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CataList allows publishers to enable a built-in reading copy request feature which will allow publishers to optionally enable retailers, librarians, media or other account types to request advance reading copies of their forthcoming titles.

CataList’s role is to enable the conversation between readers and reps through the use of a request form triggered through title or catalogue views, based on permissions set by the publisher.

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Set up permissions for reading copy

request permissions


Account Managers in publisher accounts can opt into the reading copy request tool on their Company Settings page. By default, the reading copy request tool is disabled.

Changing the selection to Yes opens the settings for customizing who can request the reading copies. Reading copy requests can be set to be triggered only on titles in specific categories, and only for different segments of the CataList viewership: libraries, retailers, etc.  Different contacts for each segment may be provided based on the account type of the requester. These categories are based on the title’s BISAC categories.

Emails will be sent to the specified contacts once a request has been made. Account Managers have the option to have a weekly report sent as well if the weekly summary box is selected. This report is sent as a spreadsheet and consists of all requests made in the prior week.

How NetGalley integrates with CataList

NetGalley supplies a daily file to CataList which lists all currently available galleys on their service. Where a title in available in both CataList and NetGalley, a link to the NetGalley request page is automatically added in the Read Me options on CataList. Clicking the link will direct you to the title request page at NetGalley, where you will be prompted to log in to complete your galley request. If you don't have a NetGalley account, you can register for one (for free!) and complete your request immediately. For more information on the NetGalley approval process, available formats for e-galleys and support, please refer to the NetGalley website.

Publishers: If you already have a relationship with NetGalley, maintenance of galley availability in CataList is taken care of automatically. When you archive titles or add new titles to NetGalley, those changes will flow through to CataList the next day.

The request process continues to be handled by NetGalley. Publishers retain control over the approval process, and NetGalley serves up the files and supports users in the current manner.

If you are not a current NetGalley subscriber , but are interested in subscribing, we have exciting news for you too! CataList publishers are eligible for an introductory special discount on NetGalley's monthly subscription rates. For more information on the discount program, please email us a NetGalley discount pricing request and we will send you all the details.

How to request a reading copy

Learn more about how retailers, libraries, and media users request advanced reading copies in our online help manual.