Setting up your profile is going to be one of the most important things you do on Edelweiss. You want to ensure that your profile is as strong as you can make it. Why? Because a strong profile is a gateway to getting approved when you request digital review copies. You can learn more about Digital Review Copies here.
You can find your Profile by clicking on your picture or initials at the top of any Edelweiss page:
The pencil (edit) icons next to each element will allow you to update your name, email address (this will change how you log in to Edelweiss!), the name of your library, etc. Be sure to add the links to your presence on social media. You can also join communities to see what others are reading.
Add a profile image by clicking the + next to the silhouette. You’ll be asked to add an image file with a recommended size of 300×300 pixels, which is pretty small.
Once saved, your profile image will be attached to any community activity, as well as any emails that you send through the site:
You Profile message is where you can tell a bit about yourself. This message will be attached to your Digital Review Copies requests to publishers, and other users (friends) will see it when they view your profile. For suggestions on how to make a great profile, read the excellent blog post here from Avalinah’s Books.
How will you know if you have a strong profile? We will tell you. When you request a DRC, you will see a box that looks like this and the profile strength will be listed.
Keep in mind, in regards to requesting digital review copies, it’s best to not assume that the publicist on the other end knows you…letting them know who you are, what you do, and where you do it is very helpful.