An introduction to the Google Books Partner Programme

When you submit your book(s) to Google through the Play Books Partner Centre account, you can choose where each book and its preview are available: 

  • Sell your book through the Google Play Store and offer a preview on Google Books
  • Offer a preview of your book on Google Books, even if it's not available on Google Play. 

Sell your book on Google Play 

Google Play Books provides you with a base of users and an easy way to manage your content. 

Our philosophy of allowing users to read anywhere, at any time attracts readers. Our international reach can bring your books to the attention of people around the world.

You can sell on Google Play and via other retailers because Google doesn't ask for exclusive rights to sell digital editions of your books.

There's no cost, and your revenue share is the vast majority and based on the list price that you provide.

Readers can find your books by browsing the Google Play Store, or with a link from the preview on Google Books. When they purchase your book, they can start reading it in their browser or use the Google Play Books app.

Find out more about the process of selling books.

Offer a preview on Google Books 

Publishers and authors can promote their books through the Preview Programme for free.

Make your book discoverable to Google users around the world on Google Books. When readers find your book on Google Books, they can preview a limited number of pages to decide if they're interested in it. 

Readers can also follow links to buy the book or borrow or download it when applicable.

In supported countries, you can sell digital editions of your books on Google Play, to earn revenue whenever users purchase your eBooks and audiobooks from the Google Play Store.

Important: eBooks must be previewable on Google Books to be sold on Google Play.

Learn about the Google Book Preview Programme
 

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