Google Books Program Policies

Google Books Program Policies

Please note that we may change our policies at any time, and pursuant to our Terms and Conditions it is your responsibility to keep up-to-date with and adhere to the policies posted here.

Eligibility

Rights Holders
Applicants who send us books must have the right to do so. If you have a question about your rights, we encourage you to consult your legal advisor. For more information on copyright regulations, please refer to the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site at http://www.copyright.gov .

Books and other content
We currently accept books with or without ISBNs. While we're unable to accept non-book content, such as journals and magazines, we hope to expand this program to include other content in the future. Please contact us if you'd like more details.

Languages
Google Books now accepts books in all languages. Books in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean and Russian are integrated in the index. Books in other languages will become part of our index on a limited test basis as we work to create a more complete search product. Our online Partner Center is available in the following languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Logo and Logo Link

If you choose to upload a logo for display on your content excerpt pages, we ask that you please review the following guidelines. In addition to the policies below, we would suggest that your logo include your company name as this will be more easily recognizable to end users. Please note that we reserve the right to decline any logo.

Design Policy:

  • GIF or JPG format
  • Dimensions - 190 pixels wide x 50 pixels high
  • Maximum file size - 50KB
  • No animation

Content Policy:

  • Must represent your company
  • Must be legible, i.e. not blurry or grainy
  • Must not contain adult/mature content

Logo Link:

  • Must link to the homepage of your company's website

Buy This Book

Should you choose to submit your own Buy This Book link, it must link directly to your own commerce site and to the title being displayed. You may not link to any third party site, either as an affiliate or non-affiliate.

Book Content

You must provide 100% of the contents of each book that you submit for inclusion in Google Books. Books that you submit may not include illegal content. If more than 20% of the content you submit is a duplicate of content already in the corpus, your account will be reviewed for quality and potentially deactivated.

Incentives

Publishers or entities otherwise associated with the title may not provide incentives of any kind for users to click on the Google ads displayed on the content of that title.

Prohibited Clicks

Any method that artificially generates clicks other than genuine end user clicks is strictly prohibited and may result in termination from the Google Books Partner Program. These prohibited methods include but are not limited to: repeated manual clicks, using robots, automated clicking tools, or other deceptive software. Please note that clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited, to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs.