Publishes can collect wishes from members instead of requests, then grant wishes similar to a giveaway.
NetGalley members can "wish" for a title if it is Private/Invite Only, is set to Wish Only, or is only available for certain member types to request (read more here).
When a member wishes for a title, it indicates interest in the book even though the publisher has not made it available for request.
Publishers can "grant" wishes for books. Wish granting is randomized, like a sweepstakes or giveaway. Publishers can grant wishes by member type. Publishers can grant up to as many wishes as they have collected for a title!
- Wish granting follows the region preference for the title. Wishes for out-of-region members cannot be granted. Wishes for muted members also cannot be granted.
- When a wish is granted, you will see history of this in your account and reports.
- When a title is set to Wish Only or is Private/Invite Only, auto-approved members will not be able to access the title - they will need to wish for it the same as any other member.
For more information, watch this short video on wishes and wish granting.