The Berkley Publishing Influencer Program

The Berkley Influencer Program is proud to partner with the talented bookstagram community to spread the love of reading. Our program is very straightforward: roughly once a month you’ll receive an email with a list of upcoming titles. You will be able to choose from a group of our titles and we will send them digitally or physically. It's that easy!

At this time, Berkley does not work with paid influencers.


I'm new to the Berkley Instagram Influencer program, how do I get started?

Currently, we are not accepting applications to join the 2021 program. But if you're 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.

How is Berkley prioritizing inclusion in Bookstagrammer 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, 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. Also include #penguinrandomhousepartner OR #berkleypartner AND #berkleyIG 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.

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About Berkley

An industry leader in commercial and genre fiction, Berkley has a rich tradition of discovering new talent, defining emerging trends, and building authors and series into global franchises. Our expertise in women’s fiction, romance, science fiction/fantasy, and mystery/suspense makes us uniquely suited to introduce a new generation of popular novelists. TL;DR We publish fun books!

Last updated May 27, 2021.