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Quality review (preview a book before sale)

Some features described on this page may not be available, as selling books on Google Play is limited to certain countries.

You can check how your book appears on Google Play by adding quality reviewers. They'll be able to read the book on any supported device without having to purchase it. You can grant a book to quality reviewers even before it's available for sale.

This preview feature differs from a book's preview on Google Books. On Google Books, a limited percentage of your book is publicly viewable. Quality reviewers, on the other hand, must be specified by you and have access to the entire book.

Requirements

  • You should be able to sell books on Google Play.

  • The quality reviewer must have a Google Account. (Create an account for free by visiting accounts.google.com/NewAccount.)

  • The quality reviewer must be located in one of the countries where books can be bought on Google Play.

  • Content files for the book must have been provided and successfully processed. Check that the status of the book is either Live on Google Books or Live on Google Play.

Grant a book

To grant a book to a quality reviewer, follow these steps:

  1. In your Partner Center account, go to the Book Catalog.
  2. Click the title of the book.
  3. Click the Content tab.
  4. Under the section labeled Quality Reviewers, click the Add button.
  5. Enter the email address associated with the quality reviewer's Google Account.
  6. Click OK. The reviewer's email address should now be listed.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to add any additional reviewers.
  8. When you're done, click the Save button near the top of the page.

Review a book

Quality reviewers can access http://play.google.com/books to check that they have access to the book. They'll be able to read the book on their computer or on supported handheld devices.

Quality reviewers can't copy and paste or print any books that they're granted access to, even if the book's distribution settings allow buyers to do so.

Remove access to a book

You can remove quality reviewers from a book at any time.

  1. In your Partner Center account, go to the Book Catalog.
  2. Click the title of the book.
  3. Click the Content tab.
  4. Under the section labeled Quality Reviewers, click the Remove link next to the email address of the reviewer you wish to remove. The reviewers will still see the book in their accounts, but it will now be an eBook sample instead of the entire book.
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