Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Be part of the Simon & Schuster Galley Grab programme



Even if you do not live in the US, you can get the chance to read new 2011 releases early. Beside netgalley and their network of publishers, you can enter the Simon & Schuster Galley Grab programme! 

Because several bloggers (including me) got frustrated by the wording 

"How do I find out about an eGalley for a specific title?
eGalley's are sent out by invitation only. When an eGalley becomes available, Simon & Schuster employees will notify their business contacts to inform them about the eGalley for that title."

I want to shortly explain the registering and getting eARCs process of the Simon& Schuster Galley Grab programme, starting with the assertion that everyone can register and doesn't need to wait for an invitation to get into the programme.


What you need to do, to be part of the Galley Grab: 

1) Register here
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2) Wait for your confirmation
 
3) Wait for a newsletter from Simon& Schuster including several eARCs you can download and access till they expire on their pub date 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After getting my confirmation I got frustrated, because I couldn't access more than one or two random galleys. Fortunately I just needed to be patient and wait for the newsletter. So by "invitation" S&S means the newsletter you'll get once a month. 
 
Anyone who hasn't registered yet? Get started now, so you can access many great S&S eARCs like...
 
 














 
 
 
 
Isn't this programme awesome? Have you got problems with the registration process or downloading galleys? Or are you already a huge fan and want to talk about a certain eARC?

76 comments:

  1. The wording confused me so bad. The whole thing was very vague. Thanks for this.

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  2. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this info :-)
    Have just registered.... Do you think they approve all requests?

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  3. That is pretty neat. Thanks for the information.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, I was wondering what the Galley Grab was after I saw it on another blog! I've just registered, so now I just need to wait for a confirmation. *fingers crossed*

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  5. I've got no idea if they approve all requests...I guess and hope so for you all! Love it:)

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  7. I did this last month...awesome! Nice of you to put the info out for everyone...

    Jen

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  8. Ich hatte auch erst Probleme da ranzukommen, aber eine nette Bloggerin hat mir dann den Einladungslink weitergeleitet :) Jetzt hab ich beim letzten Newsletter schon ordentlich abgeräumt. Cryer's Cross hab ich schon gelesen, als nächstes folgt wohl Wither. Leider komm ich am PC nicht so oft zum Lesen (bzw. lese nicht so gern am Bildschirm), also werde ich die eARCs wohl weniger nutzen als ich gern würde :(

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  9. I only registered after seeing your twitter conversation. Thanks for this post, the wording is really confusing! I got my first galleygrab title today. :)

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  10. I was all excited until I read that they don't support Kindle. Bummer.

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  11. I got the conformation email but didn't get any newsletters...
    I got the link download though...
    is it right???

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  12. @ lisa:) That's helpful info! Thanks for sharing. Hope they support kindle soon;)

    @-ROCKprincess- Now you are supposed to wait for their February newsletter, but I can forward you my Jan newsletter so you can try and hopefully download great ARCs like RED GLOVE or WITHER:)

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  13. I don't suppose you could forward me the January Newsletter too, could you? I actually registered because I wanted to review Red Glove, but they randomly sent me Cryer's Cross (which I'm sure will be great, but wasn't really the point). I'm sorry to be cheeky - I know we're strangers!

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  14. Thanks for the info!

    I got the initial email and there was just an automatic download of a book. Glad to know I will, at some point, be receiving a newsletter although sad I missed the January group.

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  15. Thanks for breaking this down. I've been wondering about this process for a while and haven't had any luck with it so far. Will go try now that you've explained it. Thanks a ton!

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  16. Wow, that makes a lot more sense. Is there any way you could forward me the January newsletter? I completely missed it, and I'm dying for some of those titles.

    gkgrlbk@gmail.com

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  17. Is it possible that you could forward the Janaury newsletter to me as well? I got a random book too, but i've been dying to read Wither. Thank you!

    haileydanielle1@live.com

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  18. Thanks for sharing! I´ve just signed up too and received the Cryer´s cross :) Could you possibly forward me the newsletter too? I´m so curious about Wither and The Red Glove too! Thank you :)
    seesen9(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. So informative! Thanks so much for posting this! I just got an invite to read Brandon Mull's books: Beyonders, and not the newsletter. I was SO confused until I read this. I guess I just need to wait for the monthly newsletter. :)

    Now if I can just figure out how I applied, that would be great. I'm not sure where I got the link to apply for it in the first place! I have absolutely no memory of it, except that I did it!

