Google Print

What is the Google Print program?

What can I expect when I apply to the Google Print program?

Does the Google Print Program enable everyone to read my whole book online?

Do I as the author make money on the Google Print program?

Is it possible for offensive advertisements to appear on the Web pages of the Google Print Program?


What is the Google Print Program?

As the premier Internet search engine, Google's mission is to organize information and make it universally accessible and useful. The Google Print program is an initiative where Google works with book publishers to scan their books and make them searchable online. Through this program, Google users will be able to locate a wide variety of books when they search on their topic of interest. Google users will also be able to view an excerpt of any book located during a specific online search. The Google Print Program gives books increased visibility and exposure to a broader audience

iUniverse was one of the first publishers Google contacted to participate in this program, and we are currently working to set up a weekly file transfer of our newest titles to Google.

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What can I expect when I apply to the Google Print Program?

In the initial launch of the Google Print Program, books that are relevant to a specific search query will be listed separately from Google's search results. They will appear at the top of the search results page in a special highlighted area. Not all books received to date will appear in the results at this time.

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Does the Google Print Program enable everyone to read my whole book online?

No. Google has integrated many features into the Google Print Program that limit access to actual book content. In fact, publishers may add or remove books from the program at any time.

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Do I as the author make money on the Google Print Program?

Google is sharing the revenue from this program with publishers. However, revenues received from this particular program are relatively miniscule. Any revenue that iUniverse receives will be put back into the program to offset the cost of materials and labor involved in sending the files to Google.

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Is it possible for offensive advertisements to appear on the Web pages of the Google Print Program?

Google automatically blocks ads with sensitive or negative content from the Web pages containing the Google Print Program. Only family-safe ads are available on Google Print Web pages.

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