We recommend always setting an archive date when you initially create a title in NetGalley for a few reasons:
- Concentrated buzz and timeline. Since titles on NetGalley are generally pre-publication, scheduling an archive date in advance means that the title will no longer be available for request once it is for sale.
- Member communication. Archive dates are highly visible to approved members, and help them understand how long they have to access your content. In a recent poll, members noted that one of the top reasons they did not provide feedback for a title is because the title had been archived before they had the chance to download it.
- Managing requests. As the archive date approaches, NetGalley will automatically put those titles at the top of your Manage Requests page. Be sure to approve requests well enough in advance of an archive date to give members a chance to download, read, and review your title!
Archiving is easy to do, helpful in managing your internal workflow, and provides clarity for members.