Revenue split FAQs

Google Play Books offers a 70% revenue split on eBook sales in most Google Play Books supported countries for partners who accepted our updated Terms of Service (TOS), introduced in 2019.

The default revenue split is 52% for partners who have not accepted our updated TOS and for eBook sales in certain countries.

To view the revenue split by country on future sales, see the 'Effective prices' table in the 'Pricing' section of each book that you publish.

FAQs

1. How do I get the 70% revenue split?

First, accept the new TOS in your Partner Centre account. The 70% revenue split starts within two days from when you accept the terms. The revenue split applies to new eBook sales in eligible countries, regardless of the book’s price.

To view the revenue split on future transactions, go to the 'Effective prices' table in the 'Pricing' section of each book that you publish.

2. In which countries do I get the 70% revenue split?

You'll earn 70% of the list price on eBooks sold to customers in 60+ Google Play Books supported countries.

The eligible countries are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

You'll receive your current revenue split for countries not present in the above list.

3. In which countries do I get my current revenue split?

You'll receive your current revenue split for eBooks sold to customers in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

4. Does the price of my book affect my revenue split?

No. Google previously offered the 70% revenue split on eBooks sold within certain price bands and in certain countries. This price band restriction has been removed. You no longer need to list your book within certain price bands to get the 70% revenue split, where applicable.

5. Does Google pay the revenue split on the list price or the sale price?

Google pays revenue split on the list price. 

6. Are there any fees associated with the revenue split?

No. Google doesn't charge fees related to this 70% revenue split.

7. When will the 70% eBook revenue split go into effect?

The 70% revenue split starts within two days from when you accept the updated TOS found in the Partner Centre.

8. Is this programme permanent?

The 70% eBook revenue split doesn't have a planned end date. However, Google reserves the right to make changes to our service.

9. Can my service provider accept the new terms on my behalf?

No. Your agreement is with Google. Although your service provider has access to the account, they can’t view the new terms or accept them on your behalf.

If your service provider receives earnings from your books, let them know after you accept the new TOS.

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