Netgalley have just announced that in late 2011 Penguin will start distributing digital galleys through NetGalley. This will give Penguin access to over 19,000 reviewers, media contacts, booksellers, librarians, educators and other professional readers.
"I’m very excited about our partnership with NetGalley," Matthew Boyd, Publishing Coordinator at Penguin Group (USA) said. "Providing books to readers in as many formats as possible has always been important to us, and NetGalley now allows us to accomplish this at the galley stage. The partnership also furthers Penguin's commitment to the environment, as we strive to find eco-friendly solutions at every phase of our publishing process."
Readers will be able to download the galleys to their computer, and then transfer them to ereaders that support DRMed Epub and PDF.