Archive for January, 2023

GalleyChat Roundup, Jan. 2023

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Roundups of the January GalleyChat are below. This month, we held the chat simultaneously on Twitter and Mastodon. The majority of the activity was on Twitter. To read the full chat, search Twitter and Mastodon by #ewgc. The following roundups of titles cover both chats.

EarlyWord GalleyChat, Jan, 2023 — link to a spreadsheet of the titles on Google Docs. Includes quotes from comments, notes on debuts, diversity titles, and those mentioned for the first time, LibraryReads deadlines and DRC availability. NOTE: If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please let us know.

Edelweiss catalog — includes covers, publisher marketing information, and links to Edelweiss DRCs.

Our next chat is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd, 4 to 5 pm ET (3:30 for virtual cocktails).

The next LibraryReads deadline is February 1, for books publishing in March. Please give special attention to our list of upcoming diversity titles.

New Year, New EWGC

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

Several of our long-time GalleyChatters have left Twitter, finding it inhospitable.

Fearing this may become a trend, we are migrating our GalleyChats to a new platform, Mastodon.

Mastodon explains itself in this video:

To ease into it, we will hold this month’s chat, Thursday January 5th, 4 t0 5 pm ET (3:30 for pre-chat cocktails),  on both Twitter and Mastodon. Please choose just ONE for your posts with the hashtag #ewgc. UPDATE, on second thought, use either or both, if you want to practice. I’ll sort it out in the roundup.

If Mastodon seems to work for us, we will hold the February 2nd chat on Mastodon only.

For those who are want to make the switch now —

  1. Create your account here 
  2. Mastodon will ask you to choose a “server instance”.  Mastodon is decentralized across independently managed servers, each of which is administered separately and has its own rules. You can join GalleyChat from any of the servers by using our hashtag #ewgc. EarlyWord and several GalleyChatters chose
  3. If you don’t like Mastodon’s default black background, you can change the setting to “light” under Preferences
  4. Looking for an alternative to TweetDeck? Try Sengi —
  5. For those who want to schedule posts on Mastodon (called “toots” in Mastodon parlance), this article will help (thanks, Janet for finding it) —