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!
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