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Old 09-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Upload Kindle or Nook books to Google Play?

Hi there. First post. Don't know if it's really in the right section but I hope it's okay here. Also, It's somewhat long, but you can skip to my question if you want

Even thought I've used my phone to read free books for a year or two using Aldiko I've been hesitant toward using services like Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook platforms because I don't want to feel like I'm locked down to a specific service, but then Google released Play Books in my country and it was exactly what I've waited for! Because now I can use one service to both read the free ebooks I've downloaded (or made for myself for that matter) as well buy books from a large library of ebooks.

My only problem is that, even though the vast majority of the books I'm interested in are available on Google Play, there is one series I desperately want to buy for my collection, but it's only available in Spanish, I think. The books in question are the Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus series of books by Rick Riordan.

Now my question is, can I somehow buy the books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or maybe some other platform and then upload them to my Google Play library?

I know Kindle would require conversion and apparently Nook has some kind of copy protection, but I wondered if it was possible somehow, and if it is, what method would be the easiest.

(I already have a Kindle account, since I tried to use them before, but their document upload feature was a serious disappointment.)

Thanks for taking the time reading and Thanks for any kind of answer.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Might I suggest simply using the Kindle for Android app?
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[I]Now my question is, can I somehow buy the books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or maybe some other platform and then upload them to my Google Play library?

I know Kindle would require conversion and apparently Nook has some kind of copy protection, but I wondered if it was possible somehow, and if it is, what method would be the easiest.
All the big players use DRM for a large portion of their books. Unless you're willing to learn how to remove DRM (not really difficult), and you're going to be buying from multiple vendors, the easiest route would to use the apps that each vendor provides (Nook for Android, Kindle for Android, Google Books). Both the Nook app and the Kindle app are fairly simple to add non-DRM sideloaded books (Google Books probably does too, but I haven't dug deep enough to find where to load books).

I've used most of the big after market readers, but I just seem to end up back with Nook for epub and Kindle for mobi/azw3.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #4
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Since I like to keep all my things in one place I'd rather be able to put it all on google books if possible, but if that's not possible, I guess the apps would be the next best thing. I'll look into it a bit more today and see what I can come up with.
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