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You can read PDF and EPUB documents with Google Play Books. You can pick up where you left off when you move from one device to another. With EPUB. You can read PDF and EPUB documents with Google Play Books. When you upload PDF and EPUB documents to Google Play Books, you can read them on all. You can read books from Google Play on most e-readers. Click Download EPUB (recommended) or Download PDF (not recommended unless EPUB isn't.

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Epub From Google Play Books

You can upload your personal EPUB and PDF books or documents to Google Play Books to store them online and use them from anywhere on. As of March , Google Play Books supports third-party ePub or PDF files. You can upload books to your account by visiting. From PC: Step 1: Open Google Play Books in your browser. Step 2: Sign into Google Play Books (Play Books) with your Google account.

Epub advocates like to pretend that it's an industry standard format, but that's not completely true. Kobo to name one example adds their own nonstandard components to the files they sell, Apple prefers their own bastardized form of Epub3 iBooks and uses a proprietary DRM, and then there's the fact that no vendor actually supports the complete Epub3 spec. And now it seems we can add Google to the mix. A reader has tipped me to the news that Google Play Books doesn't actually display Epub. Sure, Google will let users upload Epub files, and they maintain a pretense of selling Epub, but their reading apps apparently Do Not Display Epub files when you are reading an ebook. I learned of this oddity from Ben Hollingum, an ebook developer based in London. He detailed the quirk on his blog a couple days ago:. Most e-readers ruin your books by not recognising certain CSS declarations, overriding them with their own defaults, or by implementing your CSS in a freakishly non-standard way — not so Google Play Books. The part of Google Play Books that handles CSS stylesheets — presumably forked from the Chrome browser — seems to be excellent, it can understand complex pseudo-class selectors and parse combinations of pseudo-class and pseudo-element selectors with ease. This first became apparent to me when I loaded one of the books I was working on into Google Play Books. This book had drop-caps on the opening body-text paragraphs of each chapter. These were identified using an HTML class p. I did it this way because it allowed swanky modern systems like iBooks and Readium to display drop-caps, but phrased it in such a way that Adobe Digital Editions and similar readers which always render drop-caps wrong would ignore it pseudo elements mean nothing to them. When I loaded this book into Google Play books I noticed something odd.

There doesn't appear to be a way to fix that problem at this time, but customizable covers may be a future feature. Another missing feature is the ability to meaningfully organize these books with tags, folders, or collections.

You can search for books in your library, but other than that they're only organized into separate sections: uploads, downloads, rentals, and samples. Troubleshooting Your books aren't uploading to Google Play Books? There are a few things you can check.

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Is your book in a compatible format? If you ended up with some other format, such as MOBI , you can try converting it using a document converter program like Calibre.

DRM-protected books are not supported. Do you have too many books?

Perish the thought, but Google currently only allows you to upload 1, You might have to prioritize the documents you want to store in the cloud or figure out some way to juggle them between accounts. Are you logged into the correct Google account? If you upload a file and it looks fine but later disappears, you probably uploaded it to the wrong account. If you no longer have the original, download it from Google Play Books and then re-upload it to the correct account.

It was a closed system, and you were stuck reading only books you'd downloadd from Google.

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It shouldn't be surprising to hear that the No. This first became apparent to me when I loaded one of the books I was working on into Google Play Books.

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This book had drop-caps on the opening body-text paragraphs of each chapter. These were identified using an HTML class p. I did it this way because it allowed swanky modern systems like iBooks and Readium to display drop-caps, but phrased it in such a way that Adobe Digital Editions and similar readers which always render drop-caps wrong would ignore it pseudo elements mean nothing to them.

When I loaded this book into Google Play books I noticed something odd. In addition to the drop cap on the first paragraph which rendered very nicely , it added a drop cap to the first letter of the following page the page break having fallen halfway through the first para.

This seemed to imply that Google Play Books was altering my HTML in real-time it reacted to changes in font-size and line-height that moved the page break , adding in a hard paragraph break on either side of the page break.

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Ben goes on to explain the steps to confirm this strange behavior, eventually ending with: Intrigued, I added another layer to my selector. What it actually did was select the first letter of each page. This seems to imply that in order to render a book, Google Play Books takes the content from your epub and pastes it into an individual HTML document for each page.

Only after it has gone through all that can it render the page. Based on this behavior Ben has awarded the title of "weirdest epub rendering engine" to Google Play Books.

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If his report is correct then it will most definitely deserve the title, but unfortunately for me I have not yet managed to confirm Ben's claims. I don't think I know anyone other than Ben who has looked closely enough at GPB to have noticed this strange behavior, and I didn't get a response to my tweet yesterday.

It had an eprdctn tag attached, so I thought it would get some attention, but aside from a single retweet I have not gotten even a nibble. And so I am throwing this story on to the blog just to see what happens. If anyone can confirm or deny this story, please let me know.

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