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 the first book in the series 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 Note: These books are no longer active in NetGalley’s catalog.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.
Someone must die before another can be born…
As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.
But what if one orphan slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?
And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip?
In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted.
Slip – We approved 81 requests, and declined 48. The listing was viewed 748 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 30 and a thumbs down rating of 3.
Grip – We approved 74 requests, and declined 37. The listing was viewed 412 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 19 and a thumbs down rating of 2.
Flip – We approved 72 requests, and declined 36. The listing was viewed 438 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 19 and a thumbs down rating of 3.
Sixteen-year-old Liza was prepared to die from cancer, but instead she’s been gifted super-strength. Since the undead plague, the world’s gone crazy: Evil dictators, mad scientists, sick kids imprisoned on an island, and experiments that have created the stuff of myths and legends.
When Liza meets Jeremy Writer, an anarchist rousting the people to revolt, she has a choice to make. Risk imprisonment, or join the rebellion. And she finds she has a talent for enlisting allies to their cause.
Tommy’s a normal seventeen-year-old boy, that is, until he’s angry. The Underground’s created super-soldiers to fight the regime holding the last city. But he struggles to contain his monster more and more, and Tommy wonders how much of himself will be left when they arrive. He’s got too many who rely on him, to give up now.
If Liza can’t help spark an uprising, and Tommy loses control before victory, then the last of the population will be purged, and freedom will be nothing but a memory.
Grab your copy, and join the resistance today.
The Last City – We approved 84 requests, and declined 73. The listing was viewed 1018 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 42 and a thumbs down rating of 4.
La La Land – We approved 48 requests, and declined 54. The listing was viewed 662 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 30 and a thumbs down rating of 2.
When pandemics destroy the world above, the safety promised underground proves elusive. Start this page-turning series today.
Seventeen-year-old Elaan Woodson was supposed to be one of the lucky ones. She got one of the few spots in the subterranean protection unit designed to keep select families safe from the deadly virus ravaging the world above.
She’s found happiness in the routine underground, and even a budding a romance with a boy who is also down below.
But, as Elaan hears snippets of conversations from those closest to her and those in charge, she’s begins to think things aren’t as safe as she believed. While Elaan has heard that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, she’s beginning to think otherwise.
The truth may be the only thing that can keep Elaan safe. But, can she discover it in time?
(This is part one of three-part story. Read more in book two, Exposed.)
Concealed – We approved 124 requests, and declined 89. The listing was viewed 1068 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 45 and a thumbs down rating of 3.
Exposed – We approved 83 requests, and declined 74. The listing was viewed 604 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 35 and a thumbs down rating of 3.
Contained – We approved 84 requests, and declined 71. The listing was viewed 576 times. The cover has a thumbs up rating of 36 and a thumbs down rating of 2.