Calling all Edelweiss Reviewers (updated Sept. 28, 2017)

I thought I’d write a short blog post today to raise awareness of this Goodreads group so that hopefully the group will have a more active and vibrant voice.

Almost two years ago, I started a GoodReads group for Edelweiss reviewers so that bloggers/reviewers could discuss various topics pertaining to Edelweiss. You can praise or vent your frustrations – either way you will find others who share your opinions.

The only condition for joining is that you must have reviewed at least one title for Edelweiss.

As of September 28, 2017 we are 92 members strong!

Edelweiss users should be aware that Edelweiss+ is now the only interface available as they have retired their old Edelweiss legacy format.

There is a new Edelweiss DRC Request Interface!

The next time you request a Digital Review Copy in Edelweiss, you’ll see a slightly different interface, including a Request Profile and a means to gauge the strength of that profile. This is intended to help you present yourself as thoroughly and professionally as possible to publishers, as well as to help the publishers more easily wade through their many, many requests. 

As moderator, I am taking this opportunity to invite Edelweiss users to join our group.

Hope to hear from you!

And… did you know that, like Goodreads, you can also have FRIENDS on Edelweiss?  Anyone who wants to find me just go to your profile, then on the left hand side click on ‘Friend Search’ and enter Lynne LeGrow

If you are a book blogger or book reviewer and have never heard of Edelweiss, you can find out some information here:

Edelweiss” is an online interactive digital frontlist catalog platform. In other words, for reviewers, it is a place where you can obtain digital ARCs of upcoming and current titles.

As of today, there are over 2.200 digital review copies available for request on Edelweiss!

Currently Edelweiss is used by booksellers, librarians, wholesalers, bloggers, reviewers, media folk. It’s free for you to use; publishers pay to post their catalogs. Edelweiss as a book discovery tool. Publishers post their frontlist catalogs here (frontlist is just industry slang for “upcoming). This happens pretty far in advance of when the books actually come out.

I found this great Edelweiss tutorial from Stacked

To sign up /join Edelweiss click here!

Having trouble with Edelweiss?  Contact:

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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22 Responses to Calling all Edelweiss Reviewers (updated Sept. 28, 2017)

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  2. madbooklove says:

    While I don’t get approved as often through Edelweiss as through NetGalley, there are several things that I really like about it. Being able to beg for…er, explain why I feel I should get early access to the book. Less pressure because there aren’t badges and ratios (though those can be motivating as well). And access to the catalogs to see what is coming up way in advance by publisher. And from there, being able to mark those you are anticipating. Then being able to sort by month, so when you are looking for things to request (on any platform, even for an advance hold at the library!), you can get yourself a ready made list in no time. I’d love to see more membership in the Edelweiss group. Great post!

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  3. Karen says:

    I’m sure I looked at Edelweiss a few years ago and thought it was only open to US members. Because of that I’ve always stayed with Netgalley. Dare I look again…..*oh the temptation*……….!!

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  4. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    I joined the group! I just recently started using Edelweiss and I am pleased with the titles I was able to get, but I still get confused with the format. I didn’t realize you could have “friends” on EW! I’ll check out the tutorial!


  5. Annie says:

    This week I’ve been denied two books so I’m not that happy with Edelweiss lol


  6. Martie says:

    I have such trouble using Edelweiss. I will sign up.


  7. Is it the same as NetGalley? I’ve heard of Edelweiss through other bloggers, but haven’t joined as I don’t want to ‘tempted’ by a similar site. 😀


    • Same in some ways: you get to choose from a vast collection of publisher’s catalogs, you have a profile which should be updated frequently, etc.
      Different in that they don’t give out badges, their interface is not as user friendly or as esthetically pleasing, the site takes a bit of practice to navigate. That being said, they seem to be constantly working on improving their site.
      Nicki I’m certain that Edelweiss will have many more titles that you’ll find tempting.


  8. This is just what I need…I need to check out the tutorial! I’ve gone onto Edelweiss and poked around, but found it a bit confusing. Grest post! Maybe someday I can join your Goodreads group 😊


  9. Is Edelweiss available to UK reviewers?


  10. Jasmine says:

    I didn’t realize you have an Edelweiss group on Goodreads 😊 I love getting books via Edelweiss 😊


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