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?