous than she thought.
122 requests made. The listing was viewed 610 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 29 and thumbs down of 2.