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I was approved to view a NetGalley title but the publisher archived it. What do I do?

Hiya, nerds, and welcome back to yet another Wednesday Wisdom post!

Today’s blogging advice is pretty simple and it has everything to do with NetGalley.

Let me paint a picture for you.

You see an amazing book on NetGalley that you really, really want to read, so you hit Request. You move on to other titles, request a bunch of them, and log out. A few days later, you receive an email that says your request for Amazing Book #1 was accepted.

But because you’re at work/school/outer-space, you don’t immediately login to your NetGalley account and download the book.

You wait.

You forget that you were accepted.

A few moons later, when you finally remember that there’s a pending review copy, you rush to NetGalley. Only to find this screen.

The title has been archived and you can’t get your hands on it.

Or can you?

Here’s a little trick that people don’t realise they can do right off.

When the title gets archived, you can always ask the publisher if they could send you an ebook anyway. More often than not, you get a positive reply.

How do I do that?


Check out the email you received from NetGalley when you were approved for the title.

The sender is usually and that’s where the confusion lies. You’d think it’s a system generated email. But it’s not.

All you have to do is reply to the email. It changes to the email address of the publishing house’s member who set up their NetGalley account!

I’ve received several titles which were archived following this method. And I have confirmation from an inside source too!

Isn’t that great?

Go forth and get your paws on all those archived titles now!

~ Shruti

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