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07-01-2016, 08:10 PM
i just published a book with createspace.

i also checked google books but it says no new authors... or did i miss something? not possible with google books anymore?

Laer Carroll
07-01-2016, 09:38 PM
It's not clear what you meant about google books. Please expand.

07-01-2016, 09:49 PM
i dont know how else to say google books

AW Admin
07-01-2016, 09:59 PM
Google books no longer accepts self-published books. You need to use Google Play:


07-01-2016, 10:10 PM
it also says they no longer accept

07-01-2016, 10:17 PM
This happened... last year? Yeah. I remember that being discussed at the time.

I think they were having trouble with pirates, but that's mainly vague recollection. Does anyone have a more accurate memory than I do?

07-02-2016, 09:03 PM
I've published several books on Google Play over the past 6 months and haven't had any issues. I did have my account set up a couple of years ago, though, but I didn't use it for a while.

ETA: Google Books and Google Play are two separate things. Books is a catalog of published work that is indexed by Google, and they make sample pages available. You can't submit a book to them, but I think you can request that your book(s) be removed.

Play is an online bookstore, the same as KDP, iBooks, etc. You can self-publish by signing up for a "Partner" account, as AW Admin said.

AW Admin
07-02-2016, 09:27 PM
it also says they no longer accept

They aren't accepting new accounts, but extant ones work just fine.

You might try using Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/distribution) which distributes ebooks to multiple channels, including (via Inktera) Google Play.