eBook Retailer Language Support

Although we can produce eBook files in almost any language, the support for eBooks in languages other than English differs between distribution channels. We have detailed the latest information we have from our distribution and retail partners below.

Please note that this information is relevant to the arrangements we have with the distribution channels and if you are managing your own eBook distribution we recommend you check the languages supported within your retailer agreements.

Last updated: February 2018

Amazon

The following languages are accepted:

  • Afrikaans
  • Alsatian
  • Arabic – content must be in Word (doc or docx) formats
  • Basque
  • Bokmål Norwegian
  • Breton
  • Catalan
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Danish
  • Dutch/Flemish
  • Eastern Frisian
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Galician
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi – content must be in Word (doc or docx) formats
  • Icelandic
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Luxembourgish
  • Malayalam – content must be in Word (doc or docx) formats
  • Manx
  • Marathi – content must be in Word (doc or docx) formats
  • Northern Frisian
  • Norwegian
  • Nynorsk Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Provençal
  • Romansh
  • Scots
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tamil – content must be in Word (doc or docx) formats
  • Welsh

Apple

Supported languages are listed below :

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • British English
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Simplified) (ePUB 3)
  • Chinese (Traditional) (ePUB 3)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese (ePUB 3)
  • Korean
  • Malay
  •  (ePUB 3)
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovakian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

At this time, the iBooks Store does not support books written in the following languages or scripts: Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Burmese, Farsi (Persian), Hebrew, Khmer, Lao, Malay (Jawi/Arabic script), Sinhala, Tamil, Urdu.

Barnes & Noble

B&N support all languages using  Roman characters including:

  • Afrikaans
  • Basque
  • Catalan
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

BookMate

Currently BookMate supports:

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Estonian
  • French
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

eSentral

ePub languages that are supported at eSentral:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Google Play

Google Books now accepts books in all languages. Books in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean and Russian are integrated in the Google Books index. Books in other languages will become part of the index on a limited test basis as they work to create a more complete search product.

Ingram

Ingram will accept titles in any language although metadata must be in English.

OverDrive

To be confirmed.

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