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  20. Thank you for this explanation!! I signed up via a random link last month, but I was all confused about the wording as well. I'm hearing some have and some haven't gotten Feb newsletters though? I know I haven't, but now I'm less concerned cause I wondered if I'd signed up wrong or something!!

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  21. I didn't get a February newsletter, just one for January. Was there one??
    Also, does anybody know what I do when I read and review a galley? Is there somewhere I can send the review link to?

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  22. I'm part of that too! If it's okay with you I'll also post about the GalleyGrab problems.

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  23. Thank you so much for this post. I recently signed up and was so confused as to why I didn't have any books in my Adobe Reader!

    By the way, do you happen to have the link for Wither still? I'm dying to read it!! You can email me at lisamparkin [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Thanks again!! :)

    Lisa

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  24. Btw, I meant to say, *please* email me if you can, because that would be amazing. :D

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  25. I've registered in January and still haven't got a newsletter. :( Could you tell me the address it was sent from? This is so frustrating! All I get, over and over again, is A World Without Heroes, while I actually want Wither, Darkness Becomes Her, etc. Grrrr.

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  26. Oh, and if you're still forwarding the newsletter, that would be amazing.

    eternalised_x@hotmail.com

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  27. You are totally my hero. I didn't understand the wording either. Thank you so much for being kind enough to make a post clearing this up. :)

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  28. So I am totally going to be a booger and also ask... Could you maybe forward me the January newsletter as well?!? Also (potentially silly question but I seriously have no idea) can you download the galleys to things like Kindles?

    Thanks so much!
    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  29. I'd like the January newsletter too if someone wouldn't mind forwarding.

    Avery, I have Februarys if you need it.

    Does anyone know what time of the month the newsletter usually comes out?

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  30. I would be pleased as punch to have January and February's newsletter sent to me if someone would be willing. :) I signed up today and got Cryer's Cross...but it's expired! So...no books. What a bummer. LOL. Thanks!
    trueturquoise@yahoo.com

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  31. Question: how did you get approved? What do you put in place of the "company" field?

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  32. Hi, thanks for posting this info, I randomly googled about the galley grab because I saw it posted on another website, and your site came up. I went there to sign up though and I put in my info to "register' and it said that I was "rejected and maybe I didnt have permission to change what I was trying to change"... so not sure what I should do, I tried twice to sign up, and it gave me the same error message both times. I wasn't trying to change anything except to register. Has anyone else encountered this, and if so, how did they get around it? Any help would be much appreciated! :)

    by the way, new follower!

    April @ my shelf confessions

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  33. @Firefly - I got that too and I was wondering what to do also ?
    Paula

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  34. Can these books be read on a kindle?

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  35. Hey! Coming in way late on this, but wanted to say...thanks! I just got my invite and couldn't figure out why I kept getting a link to the galley of Cryer's Cross...now I know I need to wait for the next newsletter. Cheers and thanks again

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  36. Thanks for sharing!!
    It's really hard for international bloggers to get their hands on books for review and while I know NetGalley and BookSneeze I haven't heard about GalleyGrab until now!
    And now ... off to register on the site :-) !

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  37. How exactly can you get accepted? I really want to read "We'll Always Have Summer" by Jenny Han from them, and that is the only way.
    What do you put under company and website in order to get accepted?
    Could you please get me a copy of "We'll Always Have Summer" by Jenny Han if they have it on there? Thanks!

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  38. That was quick - already got my confirmation!
    Now, does anybody know when these monthly newsletters are usually being sent out? I would hate having to wait for May ... thanks in advance!

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  39. Hi Page Turner!

    I recently got accepted to the eGalley program. I got an e-mail from S and S with a link to my first eGalley. It turned out to be Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann. But because the book has already been released, the document was expired. Is there another way to get the first couple eGalleys?

