Metrics for measuring citations of books relies on the same citation indexes as metrics for journal articles
Book Citation Index (Web of Science) The Book Citation Index Science (BKCI-S) and Book Citation Index Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH) are part of the of Web of Science Core Collection which indexes 50,000 books and edited books from 2005 to the present.
Selected books appear in the Master book list which may be an indicator of academic esteem.
Web of Science Cited Reference Search To find out how many times a book has been cited by other books or articles, select Cited Reference Search from the Basic Search drop down menu.
Scopus Scopus includes 50,000 books and edited books. See the Scopus content lists for more detail, including a list of books indexed.
Google Scholar Google Scholar indexes books and book chapters from some publishers and is useful for tracking citations to books not indexed in Web of Science.
Alternative metric indicators for books:
Highlight that your book has been published by a high quality, reputable publisher.
Quality publisher lists may be compiled by funding bodies, professional associations or university faculties for their staff.
Societal or Educational esteem
Holdings in local or international libraries
Worldcat : discovery service for North American and worldwide libraries
Trove : discovery service for Australian content and holdings of Australian libraries
Prizes or awards
Referenced in policy or practice documents
University textbook included on course reading lists