As many of you may already know, Google recently went live with its own eBook store (Google eBookstore) with more than 3 million ebooks to choose from. And a lot of people were excited about its sale model, meaning that you can also buy ebooks from others booksellers that are partners with Google, and once you buy them you can bring those books to your Google library.
OK, that is great, but there are some details that many people may not know, such as: Apparently a lot of people are getting a little upset trying to find the way to upload their own ebooks to their Google eBook account, but for the moment that is not possible! To clarify this a Google employee has posted in a Google Books forum:
“As a user, you cannot currently upload your own documents. I will pass the idea along to the product team. If you are the copyright holder, however, you can easily create an account at books.google.com/partner, upload your content and make it accessible to everyone!”
One other thing to keep in mind is that if you travel outside the U.S., before going to the airport make sure that you sync all the ebooks you want to read, that way you can continue reading without interruptions. For more information check this page Offline reading.
Resources where you can find some Google Books answers
- Google Books partner program – Promote your books on Google for free
- Instruction on how to transfer files to Nook
- Instruction on how to transfer files to Sony Reader
- Instruction on how to transfer files to other supported devices
- Books known issues
- All you need to know when buying an ebook from Google
- What are the supported reading devices for Google eBooks?
- Reading Google eBooks on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Reading Google eBooks on Android device
- Find Google eBook support