So last week it came to my attention that the awesome Cait @ Paper Fury didn’t really know how Edelweiss works and thus misses out on those fantabulous HarperCollins galley drops! *gasp*
And even though I just found out the lovely Jennifer @ Bookshelfery made a video about it months ago already, I still wanted to make this post! So here we go!
1. go to the Edelweiss website!
Look how strange this thing looks. WHAT TO DO??? Log in or Register first!
2. Set up your user profile!
It’s not much work, honestly! Go to either Admin in the top corner or Administration in the menu. Then on the left you click on User Profile and Manage Profile. Tadaaah!
3. WHERE ARE THE REVIEW COPIES?
Chill! It’s not that hard either! Just click on the tab Review Copies. Now you see all the books!
You can also sort them and filter with the choices on the left!
To know more about a title, click on Content!
And if you’re interested you can just click on the blue button Request Digital RC, or if you’re lucky it’s up for download!
Now that first text area is where you should put all your stats and info. I put the same stuff as on my Netgalley profile. It stays there and you won’t have to re-enter it every time you request something. The second one is an additional message where you can give you reason for requesting that specific title.
4. Okay, I requested/downloaded. Now what?
See those tabs? First, click on Requests!
There you go! See what you get! Here are all the books you requested with their status. Approved, Pending or Declined. You won’t always get a message if you’re approved so check it regularly!
Then go to Downloads! Here’s where you see all the books you downloaded. Also the ones that you downloaded directly & that didn’t show up in the Requests tab. Here’s where you can submit your review!
To submit your review, simple click on Write Review next to the title!
See that? Just past your review in there, check one of those boxes, submit it to the publisher if you wish and save it! Simple, right? If you’re not sure how certain things work with your reading device, on the left side there are a bunch of helpful links that will most likely answer your questions!
There, I hope I was of some help! Edelweiss is really not as hard as it looks and you’ll get used to it fairly quick! Have fun!