Tell me about the manifest process. How does it work?

Note: This article ONLY applies for publishers who are providing NetGalley with ONIX feeds and want to use a manifest to create many title records at once. We highly recommend you create individual title records using the Create New button on the Manage Titles page.

Once NetGalley begins receiving your full ONIX feed, you will use a manifest file to create new title records in NetGalley. (Since your ONIX feeds contains many, many more titles than you want in NetGalley at any one time, the manifest tells us which titles to create and where to put them.)

The manifest is a simple CSV file containing the ISBN and title name for the titles you want created in NetGalley. Your manifest file will need to be named with your NetGalley account login name, so we know where to add the files. (Like this: timberpress.csv).

You will add your manifest (as well as content and covers) to your NetGalley FTP _INBOX folder at, using the same login and password you use now. All covers, metadata, and content files will be added to this folder, as will your ONIX feed.

Title records will be created from manifest files according to our _INBOX processing schedule.

If you have multiple imprint accounts, you’ll need to create different manifests for each imprint account, to tell us where to put the titles. (Like this: tnfiction.csv; tnnonfiction.csv; tnkids.csv).

A manifest file looks like this, and here is a sample. Please follow the formatting instructions here!

For titles created through this process, updates received via ONIX will automatically appear in the NetGalley title record as they are received.

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