GalleyMatch for Publishers: Placing Galleys with Book Clubs

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Publishers and Authors:

Welcome to BookClubCookbook.com’s GalleyMatch! Our program allows you to easily share advance reading copies—as well as newly released books, or hardcovers for paperback releases— with book clubs that would like to read them.

The FAQs below will help you understand how GalleyMatch works. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any further questions.

When you're ready to place galleys, please complete the Publisher GalleyMatch Registration Form.

We look forward to working with you!

Thank you, publishers:

Akashic Books*Algonquin Books*Amazon Crossing Atria Books/S&S* Ballantine* BenBella Books* BerkleyCandlewick Press* Catapult* CharlesbridgeTeen*Counterpoint Press *Crown (Penguin Random House)Dial Book/Penguin Young Readers*Down East Books*Ecco* Farrar Straus and Giroux *Forever**G.P. Putnam's Sons* Gallery Books* Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster* Grand Central* Harlequin* HarperCollins*  Harper Perennial* HarperOne* HarperWave* HarperVia*Henry Holt* Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * Kensington*Kokila Books/Penguin Young Readers* Lake Union* Little, Brown and Company Mulholland* Page Street *Pegasus Books Philomel Books/Penguin Young Readers Random House *She Writes Press *Simon & Schuster Sourcebooks Landmark* St. Martin's Press*Storey Publishing* The Dial Press* Tin House Books*Touchstone* Viking Books/Penguin Young Readers* William Morrow* Workman Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

How many galleys can we provide?
The majority of book clubs have 6 or more members, and we request a minimum of  15 galleys. You can also offer a combination of physical and digital galleys.

How many book clubs will we reach?
We will match your galleys with our registry of book clubs based on group size and reading preferences. The book clubs on our registry average 10-12 members, but some are much bigger or smaller. You can designate on the GalleyMatch Publisher Form the number of galleys and the number of book clubs to place the galleys. For example, if you have 50 galleys, you might opt to place them with 2, 3, 4, or 5 book clubs.

Who mails the galleys?
Publishers mail galleys directly to the book club coordinators. Galleys must be mailed within three weeks.

Is there a fee to participate?
Yes. Please note that rates are per book club, and apply to single titles. For example, 15 galleys placed with one book club is one GalleyMatch; 15 galleys placed with two book clubs is two GalleyMatches. If you have multiple titles, each title will be billed separately.

Single title placed with 1-9 book clubs / $35 per book club

Single title placed with 10-19 book clubs / $35 per book club + 10% discount

Single title placed with 20-49 book clubs / $35 per book club + 15% discount

Single title placed with 50-99 book clubs / $35 per book club + 20% discount

Bulk Rate: If you plan to place multiple titles with 100 or more book clubs within one calendar year, the "single title" rule no longer applies. You may place as many different titles as you would like with those groups, and you will be charged for the total number of book clubs at $35 per book club, with a 25% discount.

We offer discounts on several other promotions with GalleyMatch. You can find descriptions and rates for all our promotional opportunities here.

When should I book a GalleyMatch?
We recommend that you register the galleys as soon as you know the date they are available, so book clubs can put the title on their schedule,

Do you accept self-published titles?
No.

What types of books are appropriate for GalleyMatch?
Adult, YA/teen, and young/middle grade titles can all be placed through GalleyMatch. Our registry includes groups interested in literary fiction, mystery, women's fiction, historical fiction, sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and nonfiction, including memoir, biography, cookbooks, and more.

What is the best time to place galleys in GalleyMatch?

As early as possible! We prefer to give book clubs the chance to schedule the reading selection as far in advance as possible, even before the galleys are available.

Do book clubs provide feedback?

Book clubs complete a feedback form and send photographs that we share on our website, newsletter, and social media. They are also encouraged to post on social media and book review websites.

How do I know if the title(s) I have in mind is a good fit for the program?
We recommend that you check with us to see if a particular title(s) is a good fit for GalleyMatch, or with other questions about the program, at [email protected]

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