Payment profiles (bank accounts)

The ability to sell books on Google Play is available to accounts based in a growing number of countries. View the list of currently eligible countries.
To learn more about requirements for getting paid, as well as the payment schedule and other details, read the article on your earnings.

Payment profiles let you specify how Google should pay you for Google Play sales revenue. When you assign a payment profile to a sales territory, payments for any sales in those countries will be made according to that profile's settings. You can use the same payment profile for multiple sales territories. If a payment profile isn't associated with a sales territory, its status will show as inactive.

You can access your payment profiles by signing in to your account at play.google.com/books/publish/ and navigating to the Payment Center.

To help protect your financial information, any changes to your payment profiles must be made within 15 minutes of signing in to your account. If you see the error message "Your credentials have expired. Please log out and log back in again. Click here to sign out," please sign out and sign in again, even though you may be able to access other parts of your account.

Create a new payment profile

  1. Sign in to the Partner Center at play.google.com/books/publish/.
  2. Go to the Payment Center.
  3. In the Payment Profiles section, click the Add a Payment Profile button.
  4. Enter a profile name. We suggest indicating the country and currency for this payment profile.
  5. Enter your business information, including your business name, contact name, address, and phone number.
  6. Review the necessary documents. If you agree, continue by checking the box labeled I have read and accept these documents.
  7. Click the Complete Signup button. Your payment profile will now be listed.
  8. Follow the next set of instructions to associate a bank account with this payment profile.

Add a new bank account

  1. Click the edit link next to the payment profile. (The payment profile will be listed in the Payment Center of the Partner Center.)
  2. Click the Add a new bank account or Add new form of payment button.
  3. Enter your bank account information.
  4. The box labeled Make this my selection for future payments is checked by default. Do not uncheck this box unless you're providing bank account settings that you don't wish to activate yet.
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. Newly added bank accounts must be verified unless they're located in a country where Google makes deposits via wire transfer.

Verify a bank account

We'll ask you to verify ownership of any bank account you add to your account, unless the bank account is in a country where Google makes deposits via wire transfer.

  1. After you add a new bank account, Google will make a small deposit within two business days. (Your bank may take up to three additional days to register the transaction.)
  2. Review your online bank statement or contact your bank to locate the deposit, which will be labeled as GOOGLE DEPOSIT or something similar.
  3. In the Payment Center of your account, edit the payment profile with the bank account you wish to verify.
  4. Click Verify test deposit and enter the deposit amount.
  5. Click the Submit button.

If you locate the test deposit but have trouble confirming the amount in your account, please contact us. If you fail to receive the test deposit, check the list of potential reasons.

If you sell any books before you verify your bank account, your account will accrue the amount owed to you until you can receive payments.

Edit bank account information

You can't directly edit a bank account number. If you'd like to change your bank account information, edit the payment profile and add a new bank account with the updated details. Make sure to check the box labeled Make this my selection for future payments.

You'll need to verify the new bank account unless it's in a country where Google makes deposits via wire transfer.

Optionally, you can remove the details for the old bank account.

Remove a bank account

To remove a bank account from a payment profile by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to the Partner Center at play.google.com/books/publish/.
  2. Go to the Payment Center.
  3. Click edit next to the payment profile with the bank account you wish to remove.
  4. Click the Remove link for the bank account.
  5. Confirm that you want to remove the bank account by clicking the button labeled Yes, remove it.

Multiple bank accounts

If you want payments to be made to more than one bank account, set up additional payment profiles. Only one bank account can be active for each payment profile, but if you have multiple sales territories, you can associate a different payment profile with each sales territory.