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Old 02-24-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Google Expands their Market to include eBooks

Google's Market now has support for their eBooks. According to sources one can read the books via the web page and also send it to your Android phone, just like being able to send an app to your phone. Here is the link.

https://market.android.com/books/

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:35 AM   #2
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yeah the book comes as an app basically
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like the iBookstore, the google bookstores does nothing to me. NOTHING.

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It only works for people in the USA, does not work in canada.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:55 AM   #5
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It only works for people in the USA, does not work in canada.
the good question is where ELSE does it work?

i hope google can do something about the restrictions D: or i dunno

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:34 PM   #7
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Geo restrictions is bad. Publishers need to be more flexible.

The books are downloaded to your phone if you have Google's "Books" app installed. Also you can read the book using their web browser. This can be done on the PC or the web.

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:35 PM   #8
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yeah the book comes as an app basically
No that is not the case, the books are downloaded to your device if you have the app installed and sync enabled.

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got it. thanks!
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:26 PM   #10
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If I remember correctly Android does not use IP to filter instead it uses carrier codes.
Before when I was unable to access some apps using market enabler to spoof an American carrier and get apps not available here. Maybe doing the same could be used for getting books.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:26 AM   #11
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It only works in the usa, i heard it only works for 300,000 people or so, so says google. Its only on the web market and not the android version of the market. They might also be adding music and video, but the same lawyer that did the youtube purchase is the same lawyer trying to make the music thing go through. The Book thing is a pre-cursor to the ebook section baked in the google market for 3.0 honeycomb devices such as motorola xoom
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:28 AM   #12
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Just found out about this. Very cool. More competition, more incentive to move to ebooks, more reason for the evil book publishing triumvirate and Apple to bite me!

Looks like many reviews of the books as well --- from GoodReads.

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Old 02-26-2011, 07:35 AM   #13
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I've saw a TED talk by the author of this one:

https://market.android.com/details?i...ature=featured
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I've tried it, but they have problems. I just ordered Brad Sanderson's Mistborn and got Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny. With B&N, there is a phone number you can call to get things sorted out. With Google, we have to fill out a form and hope that someone gets back to you.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:19 PM   #15
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edem that sucks! Yeah Google does not do the customer service thing at all. I remember when they tried to sell the Nexus One through their site. So many people had problems, the only way to get into contact with Google was to post on their forums and hope that someone would see your thread. Which is why like 5 months or oless after they sold it on their website they stopped. Google can provide good services, but when they sell products they just don't have the infrastructure to do proper customer service.
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