Buy & read ebooks
You can download and read ebooks on multiple devices with Google Play Books, and you can also upload files and print books to your computer, tablet, or phone using the app’s built-in wi-fi network.
Open Google Play Books on your computer, then click Shop to find the ebook you want to read. Scroll down to see details like which devices the ebook is compatible with, then click the price. Select your payment method, then click Buy EBook.
Read the book in the same fixed-page layout as the printed edition.
When reading an ebook on Google Play Books, open an ebook on your phone and select the ‘View as a book’ option. You can change the font, text size, and other formatting of this ebook, as well as jump to chapters.
To print an ebook, you must first download it to your computer. Some ebooks have limits on how much you can print, which are set by the publisher and vary depending on the book. Digital Rights Management (DRM) controls what information you can access from an ebook.
Open Google Play Books on your device and browse textbooks for rent or search for a specific book. To rent a book, choose a price and complete the checkout process. Your rental period begins when you make your purchase, even if you haven’t opened the book.
What file does Play Books use?
If you want to sell your book on Google Play, you should make it available in both epub and pdf formats so that your readers have more viewing options, though only one is required.
Can I upload a PDF to Google Play Books?
Users of Google Play Books can now upload personal PDFs and e-books to the service, with each upload limited to 50MB and a total storage limit of 1,000 EPUB or PDF files. Once a document is uploaded to Google Play Books, it can be accessed from any computer or via the Android and iOS apps.
How do I upload books to Google Play Books?
Uploading Your Books: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Open Google Play, go to My Books, and sign in with your Google account if prompted.
- Select Upload files to browse for the e-book.
- Go to the Upload tab to upload a book from your computer.
- Select Select once you’ve selected all the books you want to upload.
Are Google Play Books EPUB?
Google Play Books accepts both EPUB 3 and EPUB 2 files, though 3.0. 1 is recommended.
Can Hey Google read books?
Customers can use the Google Assistant on their phone or Google Home speaker to start listening to an audiobook by saying “OK Google, read my book,” or ask questions like “OK Google, who is the author?” or issue commands like “OK Google, stop playing in 20 minutes.”
Is Google Play Books free?
Play Books began allowing users to upload PDF and EPUB files for free through the Play Books website in May 2013, with a limit of 1,000 files, and the Android app was updated in December 2013 to include file uploading support.
Can you download Google Play Books as PDF?
To download ebooks from Google Play Books, open a web browser on your computer and go to Google Play’s “My Books” page; after clicking the download button, you’ll get either an EPUB, PDF, or ACSM file, which you can open in Adobe Reader DC or Adobe Digital Editions.
Can I open PDF in Google Play Books?
Download a PDF or EPUB file to your device. Open your Downloads or Files app and locate the file. Play Books or Upload to Play Books.
Can you print Google Play Books?
Google Play Books allows you to download and read ebooks on multiple devices, as well as upload files and print books.
Is Google books free?
Details. Google Books results appear in both the general Google Search and the dedicated Google Books search website (books.google.com). Full view: Public domain books can be viewed in their entirety and downloaded for free.
How many books can you upload to Google Books?
Your Google Play Books library can hold up to 1,000 books.
Can Google Play Books read aloud?
Google has released a new version of Google Play Books for Android that includes an intriguing new feature: the app can now read books to users on its own. Dubbed “read aloud,” the feature works with most text-heavy ebooks and requires no additional resources from the ebook itself.
Can you read EPUB on Google Play Books?
Manually adding ebooks to Google Play Books is limited to PDF and EPUB formats; books in other formats, such as Mobi (which, by the way, works with Kindle), are not supported.
Is Google Play Books shutting down?
Over the course of its history, the service has had some bumps, such as people self-publishing copies of pre-existing books, prompting Google to suspend publisher signups until 2018.
Is Google Play Books safe?
All buyers must have Google Accounts in order to purchase books on Google Play; we have well-established security measures in place, which are used by all Google products, to help keep users’ accounts secure; and online access to books on Google Play has no expiration date.