How To: Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Google's much anticipated eBook Store has finally opened.  As of today, the digital bookselling enterprise is awaiting your needs, with over 3 million eBooks to read directly on the web or on other platforms, like Android, iPhone, iPad, Sony and Nook devices.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)And the best part about the Google eBookstore— it claims to have about 1 million FREE titles to choose from (see how to find these free books below).

Google eBooks, formerly called Google Editions, is sure to be an instant hit, unless you own Amazon's Kindle.  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times says:

Amazon Kindle users will not be able to purchase new books from Google, though the Kindle will be able to display some of Google's public domain (non-copyrighted) books.

Nonetheless, Kindle users will probably still search Google eBooks for items they can't get via Amazon.  Users can buy eBooks through the Google eBookstore and read them on many devices, including laptop computers, smartphones and open format e-readers.  Customers can also store their purchased content on their own bookshelf accessible via their Google Account.   They will be able to start reading e-books on one device or computer and switch midway through the book to other devices without losing their spot.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)The eBookstore is an extension of Google Books, a site which displays previews and full copies of millions of books online, pointing customers to places they can purchase from.  Now, users will be able to buy directly from Google, or from publishers and independent bookstores, who can get their share of the revenue.

To get started with your Google eBook experience, read below to see the basics about finding the books you want, reading them and downloading them to your computer!  This article focuses on basic search and download free public domain ebooks to your hard drive.

Step 1 Go to Google Books

Visit the main site at Google Books.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 2 Search the Old Way

In the Researching a topic? box, simply type in the book your interested in finding and click Search Books.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 3 Get Results

Google gives you the standard results from Google Books, with the most relevant search highlighted first.  Aside from Google Books, it also lists other places to buy the book from, like Amazon, Target, Borders and Barnes & Noble.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 4 More Editions

If the highlighted book isn't the exact copy you're looking for, you can press More Editions for a detailed list on the searched for book.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 5 Preview the Book

Once you've found your selection, simply click on it to preview it in Google Books.  Once there, you'll find links on the left-hand side for other booksellers, plus the eBook edition from Google and its price.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 6 View the eBook

Select View eBook to go the main page for the book's edition.  Here, you'll find a brief description, rating, reviews...

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Related books, selected and viewable preview pages...

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Other editions, common terms and phrases...

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Author and bibliographic information, plus other places to purchase the book.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 7 Browse More in Google Books

Click on the Google Books logo to see searchable topics, like Classics, Trending Topics, Magazines, Business & Economics, Health & Fitness, Philosophy and Self-Help.  You could also browse by subjects like Cooking, Games, Pets and Religion.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 8 Browse the eBookstore

If you're only interested in viewing eBooks that you can download and view on your computer or mobile devices, then just search directly from the Google eBookstore.  You can immediately see books that are New Arrivals, Top Selling...

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Top Rated, The New York Times Best Sellers...

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Featured Categories, Subjects and most importantly—

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Free Books!

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 9 Search the eBookstore

Searching directly from the Google eBookstore makes it easy to find exactly what you want.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 10 View the Results

All results for your query will show, and you can filter them by Relevance, Date Published, Price and most importantly—

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 11 FREE ONLY!

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 12 Choose Your Selection

Just click on your book to get more information, then click on the Get It Now button to download the Public Domain eBook.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 13 Sign In to Google

If not already, you must sign into your Google Account to download the eBook.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 14 Add to My Google eBooks

Once signed in, the book automatically gets added to My Google eBooks

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

From there, you can...

Step 15 Read Online

Just click on Read the Book to read instantly.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 16 View All My Google eBooks

You can also click on My Google eBooks to view all of your saved items.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

You can also find My eBooks on the homepage, if logged in.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 17 Download or Read on a Device

If you want to read it from your mobile device or directly on your computer, without an internet connection, select the book from My eBooks, then click on Read On Device, directly under the Read Now button.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

You can choose from reading on your Smartphone or Tablet, via the Android App and iOS App (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), reading directly online, via your web browser, or downloading for eReaders and other devices, via EPUB.  The best option— downloading a PDF document of the eBook.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Just Save the file to your hard drive to view at any time via Adobe Reader or other PDF viewer, like Preview in Mac OS X.

Step 18 Open the PDF

The first page will always have information about Public Domain eBooks and Usage Guidelines.

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Example text:

This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.

It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover.

Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you.

Step 19 Read the Free PDF eBook

Once you get past Google's jargon, enjoy the eBook!

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

Step 20 Find Out MORE...

It's really a simple process to browse Google Books and the eBookstore, but if you need more help, visit the Google Books Help Page for more information.

To read Google eBooks on your mobile devices, click the following links:

How to Find Google eBooks in the New Google eBookstore (+ Find Free Books to Download)

References: The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Google

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