NetGalley has become a sponsor of The Folio Prize for 2015.
The partnership with the service, which provides secure digital proofs, will provide the Folio Prize jury, led by William Fiennes, with the wherewithall to read eligible titles digitally throughout the judging process.
NetGalley’s sponsorship will initially only be for 2015, although a spokesperson said it could be ongoing as the prize develops.
Stuart Evers, NetGalley’s UK community manager, said: “NetGalley is full of admiration for the Folio Prize’s commitment to excellence – and we are delighted to be supplying secure digital proofs to this year’s judges.”
Andrew Kidd, founder of The Folio Priz, said: “We are delighted to have this sponsorship from NetGalley as we move into the second year of The Folio Prize. The sponsorship will allow our international judges to have a seamless reading experience as they embark on the exciting task of discovering and revealing the outstanding fiction of 2014.”
Joining Fiennes on the judging panel are Rachel Cooke, Mohsin Hamid, A M Homes and Deborah Levy.
The inaugural Folio Prize was won by George Saunders, for his short story collection Tenth of December (Bloomsbury).
The Folio Society continues as the title sponsor for the prize, initially set up for a two-year period from 2014-15.