October 2012 Reading Theme

26 10 2012

The theme for October (which I do realize is almost over!) has been digital reading.  When possible this month I’ve been taking advantage of various digital methods of reading.  I’ve checked out titles from my library’s extensive ebook collection, and I’ve read titles I purchased for my Kindle.  I’m also trying out a new (to me) method of receiving digital titles – NetGalley.

While publishers still provide physical Advanced Reader Copies, or galleys, of upcoming titles to booksellers, librarians, and reviewers, many are also providing digital galleys these days.  Many publishers provide these digital galleys through the NetGalley service.  A few months ago I signed up for NetGalley and set up a profile that identifies me as a librarian who specializes in titles for children.  NetGalley uses my profile to suggest titles I might like to preview, and I can also request titles from publishers that I find promising.  This month I intend to begin really using NetGalley.  I’ll let you know how it goes in the wrap-up.

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