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!
Buckle in for a fairly long post! Last week we had a look at the results for our READ NOW titles, and this week we’re looking at the standalone titles that we curated the requests for, choosing which reviewers to approve.
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 Note: These books are no longer active in NetGalley’s catalog.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.
Tristen Winstead just found out that his whole world is a lie.
Tristen discovers that he has a magic so ancient and rare that he’s the last one, the only one, to have it in this lifetime. It’s a power so astounding that, under the wrong influence, the future of whole world could be at risk.
Only one thing can trigger this ancient magic, and she just showed up.
We approved requests 30 requests and declined 39. The listing was viewed 484 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 27 and thumbs down of 8.
You’ve seen all the goofy ideas and fads that don’t work. Now it’s time to get back to basics with a simple, time-tested, step-by-step plan that anyone can follow.
Arm yourself with the truth about getting out of debt.
Knowledge is power and you’re going to get it.
Your student loans, mortgage, car loans, and credit card balances can all be gone with the straightforward strategies you’ll learn in this book. You don’t have to feel stress, shame, or embarrassment over it for one moment longer. You’re going to take control and change your life for the better.
We approved requests 29 requests and declined 21. The listing was viewed 230 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 9 and thumbs down of 0.
The steampowered airplane. Her Mechanical Bird. Alicia Reynard doesn’t have a name for it yet. She calls it her “flying carriage” and to her it’s only a dream in a leather bound journal among her drawings of birds and steam locomotives. She’s grounded in her small farming town of Dunbrooke, but surrounded by good friends and family. She doesn’t know it yet, but she will be the first woman to fly across the world, but before she can take to the skies, she’ll have to build her airplane, and before she can do that, she’ll have to learn how. In her country of Maedrelleden, war is her opportunity. When the men go off to fight for king and country, the women will join the ranks of society, and the royal University of Aeterall will give Alicia a once in a lifetime opportunity.
We approved requests 47 requests and declined 35. The listing was viewed 727 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 22 and thumbs down of 2.
But time didn’t. Or maybe time just didn’t care.
It ripped them apart. Vivienne was left alone, without the one thing—the one person—she needed. Worse, she was the sole survivor of an unexplained cosmic event that folded time, transporting her 20 years into the future, when she was supposed to be long dead along with everyone else the event claimed. She didn’t know anything about time, except that it was her great betrayer. Still, no one else knew how to reunite her with Ray or with 1959. It was up to her to decipher the quandary no one had been able to resolve before: to bring predictability to the time space continuum, the one thing that could not be more unpredictable.
We approved requests 32 requests and declined 23. The listing was viewed 591 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 24 and thumbs down of 3.
No one appreciates the irony of her situation more than Raven Kane: she’s a burnt-out witch. Raven is a hip, hexing-and-texting sorceress – or at least, she used to be. Now her ancient timber house is falling down around her, and nothing would make her cantankerous neighbour happier than seeing Raven and her messy menagerie out on the street. To add to her stress, the reckless Wicked Witches are causing mischief and it’s her job to rein them in.
Worst of all is that her magic seems to be fading. Just as everything seems to be too much to handle, there’s a knock on the (splintering) door. A not-unattractive man appears in her life: not to save her, as a fairytale would have you believe, but to arrest her for the murder of one of her clients. It wouldn’t be that bad for Raven, except that she knows she’s guilty.
We approved requests 58 requests and declined 31. The listing was viewed 585 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 25 and thumbs down of 2.
Miss Sadie has owned Flower Moon Café in Anastasia, South Carolina for one hundred and fifty years, but no one seems to notice. There was a time, in the not-so-distant past, people knew her pies were something special—they were more than just delicious. People knew if Miss Sadie baked you a pie, love was in the air. She’s lived contently, knowing the passage of time caused the legend to be forgotten. But when she’s called upon to begin baking again, will Miss Sadie’s secrets be uncovered?
Alexandra Drake, a journalist for a travel magazine, used work to isolate herself from the only family she’d ever known. Convinced an obsessed universe, willing to stop at nothing to destroy the remaining truths she holds close to her heart, brought her to Anastasia, she’s plotted her departure from the moment she arrived.
Duncan Cordova is Anastasia’s hometown hero to everyone except his father. Duncan has spent half his life—eighteen long years—on a quest to convince his father he’s worthy of the Cordova name. When Alexandra comes to town, Duncan questions what’s really important and dares to hope that nothing will ever be the same.
Can Miss Sadie bake a pie that will help Duncan convince Alexandra to stay, or will Alexandra vanish as quickly as she appeared?
We approved requests 35 requests and declined 16. The listing was viewed 402 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 10 and thumbs down of 7.
When a mysterious island appears off the coast of San Francisco, two intrepid academics risk everything to discover its secrets. Literature professor Catilen Taylor has struggled all her life with the ability to sense others’ emotions. The only person comfortable with her eccentricities is Damian Cooke, who studies an ancient art he calls ‘magic.’