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  40. @ Birgit Newsletters are usually sent out at the end of each month

    @ TheDismalSate Your first newsletter will give you access to many more galleys:)

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  41. Can you please send me the newsletter that has we'll always have summer on it. Iv been dieing to read it and I just really want the newsletter. My email is alexisrox202@hotmail.com

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  42. could you also send me the newsletter with we'll always have summer ? that would mean sooo much to me :) my email is danikalovee@hotmail.com

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  43. could you also send me the newsletter with we'll always have summer? i believe it is the march one? it would mean so much to me. my email is xdaeunprincessx@aim.com

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  44. Can you also send me the march newsletter pls? Melindagacayan@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  45. Please forgive me but could you please forward me the most current galley grab newsletter? I joined several days ago and every time I log in they want me to download Cryer's Cross and its expired.

    fictionalromance@hotmail.com

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  46. I just joined as well. Having just found out about it and I got my approval. If someone could send me the Jan-Apr newsletters I would be forever grateful. I have the sequel of Swoon for mine, so if someone was nice enough to send me the newsletters, I can show you how to get Swear by Nina Malkin. My e-mail is edwardsgrrl@gmail.com
    Thanks!!

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  47. You're so awesome for posting this! I've been trying to figure out how to sign up and finally just did a Google search for help and this was perfect! Going to sign up now.

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  48. Anyone have the link or newsletter with he's so not worth it by kieran scott and love story by jennifer echols, and sometimes it happens by lauren barnholdt? Please send it to supercalifragiliciousreads@yahoo.com

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  49. Would anyone mind sending me the latest newsletter, be it May or June? I would be much appreciative.

    Christina @ http://readeroffictions.blogspot.com
    email: cynicalsapphire@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  50. What date in the month are the newsletters released? I have registered but still waiting for newsletter to arrive.

    If anyone has the latest newsletter to send off I would really appreciate it

    mich1980611@hotmail.com
    http://muchlovedbooks.blogspot.com/

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  51. I just registered so would someone be able to send me the latest newsletter. Or just the link to Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt?

    strawberryavalanchereviews@gmail.com

    thank you :)

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  52. If anyone has the recent newsletter, I would greatly appreciate it...I know i am a little late on the uptake with this post.

    Eflegen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. @Anonymous I signed up in the beginning of August but someone was kind enough to forward me July's newsletter. Would you like me to forward you a copy?

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  54. I was wondering if you would be able to forward me a copy of the July newsletter as well. I got approved recently, but don't have that newsletter, so I'd greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

    starswanttoplay (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  55. Thank you so much for posting this:) I just got my aproval email. If someone could email me the most recent few newsletters I would be so appreciative. I know that August just went out and I missed it:(

    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com


    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic
    Bookshelf

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  56. PS Love the blog...I am now following:)


    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic
    Bookshelf

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  57. Are you sure this is not only for US? I tried to registerd and it won't let me. I keep getting a message about not being authorized to make changes. Not sure why? Oh well...I still love NetGalley! :0)

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  58. I just got approved for Galleygrab also but I missed the August newsletter. If anyone has a copy of the last couple that they could forward to me I would be extremely greatful. :)

    Thank you!

    rutrow01@gmail.com

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  59. Can someone tell me when the newsletter for September should be recieved?

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  60. @ Ari Simon & Schuster usually sends the newsletter in the end of each month. You've got to wait some more days...

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  61. Thanks a lot, I'll just wait then :)

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  62. has the september newsletter come out yet? I haven't received it...

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  63. I think it will come eventually. Hasn't appeared in my mailbox yet

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  64. Anyone receive the September newsletter yet?

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  65. Nope.. I guess there was no September newsletter after all :(

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  66. Has there been an October newsletter? I just got my aproval today :)

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  67. I applied for Galley Grab a couple days ago but still haven't received invite. But I was able to get approved for booksneeze.com

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  68. Has the October newsletter come out yet?

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  69. Any word on the November newsletter? This is such a great idea but I wish there was more consistency!

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  70. hello! this has GREATLY helped! i think someone needs to tell S&S to rephrase some of their words. For the catalog, do we need to wait for once a month or how does it work? thanks!

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  71. Hey, did you recieve any newsletter on the past few months? :| I didn't, and I don't know why :(

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  72. Hey Ari,

    I've had the same problem! I never received December's newsletter and the January one hasn't arrived yet, either. I'm pretty sure I got the November one because I downloaded The Pledge, but I've missed out ever since. A lot of other bloggers have had the same kind of trouble. I don't know why this is happening, either! It's so sad to think of those wonderful titles we're missing out on...

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  73. Thank you very much for the explanation! :))

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