NetGalley Shelf 4+

reading & listening app

NetGalley, LLC

    • Free



NetGalley Shelf is a reading and listening app for NetGalley members. NetGalley helps publishers and authors promote digital review copies and audiobooks to book advocates and industry professionals. Publishers make digital review copies and audiobooks available for the NetGalley community to discover, request, read, and review.

NetGalley does not sell any content, including books or audiobooks. Each book on NetGalley is provided to specific members by the publisher directly, at no cost to the NetGalley member. Books on the NetGalley site are used for review and promotional purposes only.

Users of the NetGalley Shelf app will need to register as NetGalley members on or, then all your approved NetGalley books and audiobooks will automatically appear in this app. No need to press Download on the NetGalley website!

Reading is easy and convenient using the NetGalley Shelf app. Download approved books for access on the go, or start listening right away with streaming for audiobooks.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Improvements for reading PDFs, other small fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

Tink21B ,

Incredibly disappointing!

Well this was a massive disappointment! I was thrilled when I heard NetGalley was releasing its own app. I thought it would be brilliant to have easy access to all the ebooks and audiobooks in one place. However unfortunately this hasn’t turned out like that at all! I have an iPad mini 2 and although it says it should be compatible apparently it is only available on iOS 13 which I can’t get! Why?!! It’s not as though there’s anything particularly cutting edge about what is essentially a book and audiobook library!!! My iPhone has iOS 13 and yes I can install it there but for some reason out of the 32 books on my bookshelf this app can only find 1!!!!! I’m sorry but this is utterly ridiculous and a waste of time. Hi back to the drawing board and produce something fit for purpose please!!!!!

ColourfulSmile ,

Perfect for full colour texts

Reviewing on Netgalley is what we do, so seems fair to submit a fair review of netgalley shelf app too.

I’m happy to read most of the books on kindle or those with plenty of pictures on the Adobe publisher app on the iMac. However the shelf app opens up the possibility of reading those beautiful colourful books away from my desk. If I’m being mobile, it’s probably going to be the small form factor of my iPhone 12. The books load fine and I can zoom in and out to read the text. The pages scroll rather than turn which is ideal in the digital scrolling world we live in.

The only thing I’d ask to be improved is the option of rotating the screen with the phone so that I can read a clearer text in landscape and scroll that way.

The Ginger One. ,

Great App

Sometimes a little disappointed that I get emails about books I can request, so I do then get refused almost all the time. Why email me then? 🤷‍♀️

Overall brilliant app to read on especially in dark mode which I use for most apps because my eyes go gozzy 🤪 with black writing on white pages.

Is it possible to highlight? I haven't seen an option to do that, I may be looking in the wrong place...Highlight and keep highlighted on certain paragraphs and I don't mean to copy and past, but to make it stand out if and when you want to go back. This would be helpful and I’ve heard other people talk about it on other apps but does NetGalley do it?

App Privacy

The developer, NetGalley, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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