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 files can I upload to Google Books?
The following file types are accepted by Google:
- Jpeg, tiff, pdf, and png (for covers only)
- pdf (learn more about pdf file configuration)
- epub (learn more about epub files)
Can I upload a PDF to Google 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 many books can be uploaded to Google Play Books?
Your Google Play Books library can hold up to 1,000 books.
Can’t upload EPUB to Google Books?
Use Calibre to convert the epub to mobi format, then use Calibre to convert the mobi format back to epub, and then upload the resulting epub to Google Play Books to fix the error where Google Play Books fails to import or load an uploaded epub file.
Can you upload books to Google Play?
Steps to Upload Your Books Go to Google Play, select My Books, and sign in to your Google account if prompted. Select Upload files to browse for the e-book, or go to the Upload tab to upload a book from your computer. Select Select when you’ve selected all the books you want to upload.
How do I upload books to Google Play?
Files for content and covers should be uploaded.
- Go to the Content tab and click Upload content for the book you want to upload.
- Click Choose files to select the files for this book from your computer
- You can upload multiple files at once, but each file must be less than 2 GB.
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.
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 do I get Google Play Books on my computer?
Read Google Play Books on PC in Browser In other words, we can read Google Play books online by going to play.Google.com/books, clicking on the “Shop” icon, and then looking for a book we want to read.
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.
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.”
Does Google have a book app?
The Google Play Books store has one of the largest collections of new releases, bestsellers, textbooks, and classics, and the Google Play Books app is available for Android and iOS devices, as well as a web reader app for Chrome.
Can I disable Google Play Books?
Turn off syncing for Books on Android Open the Settings app on your Android phone or tablet and go to Google. Turn off Google Play Books.
Does Google Play Books support EPUB?
EPUB 3 and EPUB 2 are both supported by Google Play Books, though 3.0 is preferred.
How much does it cost to publish a book on Google Play?
Because Google does not require exclusive rights to sell digital editions of your books, you can sell them on Google Play as well as through other retailers, and there is no charge for doing so.