The digital galley distribution site NetGalley announced yesterday that Kindle downloads would resume in March yesterday. The site, which lets publishers distribute eBook galleys to selected individuals and members of the press, had stopped supporting the Kindle back in January due to an unnamed dispute with Amazon.
An email to members read: “Amazon and NetGalley have one big thing in common: we both want to deliver a first-class reading experience. As you know, we’ve had to temporarily disable the Kindle option for most of the titles in NetGalley. But now we have great news: Amazon has been working with us to help bring back the Kindle option for NetGalley. Your Kindle button should return in March. So thanks for your continued patience.”
NetGalley isn’t ready to release any details on the terms of the agreement with Amazon, so at this point no one knows if the Kindle support has changed. It is possible that NetGalley could start using the Kindle ebook lending feature, but we won’t know until after support resumes in march.