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Google Books Program Policies

Please note that we may change our policies at any time, and pursuant to the Terms and Conditions you sign upon creating a Partner Center account, it is your responsibility to keep up-to-date with and adhere to the policies posted here.

Books enabled for sale on Google Play must also follow the Google Play Books Content Policies.

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 website at http://www.copyright.gov.

Books and other content

We accept books with or without ISBNs. We're currently unable to accept non-book texts, such as journals and magazines.

Languages

Google Books now accepts books in all languages. Partner Center accounts are available in the following languages:
  • Afrikaans
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Basque
  • Belarusian
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Kyrgyz
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Marathi
  • Mongolian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Zulu

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 by 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 Links

Should you choose to submit your own Buy Links, they 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.

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