I am a bookseller - what feedback do you recommend I send to the publisher?


Publishers and authors share digital galleys with booksellers, who are instrumental in promoting and selling their books through in-store hand-selling, online recommendations, and events. Here are some ways that booksellers can provide meaningful Feedback:

Share your opinion of the book with the publisher:

  • Are you likely to handsell this title?
  • Would you suggest your store purchase this title?
  • Would you be interested in this author visiting your store?
  • Would you recommend this title for the Indie Next List? (US and CA only)
  • Add descriptive tags to help describe and categorize the book for readers.
  • Thoughts for the publisher: Use this section to submit a private note to the publisher. This can include any actions that resulted from accessing the title, such as such as "I have ordered 10 copies of this for my bookstore," "I am planning an author event," or "This title is this month's staff favorite." Even if just to say that you enjoyed the book and will be hand-selling or recommending it to patrons and/or colleagues. 
Submit a Review:
  • Notify the publisher and fellow NetGalley members of your full review, especially if you share reviews for titles on your website, store blog, or if it was a staff pick that included a review of the title.
  • Would you recommend this book? Give it a quick rating from 1 to 5 stars.
  • Be sure to include all links if the review appears online (you can add multiple links by clicking the "Add links" icon).
  • Share new and previously submitted reviews socially


PLUS! Indie booksellers (in the US) can nominate titles for the Indie Next List through NetGalley, as part of the Feedback they can provide for a title.

If you work at an ABA (US) member bookstore, you can sign up for our Digital White Box program, exclusive for indie booksellers. Read more here.

Reviews and Feedback

  1. How do I submit a review through NetGalley?
  2. Tips for writing reviews
  3. How can I share my Reviews on social networks?
  4. How can I share my Reviews on retail sites?
  5. What is the Feedback Ratio?
  6. How can I remove reviews I’ve shared on social networks?
  7. Can I see reviews from other NetGalley members?
  8. Are my reviews visible on NetGalley?
  9. What are Featured Reviews?
  10. How do I edit Feedback I've submitted?
  11. How do I post my review directly to Goodreads?
  12. Can I share Feedback for a title that has been archived by the publisher?
  13. How can I revoke social network access to my NetGalley account?
  14. How do the Star Ratings work?
  15. What do I put in the Notes section in Give Feedback?
  16. Am I allowed to post book cover images on NetGalley on my blog?
  17. Can I write a critical review?
  18. Should I publish my review now, or wait until the publication date?
  19. What should I put for "Add links" in my Review?
  20. I am a blogger/reviewer - what feedback do you recommend I send to the publisher?
  21. I am a librarian - what feedback do you recommend I send to the publisher?
  22. How can librarians (US only) nominate titles for the LibraryReads List?
  23. How can librarians (AU only) nominate titles for Librarians' Choice?
  24. I am a bookseller - what feedback do you recommend I send to the publisher?
  25. How can independent booksellers nominate titles for the Indie Next List?
  26. I am a member of the media - what feedback do you recommend I send to the publisher?
  27. I am an educator - what feedback do you recommend I send to the publisher?

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