Google eBookstore: Things that you need to know

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, 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

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.