GalleyMatch: Free Advance Reading Copies for Your Book Club

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Greetings Book Club Members:

We are excited to share advance reading copies (ARCs, also known as galleys) from publishers with you! This free service gives your group the chance to preview new fiction and nonfiction titles.

Read more about GalleyMatch below and complete the GalleyMatch Registration Form for your book club(s).

Publishers: Learn how you can place galleys with book clubs on our GalleyMatch for Publishers page.

GalleyMatch FAQ

Are the galleys free? Who receives them?

*There is no charge to book club members for the galleys or shipping. You do not need to return the books. All books are sent directly from the publisher to one book club coordinator.

What types of books do you offer? 

GalleyMatch is available for adult, teen, young adult, middle grade, and children's book clubs, reading a variety of genres, as well as cookbook clubs.

What is the book format? 

The format varies for each title, but we generally provide print as well digital galleys. For selected titles, digital galleys are available. NetGalley. We will note the options in the email you receive.

How do I know If my club is registered?

*If you have registered a book club already, or if another member of your book club has registered, please don't register the book club again! If you have any questions about whether you or another member has registered, email us at

I belong to several book clubs. Should I register each?

*If you are a member of multiple book clubs, please complete a separate form for each group.W. If your group is no longer meeting, please contact us so we can update your status.

How many copies do you provide? 

*GalleyMatch provides advance reading copies for each member of your book club based on the number you have registered.

What is required of the book club?

*If you choose to accept a GalleyMatch, we request that one member complete a feedback form about your discussion after the meeting. You'll receive the form and other information when your galleys ship. Members are also encouraged to post reviews on book websites.

There is no requirement to accept any GalleyMatches.

Galleys/books may not be used for promotional purposes or giveaways.

Will our book club be able to request specific titles? Do we have a choice in the titles we read?

We will reach out to your book club with an invitation to read a certain title based on your reading preferences. We post new titles that are currently being matched on social media. You are welcome to contact us if you see a title of interest.

What if our book club has a change in the number of members?

Please let us know! GalleyMatches are made based on the number of members you register with.

I registered our club for GalleyMatch, but haven't heard from you. When will we receive a GalleyMatch invitation? How often will we receive them?*

While we hope to offer a match to your book club, you do not receive potential GalleyMatches from us on any specific schedule. While there are many other factors in making matches, please note that we don't make many matches for larger groups (20+), and in general, smaller groups are likely to receive more matches.

When we send a GalleyMatch invitation letter, "GalleyMatch" will appear in the subject line along with the book's title.

*IMPORTANT: Please make sure you can receive emails from us and that the group coordinator checks their email at least once a day (see below). If we have not corresponded with you in the past, our email often goes to spam. Please send an email to now and we will reply to confirm.

How soon do I need to reply to your email?

When we contact you, we'll ask you to confirm receipt of our email within 24 hours. We'll include the deadline in the email. Please respond even if your group is not interested in accepting these galleys. If not, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating.

How long do we have to schedule our book discussion?

Generally 4-6 months—you'll find specifics in your GalleyMatch letter.

Questions? Contact us at

Thank you!

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Publishers: Learn how you can place galleys with book clubs on our GalleyMatch for Publishers page.