Are you a bibliophile and love to read on the go? We have a good news for you ! You can just upload your own books on Google Play Books and can read them anywhere anytime on your mobile or tablet. You just have to keep in mind that the files should be of the PDF and/or EPUB varieties and should be be DRM-free. DRM is Digital Rights Management that allows sellers to control what you do with their product to some extent. Nevertheless, you can get DRM-free files from different sources, like Project Gutenberg and their Affiliates.
Google Play Books in fact makes a fairly good eReader. The best part is that it automatically syncs notes, highlights, the place you leave off and you can start off from right where you left reading on any of the devices you use. The syncing goes on with your Google account.
Let’s talk about how to upload these files.
Enable book uploads on the app
PDF and EPUB files can be uploaded from the app and from its desktop counterpart.
Before you could upload your book via the app, you need to go in and manually enable file uploads. You can do this only through the App version of Play Books.
When you open up the app, hit those three lines next to the book in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to see the menu. Select “Settings.”
In the settings menu, you’ll see several options. Go ahead and check “Enable PDF uploading” to be able to proceed and upload your books.
Uploading Books Using the App
Great! Now you are ready to upload your books on Google Play Books.
To upload a file on Google Play Books, you first have to save the book on your phone or tablet. Access the file from your tablet or phone in the location or folder you have saved it, now tap the book and you will see option to upload your book on the Google Play Books. Your upload is dependent upon the size of the book you are uploading and the internet connection you are using.
Uploading Books on the Web
Now, the books can also be downloaded from your PC if you are logged into you Google account, just go to Play Book’s Website and you’ll see an “Upload files” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Select that, choose the file you want to upload and go ahead. In few minutes your book will appear in the “Uploads” section of your library of Google Play Books.
Bingo ! Let’s Go Digital and save paper !
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