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How to read that Ebook on any device you own

Google Play BooksAssuming you’ve gotten an EPUB, Mobi, or PDF you can read any of the common formats on any Apple, Android, or Windows device and swap reading between them without ever missing what page you’re on.

To do this you either get a free piece of software called Google Play Books, which will integrate with a Google account and allows you to access these from any device with a web browser, or grab yourself the platform-specific app for your device (most devices have Google Books applications).

Google Play Books on AndroidIf you read four pages on your Nook, shut it off, go to your computer, you can pick it up there where you left off. Tired of the computer and on a lunch break, fire up the app and have at it.

And it’s free as long as you’ve got a Google account.

I’m mostly posting this as there are a lot of parents getting The Rabbit Who Wanted to Fall Asleep and wondering how they’re going to read it to their kid, but you can use it for any format Google Play Books supports.

To upload a book, you go to, my library, and then click upload. It may take it a few minutes to process the book initially, but after it’s processed you can read it from anywhere.

No more being annoyed because Tablet 1 is recharging and Tablet 2 is in the hands of grubby toddler, you can pick up on your phone or a computer.

Play Books

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.