Once you have created your book you might want to publish it in order to share your work more widely or to make some money.
As as Android user, one of the best places to start with publishing your book is to Google Play Books.
The process can look a little daunting to start with, but it's not so bad. Things that you will need are:
- A Book that you are ready to publish
- A Google Account
- A Bank Account if you want to sell your book.
Please note that at present Books created with Book Creator containing audio and video are unlikely to work properly in Google Play, we recommend just publishing text and images for the moment.
Although you can go through the process of submitting your book on your Tablet you will probably find it a lot easier to do from your laptop or desktop.
Start by exporting your book from Book Creator by choosing the Share Book option from the My Books page:
Then choose the easiest way to get the file to your computer, this might be via Google Drive, Dropbox, email or some other app you may have installed.
If you are not already using Drive or Dropbox on your computer then the simplest is to email the book to yourself.
Book Creator will then export your book in the ePub format, the standard for eBooks. This ePub file is the book that you will upload to Google Play.
The next stage is to setup the account with Google and add your bank details etc.
Google have a very good guide to the whole process from account creation through to uploading and publishing which you can find here:
You may find that after some of the steps you have to wait a while, e.g whilst uploading your book or for Google to scan your book before you are able to make the book available.
Once your book is uploaded and processed you will probably see a message that your book is blocked from the store until it has been reviewed. This is normal for Fixed Layout eBooks such as those created by Book Creator.
In order to unblock your book you should check that your book looks correct in the Google Play Books app.
Then, in the Content Files section of the publishing console you tick the box to say that you have reviewed the book and everything looks fine. Once you have done this you may need to wait a while longer before the book appears in Google Play.