Ever wonder how or why bloggers do certain things? Me, too. In The Bookwyrm Wonders posts, I get to ask those questions, and you, my lovely friends, get to answer them!
When and how do you give NetGalley feedback? This question has been puzzling me for a while. Is it better to post a review on NetGalley as soon as I write it, which could be weeks before the review goes live on my blog? Or is it better to wait until the review is live? Maybe something in between would be good – a note to the publisher that I will be reviewing it, and then add the review once it posts. But is it even possible to add a review to a NetGalley title after you’ve submitted feedback via a note?
One reason this matters is that NetGalley keeps track of your feedback percentage (i.e., what percentage of the books you were approved of do you actually give feedback for.) The lower your percentage, the worse your chances of being approved for a book.
Here’s what I’m doing currently: Once the review is written and the post is scheduled, I add the review to NetGalley and include a note to the publisher detailing when the post will go live (and pointing out that the link won’t work until then.) The problem with this is that it doesn’t give me any leeway to change the date if I need to make room for, say, a tour. And I always worry that someone will try the link before it goes live, and get annoyed when it doesn’t connect to the review.
So when and how do you post feedback to NetGalley. . . and why did you make that choice?