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Old 03-09-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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Google Play

I did a quick search, but was surprised to find this hadn't turned up anywhere.


So, a question. I just discovered the existence of Google Play through an online article about its price-matching war with Amazon over ebooks. Has anyone bought ebooks through it? And also, is anyone aware whether certain tools might be applied to them in order to allow them to be backed-up for personal use?
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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You can download Adobe DRM epubs from them.

The usual infection removal tools apply.

Just got Karl Pilkingtons An Idiot Abroad in there 20p deal of the day
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Sorry, two threads down, this whole thing is explained and corrected. Don't bother reading my drivel...

I just bought a couple of their $0.25 specials and discovered that the "download" versions were samples only. The Google Play Books app provides the whole thing for offline reading on my tablet and phone, but I see no way to do the same on a PC. On a PC, you can only view the entire book in a browser.

I looked at the files on my tablet and discovered they look something like an "unzipped" epub, perhaps, but went no further. It might be possilbe to transfer the folders to a PC and do something with them, but I didn't try that.

Possibly a more normal buy would work fine, but given this problem and the availability of the same books at the same price elsewhere, I probably won't risk buying full-price books from Google.

PS: The first two "Google Play" 25 cent specials here in the states were "Fight Club" and "Kitchen Confidential". Today's isn't out yet. They seem to have a mid-morning Pacific time rollover to the new day's deals.

PPS: The special deals on music have no such limitations. I've bought both day's albums and they are normal non-DRMed mp3's that you can do with as you please.

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Old 03-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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I just bought a couple of their $0.25 specials and discovered that the "download" versions were samples only. The Google Play Books app provides the whole thing for offline reading on my tablet and phone, but I see no way to do the same on a PC. On a PC, you can only view the entire book in a browser.
If you check out the earlier discussion thread on Google Play, there is a workaround for the download glitch.

As already mentioned, you can download an Adobe epub to your PC.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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PS: The first two "Google Play" 25 cent specials here in the states were "Fight Club" and "Kitchen Confidential". Today's isn't out yet. They seem to have a mid-morning Pacific time rollover to the new day's deals.
Actually those are days 2 & 3. Day one was Extremely Loud & Incredily Close.



The workaround (I assume Google's working ona fix) to getting the full book to download is posted here...
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...2&postcount=10
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #6
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Or you can download from Amazon, which is price-matching Google.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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Price matching the same content on different servers lol!
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:08 AM   #8
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I wonder if Google had a contest "who can come up with the dumbest new name for 'Google Market'"? And you had to be 15 or below to enter a suggestion.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:53 AM   #9
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I wonder if Google had a contest "who can come up with the dumbest new name for 'Google Market'"? And you had to be 15 or below to enter a suggestion.
I'm guessing you had to be 12 or below I don't consider reading as part of the definition of "play" but that's just me.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:34 AM   #10
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I wonder if Google had a contest "who can come up with the dumbest new name for 'Google Market'"? And you had to be 15 or below to enter a suggestion.
Why you would change the name from "Market" to "Play" totally evades me! "Market" said "this is a site you buy stuff from", "Play"" doesn't really say anything much. Perhaps "Google Bazaar" would have been a better choice - it gives a feeling of shopping, getting bargains, looking around at new and interesting things.
If they are only aiming at 12 year olds then I guess that's who they will get.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #11
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Google branding is a bit of a joke all round. Watching them attempt a unified approach to their properties is akin to watching someone gift wrap a puppy.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #12
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My guess is that internet companies like Google (in a business where change is the only thing that is constant) have the almost pathological urge to reinvent everything as often as they can. Even when something is working just fine. And they really hit one out of the ballpark this time
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #13
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We'll aside from the name there are some things I like about it the first being there's been a few bargains so Yay to 25c books The second is I find the interface nice and clean and snappy however the negatives are a few functional issues

1. It's not immediately obvious when using the website version of google play how to download your book in epub format. If you're in the shop section you have to go into the book details and then click how to read and then scroll down to find the epub version icon. If your in the My Books section it really difficult to get to it at all.

2. The site needs a wishlist so far as I can tell it's non existant.

3. A Coming soon or pre-orders section.

Really all in all it's a nice site if the stay competitive price wise and they fix the download options then it will be all sweet
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Workaround no longer needed. They apparently fixed it.
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