All You Need to Know to Start Using Edelweiss

I have several blogger friends that find Edelweiss confusing, so I thought I’d reblog this EXCELLENT post that explains how to use Edelweiss.

Inside My Library Mind

Edelweiss is confusing.

I remember when I first started blogging, I opened an Edelweiss account, and immediately stopped using it because I didn’t know what the hell was going on there. But as time progressed, I realized that Edelweiss usually has more review copies I am interested in, so the only thing I could do is try to figure it out. And I did! Plus, Netgalley limited a lot of their copies for international readers and it’s really stupid, so I had to switch to Edelweiss. So I am here to impart the knowledge I acquired.

Also, a friendly reminder that there’s a GIVEAWAY going on on the blog.

Let’s get to a comprehensive guide to navigating Edelweiss!

When you open Edelweiss, you are confronted with this mess:


It’s kind of daunting. Never fear! We’re gonna break it down!

First things first – your profile

Once you start using Edelweiss…

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Guest Post by Ann Troup: Bloggers and authors – the ‘rules’ of engagement.

This is a must read!

Bloggers and authors – the ‘rules’ of engagement.

Source: Guest Post by Ann Troup: Bloggers and authors – the ‘rules’ of engagement.

NetGalley for a Self-Published Debut Author



This is a summary of my NetGalley experience as a self-published debut author, which I believe may be of assistance to other self-publishing authors and may also be of interest to NetGalley readers.

Around the end of June 2016, I listed my ebook The Devil’s Prayer with NetGalley, to generate reviews. The entry level for a single title listing at the time was $399 (All prices are 2016 prices in USD). I chose the $599 package which in addition to the listing includes one marketing newsletter.


Over the next six months, I chose to try out the various marketing tools from the NetGalley shed.     I spent a further $1,540 on a variety of NetGalley promotions, including a Category Spotlight placement, a Featured Title placement and two promotional eBlasts. At just over $2,000, (including the listing fee of $599), it is a big spend on a single title. I…

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