This age is going digital. I mean to say it already has. That is why we see books have also gone digital. Books were, I guess, the last remains of the digital-less world, but now they also have gone. With the advent of ebooks, PDFs and the recent rage of Kindle, digital books are the fad all over the world. A very particular and unique ebook service that has been ruling this business from the very beginning is the Google Play Books app. Through this app, you can get anything you want from a variety of publishers and authors. The advantage of this app is that you can read a book anytime and anywhere on a variety of devices.
Getting the Google Play Books App is a breeze. If you have any Android device, you might already have it installed. If you don’t, then you can go to the Google Play Store and download the Google Play Books for whichever device that you will use. After getting the app, you have to sign in using your Google account just like you do on the Google Play Store. The Google Play Books app has millions of titles some of which are free while the others are paid. Like you do for other apps, the paid titles have to be downloaded after making a payment through Google Play.
As soon as you open the Google Play Books app, you will encounter a variety of titles on the home page. These books are offered in a variety of categories like the “best sellers of the year” or the “top books under a particular value” or a particular genre. In order to find the book that you want, you can also directly search for it on the Search bar at the top of the app. As soon as you get the book that you want, you will find the information about whether it is paid or free. Like most Google apps, Google Play Books also curates the content that is displayed based on the user’s preferences.
Google Play Books for Android:
Your Android handset must have Google Play Books pre-installed on it. If it does not then, you can go to the Google Play Store and search for the app just like any other application. As soon as the app is displayed on the top of the list download it, read through the permissions and then install it. Do not worry about signing in as when you install the app from the Google Play Store you will already be signed in. If, however, you need to change your account or use the Google Play Books app from a new account then there is an option to create one.
Google Play Books for iOS:
Many users think that since Google Play Books is available on the Google Play Store, it may not be available for other platforms like iOS. These users will be happy to know that they are completely wrong, and Google Play Books is available for Apple devices in the iTunes app store. This app in the iStore does not require any particular methods of download and install. It can be done by using the same approach as is done for other apps. Apple users only have to ensure that they log in to the Play Books app using their Gmail addresses and password.
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Google Play Books for PC and MAC:
There are two ways by which you can get the Google Play Books app for your PC or Mac. The first method is the simplest and the most direct. You have to ensure that your device has the Chrome browser. The Google Play Books app is available as an extension for the Chrome browser. So you can read books directly on your browser by downloading and installing the extension.
If you do not have the Chrome browser on your system, you can complete this process in an indirect way by getting an Android Emulator. Android Emulators act as a platform where you can run Android apps on your system irrespective of whether it is Windows or Mac. Once you have downloaded and installed the Android Emulator download the Google Play Books app from the app marketplace and run it like any other app does on an Android device.
How to download?
Although downloading books from the app is pretty simple and straightforward, there have been reports that downloading ebooks from Google Play got a bit confusing for quite a large number of people. There are many reasons due to which this occurs, the primary of them being that books that are paid for or are even free cannot be literally downloaded onto your Android devices. There are actually very few books in the app store that can actually be downloaded. Most publishers do not allow download of books because of the fact that once downloaded; the books can easily be pirated.
So, what are you to do? Hover over a book that you want and you will find that a menu for appears on the upper left hand of the thumbnail. As soon as you click on that menu will find there will be options as to how the book is available, if at all it is, for download. If it has the PDF or the EPUB format, then you are okay. Purchased books generally come in the ACSM format which includes the digital rights management or DRM. These DRM books can only be read using Adobe Digital Editions software.
How to remove DRM?
- Getting a different software for reading a book is a pain. So if you want you can remove the DRM from purchased books by reading the solution that I will be giving. You first have to download the Adobe Digital Editions from the Adobe website. Open an ebook by running the software, right click on the book and select the Show in Explorer option. A window with the book will open in front of you. Leave it open for now.
- The next step is to get the Caliber application. You have to download Caliber and download the DRM plugin and add this to your desktop. The file is called the De_DRM_plugin, and it is to be found in the DeDRM_caliber_plugin folder.
- You now have to open Caliber and click on Preferences. Under Advanced tab, choose Plugins. Load the file that you just copied to your desktop and then reopen Caliber. Go to Plugins again and choose DeDRM. Now go back to the open ebook and drag it onto Caliber. It will remove the DRM, and now you can read the ebook using any regular PDF file reader.
An alternative way of downloading ebooks from the Google Play Books app is by using a simple app called the Google Book Downloader. This app functions very much like the YouTube downloader. What you have to do is that you have to visit the page of the book that you want to download. You have to take the URL of a page and input it into the app. The app will then automatically download all the pages that are available in the book.
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