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Can't get to google bookstore with app

Discussion in 'iBooks' started by Stanastra, Aug 31, 2011.

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    Frustrating Bought Ipad2 for reading. I books to expensive. Downloaded google books but can't get to store
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    I've moved this to the iBooks section, where I think it will receive better attention.

    Tim
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    I didn't know Google has a bookstore.

    I would suggest you go to Amazon and get the Kindle app and bookmark their free ebooks. I have read so many really good free books that I check at least once a day to see what is new. I read "Under the Dome", Stephen King's last novel for free--it was an 1100 page book--it kept me riveted for a month. I don't think it is still available, but there are always good books to read for free, on the Amazon site.
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    Scrap google books

    So your saying forget google and go to amazon? Why not kobo or any other provider?
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    I believe that Apple insisted that a number of apps selling books remove their 'buy' options - e.g. does not exist on my Kindle app - yesterday I went to Amazon via the Safari browser and purchased a book which loaded fine into my Kindle app.

    The same is true w/ the Google books app - just took a look in the Apple App store and the update statement also indicates removal of the link to shop for ebooks there; via your browser, just go to ebooks.google.com.

    I agree w/ you about the prices of these electronic book editions - often price is pretty much the same as the print edition - I don't understand why these digital editions should not be offered at a much reduced price, except for the greed of the publishers.

    Of course, check out the 'free' book availability - some sites already mentioned; an additional one is the Gutenberg Project - thousands of books - now these are older ones in public domain, so don't expect recent releases.

    Another option is to borrow ebooks from your local library - I use an app called OverDrive - the issue there is that a limited number of e copies are available and often you need to be put on a waiting list, plus in my library (assume true elsewhere), the book is released for just 2 weeks (well 2 of mine on the list came up at the same time, so there is no way that I can complete them in that time period!).

    Good luck and post back if you find some more interesting sites - :)

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