My goodness, I am such a noob.
After well over half an hour with Amazon support, I realised (on my own by the way) that the reason why I was not able to receive Edelweiss files was because I had not added their address to approved emails on my Amazon account.
I had done this when I joined Netgalley of course but that was in 2014, I think.
The guys from Edelweiss replied in the meantime with the same information. Apparently they even had a guide for it and somehow I managed to miss it. I think it would be useful to have a link saying something like ‘Having trouble receiving the e-galleys?’ linking to that guide, I can’t be the only one having this issue… Right? O.o
Anyway, I hope this information helps someone out there!
Also, I received confirmation for a book I was really looking forward to but was rejected on Netgalley, so it’s already worth it for me!
Happy days! :D
I wish you all a lovely Wednesday :)
Oh wow I am so excited!
I was actually wondering if I would ever get an approval. The fact that I might get one less than a week after signing up was far from my thoughts.
I have to admit I squealed when I saw this in my email:
I have heard so many good things about this book, so I am extra excited about it.
*does happy dance*
Now I just need to figure out how to get it in my Kindle because it says the file is sent but it’s not working :(
I have issues with Netgalley’s protected files as well so fingers crossed it will work…
*does some more happy dance*
Have you read this book?
In your experience, does Edelweiss usually send protected files or also regular mobi versions?
Well, now I have done it. I finally signed up to Edelweiss. Because that is just what I need, more places to get awesome books from, right??
For some reason I thought I could not sign up because I am from Portugal but I guess that only drastically decreases my chances of actually grabbing the books I want to read so I figured, why not give it a try?
It seems that it is migrating from Edelweiss ‘classic’ to Edelweiss+, at https://www.edelweiss.plus
I never tried the old version but I can imagine this is more user-friendly than the previous.
At first I struggled with it but the help articles were very useful.
However, there are still several features I don’t know what they are for.
I still don’t get why, when I am trying to do a search, I don’t immediately get the option to only view titles available for request. I have to filter first by publisher or publishing date or format or whatnot.
So I am a bit confused about the site’s purpose. Obviously we get to request review copies, but what else is there to it?
Alas, I added some of my previous reviews and requested several titles – only 10, not bad huh?? I am really trying here.
I didn’t find many of the titles I got from Netgalley, though. I wonder what the criteria is to putting a book up.
Also, does it have a feedback rate like Netgalley? What exactly to the publishers use as criteria for accepting a request?
Do you use this site? I would love your opinion of it and any info/tips about it, really.
I have seen a Friend option there, I guess that means you could add me?
Looking forward to your comments!