I have been "away" from reviewing books for a while and what a shock when I returned to NetGalley. Almost all the "most requested/popular" books are only for American/European or Australian readers.
Once again we are the unpopular kids on the playground. If you are not in the "in crowd" it is unlikely you will get any hyped ARC's. I would think that an author would like his or her book to be given to many different types of readers as possible. But apparently I am wrong.
I saw a book from an South African author (BeastKeeper) on NetGalley today and I am keeping an eye on it. It is not open for request yet. It will be interesting to see if this book will also be "limited". If so, I might just stop coming back for a look . . .
What happened to this popular site?
Is it still worth being a member of NetGalley?