There are several benefits to the Google Books Preview Program that all contribute vastly to greater sales opportunities:
Your book instantly becomes more visible. Google Books’ Preview Program lets readers all over the world discover your book and view a preview.
Your book becomes more discoverable. Google scans and indexes the text of your entire book for its search engine. That means there are more words and phrases tied to your book that could lead curious readers straight to you.
Readers get a sneak peek. When prospective book buyers find your book on Google Books, they’re automatically given access to a limited preview of your book to further entice them to buy.
Links make buying easy. A series of links within your Google Books listing lead readers straight to your book with major online book retailers.
The Google Books Preview option from Outskirts Press is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book before a sizable audience of avid readers.
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Authors can now harness the power of Google quickly and easily with the new preview submission option from Outskirts Press.
July 14, 2015 – Denver, CO –Outskirts Press, long a champion of self-publishing authors on the Kindle and Nook ebook marketplaces, is now helping self-publishing authors take advantage of Google Play’s increasingly popular Google Books bookstore, whether you are an Outskirts Press author, or published author from any other publisher!. The self-publishing service provider recently launched its Google Books Preview Program, for all published authors, not just Outskirts Press authors, providing yet another popular avenue through which authors can promote and sell.
By some estimates, of July 2013 Google Play recorded more than 50 billion downloads. The Google Books Preview Program option from Outskirts Press helps authors get their books submitted to Google Books – complete with a book cover, an enticing book sample for readers to browse and convenient links for buyers to purchase a copy through the major online retailers. Submission to Google Books makes books instantly more discoverable via the Google search engine.
Google Play’s online store offers consumers an unbeatable search engine that reliably leads shoppers straight to their product of choice in the Google Books bookstore, even when a word is misspelled. That means self-publishing authors have a terrific opportunity to get their books in front of Google Books consumers in a huge marketplace that’s incredibly efficient at targeting the right shoppers.
With the Google Books Preview Program from Outskirts Press, authors can quickly get set up with an author platform, as well as provide a sample of their books to entice some of the millions of readers browsing for books on Google. There are several benefits to the Google Books Preview Program that all contribute to a vastly greater opportunity to promote and sell:
Instant visibility. The Google Books Preview Program allows readers all over the world to discover a book and preview a portion of it.
Easy discoverability. Google scans and indexes the text of an entire book for its search engine. That means that words and phrases contained with a book are searchable and could lead curious readers straight to it.
Tantalizing previews. When prospective book buyers identify a relevant book on Google Books, they’re automatically given access to a limited preview, further enticing them to buy.
Links to make buying easy. A series of links within the Google Books listing steers readers straight to major online book retailers, where they can purchase quickly and conveniently.
The Google Books Preview Program is an easy, inexpensive and effective way to get a book before a worldwide audience of avid readers. All authors can take advantage of this effective option, no matter where or who you published with! For full details about Outskirts Press’ Google Books Preview option visit the company website.
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Whether your book was published ten years ago or ten minutes ago, it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to officially registering your book with Google to be eligible for potential pay-outs in accordance with the Google Book Settlement.
Rather than confusing this already-complex subject with summaries of what the Google Book Settlement is, or whether books are eligible or not (there is plenty of information and opinions on those topics online already), this is going to be short and sweet. We are going to assume you want to participate by opting-in (there’s no downside) and we’re going to tell you how to do that as simply as possible.
Here is what you need to do personally if you want your book(s) to be registered with the Google Book Settlement…
How to Register Your Book
# 1: Go to http://www.googlebooksettlement.comand read the information on the home page. There is a detailed and comprehensive FAQ if you are curious for more information. These steps below are of a general nature, so always be sure the steps you complete are in accordance with your specific circumstance.
You will notice two deadlines on this page . If you wish to be eligible for cash pay-outs, you must opt-in by completing this online process by January 5, 2010. These are the steps to do that.
If you choose to opt-out, you must complete the opt-out process online by September 4. There’s really no reason to opt-out unless you’re planning on suing Google separately from this class action suit.
Hint, if you do nothing at all, you will most likely be treated as if you opted in, but that is a judgment call that will be made much later, legally, by the Department of Justice. To be on the safe side, actively opt-in now.
After reading the home page on the Google Book Settlement site, click the “Claim Books and Inserts” button.
# 2: Your browser may ask if you want to see secure and unsecured items because you are now accessing an SSL (https) secure server. Indicate that you want to see both.
Here you are going to create your registry account. In 95% of the cases, you are going to select the first choice, “Author or author heir” so if you are unsure as to what to choose, choose the first one.
If you are positive that you specifically registered your own ISBN with Bowker manually yourself under your specific publishing imprint name, choose the second choice, “Publisher.”
# 3: At this point, a rather daunting form will appear. Fill it out in its entirety, using your personal information. Do NOT use your publisher’s information.
At the bottom of this form is a “Create Account” button. Once you have completed the form, press the button.
# 4: At this point, the website will require you to sign-in using the username and password you just created. In 98% of the cases, you will NOT have multiple sign-ins.
After you sign-in for the first time, the site will require you to confirm your email address. Check your email in-box for an automatic email from Google containing a verification code. Cut and paste the verification code from the email into the form and then click the “Verify Account” button.
# 5: Now you will be in your account where you can manage your claims. Of course, during your first visit, you won’t have any books listed yet. In order to claim your first book, click the “Find and claim” link hiding at the very bottom of the screen.
# 6: When you click that link you will see this page, which provides you with choices for how to best locate the book you want to claim. In almost all cases you will want to first conduct
a search for the book to see if Google can find it for you.
Click the “Continue” button once you have the “Search for books” choice selected to see
Try to be as specific as possible at first, and then more and more general to double and triple check that your book is not in Google’s system before entering it manually. Check via title and ISBN first. The “older” your book is, the more likely it is that Google already has the title within its database, waiting for you to claim your rights to it.
If you are positive there are no matches for your title, click the “Add a book if it is not listed above” link at the very bottom to add your book manually.
# 7: Once you add the book, search for it to get this screen, where you can select the book by checking off the check-box to the left of the title. Make sure the book listed is truly your book. It is unlawful to lay claim to a book for which you don’t own the rights. On the other hand, completing this process for all your books will prevent someone else from mistakenly
laying claim to your book(s).
The click the button that says “Finish claim form for selected books.”
# 8: The following screen is a little confusing. You must first assert your rights and you do this by clicking the difficult-to-find “Assert rights” link within the title box at the top of the screen:
It will ask if you are asserting rights for the book, or an insert. In 95% of the cases, it will be for the book, so choose the “book” choice followed by the appropriate answer to the subsequent question concerning rights. Here, in nearly all the cases of self-published POD
books, you will choose the first choice: “I own the rights” but double check your own publishing contract agreement first.
If you are an Outskirts Press author, this choice is easy. You ALWAYS own all the rights.
# 9: Click the “Save and Continue” button, then read and certify the certification section by clicking the check box next to the “I certify that…” language.
Click the “Submit Claim” button and you’re done. If you have more than one book, repeat the process as many times as necessary.
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