The Settings tab
The Partner Centre lets you customise how your book appears in a number of ways. To adjust these settings, go to the Book Catalogue, click the title of the book that you want to configure and click the Settings tab.
Click the headers below to show or hide descriptions for each type of settings.Metadata settings
Metadata is information about the book, such as the publisher name and publication date. None of this information is required, but the more data you provide, the easier it is for potential readers to discover your book.
|Book Format||The format of this edition.
|Related ISBNs||ISBNs for other books which are associated with this book. For example, if this book exists in both eBook and physical editions, you should provide the ISBN of the other format. Find out more about how to manage multiple ISBNs.|
|Subject||The subject of the book, according to one of the following schemas:|
|Language||The primary language of the book, formatted as a three-letter ISO 639-2/B code (e.g.
|Age Groups||The age range of the intended audience for the book. You can add multiple age groups.|
|Publication date||The publication date of the book. This is bibliographic information and won't affect the book's availability. (See Google Search preview settings and distribution settings to limit visibility of your book based on date.)|
|Page Count||The number of pages in the book.|
|Series Name||The name of the series that the book belongs to, if any.|
|Volume in Series||If the book belongs to a series, the volume number of the book.|
|Publisher Name||The name of the publisher. This is publicly displayed on Google Books preview pages as "Pages displayed by permission of..."|
Distribution settings include additional options for selling your book on Google Play.
|On-Sale Date||Leave this field blank if the book can be made available for sale on Google Play immediately. If the book is under embargo, enter a date in the future to prevent the book from becoming available for sale before that date. Use the format
This setting doesn't prevent your book from becoming available for preview on Google Books. A book which is enabled for sale, even with a future On Sale Date, will be previewable unless you also adjust your Google Search preview settings and set the option labelled No Preview Before On Sale Date.
|DRM Enabled||Tick this box if you want to apply Digital Rights Management (DRM) to your book.|
|Show Photos in eBook||Tick this box if you have the rights to include images in the eBook. If a book contains a significant number of images, Google can sell it only if this box is ticked, or if you provide an ePub file.|
|Only Display Flowing Text From an ePub That I Provided||Google has converted selected books into ePub format. Tick this box if Google converted your book but you don't want to use Google's ePub version. (You can provide your own ePub file regardless of this setting.)|
|Include Scanned Pages||Tick this box if you wish to sell the book in PDF format.|
|For mature audiences?||Tick this box if the book is intended for mature audiences only.|
|Copy/Paste Percentage||The percentage of the book which can be copied and pasted elsewhere by buyers.|
The books that you submit can be previewed on Google Books, similar to the way a visitor to a physical book shop can browse through books on the shelves. If you sell the book on your website, you can add a link to the purchase page for readers who want the entire book.
|Preview Type||The percentage of the book that can be previewed. Options start at 20% and increase in increments of 10%.|
|Territories||The countries where you have rights to make the books pre-viewable. This field is required for all books, and for new books it is pre-filled with
|Buy Link Text||The text of the link that's displayed on Google Books to purchase the book directly from you.|
|Buy Link||The URL where Google Books users can purchase the book directly from you. The URL should point to your website rather than to another retailer. (Google Books automatically provides a list of links to Google Play and third-party retailers.)|
|Publisher Website||The URL of the publisher's website. If provided, the publisher name and logo will link to this URL.|
|Publisher Logo||An image of the publisher logo. See the guidelines for logos.|
|Preview Details||Preview Details include two separate settings:
|Preview Availability Date/No Preview Before On Sale Date||This setting may be labelled differently depending on other settings: