Options for Allowing Requests and Listing Titles

As a NetGalley client, you maintain complete control over how readers access your book. We offer flexible options on the visibility of your titles, and no matter what you choose, you will always have reporting information on who is accessing your titles. 

You can change the options by clicking on the Title Details page and using the menu on the left-hand side.

PRIVATE/ INVITE ONLY: You may keep your book Private, so that NetGalley members do not know it is available on the site unless you specifically invite them to view that book using the NetGalley widget, or using a link to the book to collect wishes.



REQUESTS ALLOWED/AVAILABLE IN "FIND TITLES": This title will be available for members to request when they are browsing Find Titles. If you select this option, you will make the decision to approve or decline each member request before access is granted for that specific title. 

You can also allow requests from only certain member types, for specific time periods. Just as you send out print galleys at different times (booksellers typically receive galleys months before bloggers, for example), you can schedule availability of title on NetGalley by member type. Please click here for full information and best practices.   





READ NOW: This option will list your title as Read Now in the catalog (instead of Request). Members will have instant approval for the title. This option is best for books where you wish to approve all requests automatically, without having to manually approve or decline each one. We find clients often use this option as part of a special promotion of the title ("This title is available for one week only as Read Now!") or for special content like samplers, excerpts, catalogs, backlist titles, etc.

Members can browse Read Now titles from the main page of Find Titles. You can always see which members have added your books to their Shelf from the Approval History page for that title, found on the Title Details page. Note: Read Now will override region preferences.


When you add your book to Find Titles, whether as “Requests Allowed” or “Read Now” it will be visible to members in the catalog immediately. Note: The book carousels (Recently Added, Read Now, etc.) on both the main Find Titles landing page and Category pages are cached to enhance overall site performance, so there may be a short lag time before your book appears.

You can also limit requests only from certain regions or territories.

Within your account, you can set default region settings, which will be applied to all new titles when they are created. This will dictate on which NetGalley site your books appear (NetGalley.com or NetGalley.co.uk or both) and which regions can request titles. You can also set region settings on a per-title basis.

DON'T FORGET: You can customize the approval / decline notification! In the Requests section, you will see links to edit the Approval/Decline email to let members know what you want them to do next, or explain why you're declining the request. If approved, would you like them to submit their review to you via NetGalley? Should they hold their review until the pub date? For declines, some clients note their criteria for approving requests, so that readers can update their Profile accordingly. Please click here to see examples of approval/decline language.

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