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How to choose where/which to buy ebook/book online?

When searching for George Orwell's 1984, different results appear where one can buy the book. Like on kindle, or at play store here and here. Can someone help me understand as to why all the options ...
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Can playbooks tell me how many times I've read the same book?

Ive been reading the same series for years now, (not the bible-haha) and am curious how many times ive gone through it. Thanks!!
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cloud-based epub reading system with offline reading AND collections — what are my options?

Google Play books is getting to be cumbersome on so many levels. Most importantly, the android app has no way to organize ebooks by collections or different shelves. Yet Google Play Books is really ...
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How to tell whether a Google Play eBook is bootlegged/pirated?

How can I tell if a Google Play Book is legit, i.e. submitted or sold by the author, publisher, or party with permission, and not a malware linking/containing or deliberately misleadingly edited ...
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Amazon Read versus Google Play books

How does read.amazon.com compare to play.google.com for ebooks? While I have a Kindle this would lead me more towards Amazon, Google seems to give more full samples and the cloud reader is less laggy....
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Why does Google Play Books not allow search for uploaded books?

I just uploaded an eBook I bought directly from the publisher to my Google Play Books account and went to search for some text in the book only to see the following text come up in a tooltip when I ...
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Are ebooks on Google Play always encumbered with DRM?

I'd like to know if ebooks bought on Google Play are always encumbered with DRM, even when the publisher is selling them in a DRM-free version1. As an example, Newton Compton, an italian publisher, ...
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A nice platform for selling PDF books like Google Play. Any suggestions?

I'm an author who are currently selling books on Google Play. The service works really good and has a wide support for mobile devices etc. The huge downside is its limitations when it comes to ...
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What does the blue circle with the underlined check mark mean in GPB?

What does the blue circle on the right of my book list indicate in Google Play Books? You see the first book in the image below expresses this icon which described verbally is a blue circle with an ...
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Is a refund for an eBook bought at Google Play possible if it has been downloaded as an ePub?

When you buy an eBook at the Book Section of Google Play, you can read it in the Google Books app. The Google Play site also has the option to download a copy in ePub format. If you have downloaded a ...
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How to merge margin notes from an ePub book to a modified version of the same book in GPB

I started reading an eBook and doing my normal annotations routine and later on discovered that the book could be greatly improved by adding a table of contents, a cover image, etc. I'm wondering if I ...
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How to debug GPB “This file cannot be processed.”

I tried uploading several books from Project Gutenberg and I'm getting errors on a few stating in red that "This file cannot be processed". I click on the learn more link but it doesn't really ...
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Google Play Books unable to save margin note

I just bought a new eBook a few moments ago and I went to mark a note for when I began reading it, something I've been in the habit of for many years. I go to save it and there's a problem without ...
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E_ADEPT_DOCUMENT_TYPE_UNKNOWN error in fulfilling a .acsm file

I bought an ebook from Google Play Books: I may browse it from within Google Play; I can download the .acsm file (either for epub or for pdf version); but when I try to open it in Adobe Digital ...
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How can I make my highlights span multiple pages in Google Play? [duplicate]

I highlight my books a lot. When I come to a real articulate statement that spans multiple pages sometimes I rotate the screen to reach the end of the text of interest. However even that technique ...
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How to add Google Play tab and iBookStore tab on facebook?

Welcome, I'm an self-publishing author and i was wondering if i can by any means add a clear and visible link to my GooglePlay/iBookStore author profile on facebook. I've already tried adding an ...
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Get error when I try to upload book to kindle

I've just received a kindle. I bought a book on Google Play Book. I downloaded the book from play book in .ascn, converted to PDF with the adobe program, removed the DRM. Now I have a working PDF (...
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Epub: Paragraph breaks in unwanted places and leaves Widows

I converted my book from print format (indesign) to .mobi by exporting it via a kindle export plugin. After that I used Calibre to convert it to an epub. When I view the book on Google play Books ...
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How well does Google Play Books support page-oriented css? (i.e., page breaks)

While testing ebooks, I have been finding deficiencies in css support in Google Play Books. Namely, this doesn't work: h2 { page-break-before: always; } GPB's support for embedded ...
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how to turn off hyphenation for titles (h1, etc) on Android readers (google play, gitden)

There doesn't seem to be any formatting guide for Google Play. I've been trying to determine how to turn off hyphenation for Google Play (and possibly in another Android reader like Gitden). I have ...
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Any way in Google Play books to reset my location to the beginning of a book?

If I previously read a book that I bought on Google play, and wish to read it again --- is there a way to tell the Google server to forget about all the progress I made reading the book the first time ...
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google ebooks from linux to ereader

I am considering a ereader (nook) where I can read my ebooks downloaded from google-play books. Only problem is when I download .epub from Google Play Store, I actually get an .acsm file, not .epub, ...
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Share book uploaded to my Google Play Books account with other account

I uploaded a book to my Google Play Books account and I want to share it with another account, is that possible? I know that I can give it the .epub file but I deleted it.
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Google Play Books enhanced with video not working

I am developing an enhanced ebook for Google Play Books in fixed layout epub. I am using Adobe Indesign to develop this ebook. I am having great difficulty adding videos in my ebook. I have exhausted ...
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Accessing uploads offline on my computer

I use Google Play Books to manage my ebooks. I have installed the Play Books app as recommended on https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2851654?hl=en-CA to access them offline, but when I ...
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How to remove white margins from ePub in Google Play Books

Google Play Books seems to put a default white margin in every ePub being reading. But this is bad for making responsive covers in the first page. Even with margin set to zero in both html and body ...