An Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads


Dear Netgalley and Goodreads, 

Today I discovered that your sites will no longer be providing services (or limiting services) to international readers and I am absolutely devastated.

Contrary to popular belief, America is not the only country in the world.

For those who are unaware of what is happening, Goodreads will, from January 2018, prevent authors from creating giveaways for international readers. Basically, authors will have to pay $119 for a giveaway base package, and $599 for the premium. Previously, all authors had to pay for was shipping. Read more here.

Netgalley, on the other hand, has severely limited the amount of…

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One thought on “An Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads

  1. Andrea says:

    I completely understand 😦 as an international, I can say this is quite an inconvenience 😦
    Thankfully, there are other websites such as Edelweiss that haven’t changed their policy regarding this matter, unless I’m mistaken?
    Either way, I don’t know what caused this particular change in Goodreads and NetGalley, but I can say it probably was a real bother to some folks. Thanks for writing this, it’s a really important post!

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