For those who aren’t aware of what is happening, NetGalley, a platform used by all of us, has decided to prevent International bloggers/readers from requesting any of their titles, only “wish” for them. On the other hand Goodreads has decided, as of January, that their Giveaways stop to be internationals, they’ll only be for US residents.
Personally as an international blogger this makes me feel deeply sad, my blog has just completed its first year, I love this community is full of wonderful people and the only thing I’ve always wanted is to share my love for reading with all of you, I will never give up with this, I have a lot of fun here and it’s something that gives me great satisfaction to do, Plus: I really love you all so much, but even so, what is happening is undoubtedly unfair, we deserve something better.
From the beginning as an international you know that there’ll be alot of difficulties in the way, you know that you have to work harder to become relevant, and even then, most of us have tried it anyway, because we feel passionate about what what do we do. Right now I feel a lot of disappointment,I think our work and content is as valuable as anyone’s, we love what we do and we deserve more respect from these people.
I really would like you to read this post, Laura has done an excellent job explaining in detail what is happening.
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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