Beyond the military barricade they discover a paradise unspoiled by modern advances, ruled by the enigmatic Sentomoru, who invites them to share the wonders of his bathhouse. But as the travelers strive to unravel the island’s secrets, Catilen senses danger stalking their every step.
Neither Catilen nor Damian can guess how long the island will remain on Earth. If they can’t solve its riddles, and untangle themselves from a growing web of strife quickly, they may be trapped wherever the island goes when it vanishes. Is the island the paradise it promises? Or does a nightmare lurk beneath the surface?
We approved requests 22 requests and declined 20. The listing was viewed 358 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 18 and thumbs down of 0.
Max Walters is a talented bridal consultant with dreams of moving to New York and being a designer, even if it means leaving behind her serene California seaside home.
When a shocking murder rips the tranquil veneer of Crystal Shores to shreds, she discovers there is more to her home town than meets the eye. With her friend arrested for murder and the police refusing to search for another suspect, Max quickly discovers the only way to clear his name is to investigate for herself. Despite the concern of the handsome Detective Cruz, Max weaves together a list of suspects that puts her on the path to the real killer.
Will she be able to tie up the loose threads and catch the murderer? Or will the murderer get to her first?
We approved requests 89 requests and declined 57. The listing was viewed 515 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 39 and thumbs down of 3.
Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally.
She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead.
Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
We approved 68 requests and declined 47. The listing was viewed 725 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 46 and thumbs down of 2.
For the one-stoplight city of Grantsville, Utah, the prospect of a water-hogging state prison relocating into town galvanizes its residents into action. Former columnist Jewel Allen can’t opine this threat away. This is the real deal.
Armed only with her media know-how, Jewel helps her neighbors wage a creative grassroots campaign of horseback protests, town halls, food truck rallies, and news appearances – anything to rebuff the prison. But with their county’s reputation of accepting unwanted industries, they face an uphill battle. Against other citizens who say it’s pointless to fight. Against powerful legislators backed by the Speaker of the House. And against the state’s million-dollar public relations showdown before the legislature casts its irrevocable vote.
Timely in its subject and universal in its lessons, Soapbox is an inspiring case study of how regular citizens can develop and magnify their voices to mobilize change. Includes bonus sections: “How to run a winning grassroots campaign” and “A guide to political campaigning.”
We approved 16 requests and declined 19. The listing was viewed 331 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 7 and thumbs down of 1.
Detective Charlie Cooper is on the verge of leaving Homicide to spend more time with his young family. But when the serial killer he’s been chasing for a decade is murdered, Cooper has the chance to save the killer’s final victim and atone for all the one’s he’s failed.
After a life-saving heart transplant, Eva Matthews just wants things to get back to normal. But when she learns she’s received the heart of the serial killer, she can’t ignore the strange dreams that now haunt her. Is the killer’s heart telling her where his final victim is hidden?
Dark Heart is the first book in the Dark Series of contemporary mysteries set in Sydney, Australia. If you like a tough, clever detective, a loyal sidekick, an evil villain, and a twisting plot, you’ll love the first book in Catherine Lee’s page-turning series.
We approved 21 requests and declined 24. The listing was viewed 313 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 14 and thumbs down of 0.
Using her magic to help others is the only way Alex Black knows how to stay out of trouble herself. After years of living on the street and trying to come to terms with the growing ability she had to teach herself to control, she’s happy to have settled into the relatively quiet life of finding lost pets, crafting the odd charm, and helping people deal with annoying fae creatures and spirits.
But when Alex is asked to investigate the gruesome murder of an artifact dealer who’d lost his life trying to protect his latest acquisition, she’s thrown headlong into a world of paranormal violence threatening to cut her career short at every turn. Desperation forces her to turn to the local vampire crime lord for help, but has she only put herself at risk of losing everything she cares about?
The closer Alex gets to tracking down the killer, the more dangerous the trail becomes — and the more she discovers what terrible things will happen if the true potential of the artifact is ever unleashed.
We approved 36 requests, and declined 39. The listing was viewed 402 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 12 and a thumbs down rating of 2.
Bio-terrorism has brought the world to its knees and the United States is under martial law. Aura White’s mixed Human, Arcturian and Reptilian DNA means that she has an amazing range of powerful capabilities that set her on a path to discovering the truth behind the illusion of life on Earth. It’s a journey that takes her to the astral planes, the pyramids of Egypt, the dark, subterranean world of extraterrestrial life and finally to the very heavens themselves where she finds that time is running out for the people of Earth. Will she fulfil the ancient Arcturian legend of The Great Awakening and lead Humanity from catastrophe? Time will certainly tell…
We approved 12 requests, and declined 5. The listing was viewed 183 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 6 and a thumbs down rating of 3.