I'm new to the Berkley Influencer program, how do I get started?
The Berkley Influencer program is accepting applications for all reviewers, though currently we are prioritizing influencers that create video content in addition to review posts on their social channels. To apply, please click here. Due to the volume of applicants, only reviewers that have been accepted into the program will be contacted. Not on TikTok and Instagram, but still interested in providing early reviews for Berkley titles? NetGalley is our primary method of ARC distribution and you may submit a request for a review copy via that platform.
Is there a program just for romance books?
Yes! At this time, Berkley offers TWO influencer programs and you can apply to both if you'd like. The Berkley program offers digital review and finished copies of all of the books that Berkley publishes including romance, while the Berkley Romance program only offers digital review and finished copies of Berkley's romance titles. To apply for the Berkley Romance program, click here.
How is Berkley prioritizing inclusion in Influencer selection?
As an imprint of Penguin Random House, we publish voices reflecting the full spectrum of genres and the diversity of our world, and we want the influencers we work with to be a reflection of that. We strongly encourage BIPOC reviewers and reviewers of marginalized groups outside of race or ethnicity to apply. We take the privacy of our program members and applicants seriously, so we do not require data on identity and diversity for our database, but will invite program members to self-identify as someone from an historically underrepresented community to be eligible for a review copy on a title by title basis.
Will I receive a digital or physical galley?
At this time, we are only able to offer digital galleys via NetGalley.
What is a galley?
A galley is an early version of the book.
What would you like to see in my post(s)?
We’d love to see a review of the book on your Instagram feed and/or TikTok profile, or your social media channel of choice, but we also understand you may not be able to feature the book in that capacity, so even a post showcasing your #bookmail and excitement is appreciated.
What accounts should I tag and what hashtags should I use?
Please tag us at either @berkleypub or @berkleyromance, depending on the content on Instagram. Also include #penguinrandomhousepartner OR #berkleypartner AND #berkleyIG in all posts. On TikTok, please tag us at @berkleypublishing and include the hashtag #BerkleyPartner in all posts.
I’m located outside of the continental United States! Can I still work with you?
Due to world rights, we cannot approve international requests. Please check with the publisher in your country about receiving a review copy for the title you’re interested in.