Browse & search the Book Catalog

You can view the books that you've submitted in the Book Catalog of your Partner Center account :

  1. Scroll to find your active books.
  2. To view a book's details and settings, click its title.

The Book Catalog displays:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Identifier, such as an ISBN
  • Status
  • Label, which shows the template used for default settings
    • If you have 20 or fewer books in your catalog, you can't review the labels. But you can review the cover images.

Your books appear on the Book Catalog page, whether they're only available for preview on Google Books or they're sold on Google Play:

  1. Scroll to view all active books in your catalog.
  2. To view details about a specific book, click on its title. 

Book status

The Status column lists basic information about the status of a book in the Partner Program.

  • Live on Google Play

    • This book is available for sale in the Google Play store and on Google Books.

  • Live on Google Books

    • You can preview this book on Google Books, but you can't buy it in the Google Play store. This could be because:

      • It isn't enabled for sale.

      • It's a print book, and the digital edition is sold in the Google Play store as a separate entry in the Book Catalog.

  • Needs Approval

    • You added this book to your account, but you haven't indicated that you want it to be available for preview or sale.

    • To set the book's availability:

      1. In the Book Catalog, click the book's title.

      2. Go to the "Summary" tab.

      3. Set the availability. 

  • Needs Action

    • You indicated that you want this book to be live on Google Books or sold on Google Play, but an issue prevents this.

    • To take action:

      1. Hover your cursor over the status message for more detailed information.

      2. Visit our troubleshooting tool to view which actions you need to take.

        • If you don't want to sell this book or list the preview on Google Books, deactivate it to remove it from the catalog.

  • Deactivated

    • This book was removed from the Google Play store and Google Books.

    • To find deactivated books, you must search for them.

  • Processing

    • The system is processing new settings or files based on recent changes to the book.

    • Check back later for an updated status.

  • Unknown

    • There isn't enough information about this book to determine its status. 

    • The book is likely being processed and will have an updated status soon.

  • By default, your search results includes all books that match your search terms such as: 
    • Identifier
    • Titles
    • Subtitles
    • Authors
  • Most searches aren't case-sensitive, and only complete words are matched.
    • For example, a search for "shake" won't return books by Shakespeare.  
  • For labels only, you must use exact capitalization.

To search your catalog:

  1. Go to the Book Catalog page.
  2. At the top right corner, click the search box labeled "Filter books."

Tip: If you export your books after you run a search, the file only includes the search results. 

  • To search specific fields, click the triangle icon inside the search box, or use the instructions below.

Search by identifier

Enter an ISBN or other book identifier in the search box.
  • To find multiple books, enter a list of identifiers, separated by spaces. For identifiers that begin with "GGKEY:", include the prefix. 

Search by title

To search across your books' titles, enter "title:" before the keyword.
  • If you want to search for a phrase, include it inside double quotation marks.


title:"Romeo and Juliet"

Search by contributor

To search across your books' contributors, such as an author:
  • Enter "author:" before the keyword.

Search by label (template)

Labels, previously called imprints, indicate which templates your books are based on. 
To search across labels:
Enter "label:".
  • Put the entire label name in double quotation marks with exact capitalization.


label:"Default Settings"

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