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How to Read Google Play Books on Kindle/Kobo/Nook

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Google Play Books is an ebook digital distribution service, which offers over five million titles, including eBooks and audiobooks. Google books can be read on a dedicated Books section on the Google Play website, through the use of a mobile app available for Android/iOS, and through the use of select e-readers that offer support for Adobe Digital Editions. And in this tutorial guide we are going to show you how to read Google Play Books on Kindle/Kobo/Nook devices.

1. How to Download Google Play Books to Computer

1Visit your Google Play Books Library.

Access your library by navigating to https://play.google.com/books using your computer's web browser. Ensure that you are logged in to view your owned books.

2Export Books from Google Play.

Google Play Books provides four export options: EPUB, PDF, ACSM for EPUB, or ACSM for PDF. On the book you want to export, click the three-dot icon in the lower right corner of the cover.

google book download option

Note: ACSM files are protected and require Adobe Digital Editions for access and download. However, EPUB and PDF files are DRM-free, allowing direct viewing on supported ebook readers.

3Open ACSM with Adobe Digital Editions.

To initiate the download process for DRM-protected ACSM files: open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), then use ADE to open the ACSM file. This will trigger the download process. And here's a detailed guide about how to convert ACSM to EPUB/PDF.

download acsm via ade

4Locate Downloaded Files.

Once the download is complete, find the EPUB and PDF files on your computer at: C:\Users\[User name]\Documents\My Digital Editions

Note: In order to transfer Google Play books to Kobo/Nook ereader, please make sure to create an Adobe ID with the same email you used to register Kobo/Nook.

2. How to Read Google Play Books on Kobo/Nook

You can read books from Google Play on most e-readers except Amazon Kindle devices. You’ll need to download them to your computer and transfer them to the e-reader. To do this, download the Adobe Digital Editions app.

Note: Your purchased e-book can only be associated with a single Adobe ID.

1. Authorize your computer and eReader with ADE.

After downloading the ACSM file, then create an Adobe ID with the same email you used to register Kobo/Nook to authorize computer. Or you can't transfer Google Play book to your ereader.

Plug in your Kobo/Nook ereader with USB. And your ereader will be displayed in the left side panel when you run ADE. First, click the device, then click the gear icon to select authorize device.

authorize device with ade

Then click Authorize Device and OK to complete the authorization.

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2. Copy Google Play Books to Kobo/Nook ereader.

Click All Items to find the Google Play Book you want to transfer to Kobo/Nook device. Then right click the book cover >> Copy to Computer/Device >> Ereader to transfer the book to your Kobo/Nook devices. Eject your eReader from the computer, Google Play book will appear in your Library.

copy google play book to kobo

If you don’t want to create an Adobe ID with the email you used to register Kobo/Nook or you think this method is too troublesome, or if you want to decrypt Google Play book directly, then here’s another method to read Google Play Book on Kobo/Nook. Because Google Play Books are available in PDF and EPUB formats, so you just need to transfer the DRM free books to Kobo/Nook reader after decrypting Google Play Books.

3. How to Read Google Play Books on Kindle

Since you can't read books from Google Play on Amazon Kindle devices, so we need an eBook DRM Removal and eBook Converter to help us make it happen. As for as I can know, Epubor Ultimate software is the perfect all-in-one ebook decryption tool, which is famous for removing Kindle/Kobo/Google Play DRM with the highest quality as well as converting ebook format with the fastest speed.

Step 1download Google Play Book with ADE.

Step 2download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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Note: One cool thing about Epubor Ultimate is that it can automatically detect your downloaded Google Play books in the left sidebar under Adobe column.

Step 3add the Google Play books from the left side-bar to the right main window to remove DRM.

decrypt googleplay book

Step 4choose AZW3/Mobi as the output format and click Convert to AZW3/Mobi to start the conversion. And click Succeeded to find the converted book.

convert googleplay book

Step 5plug in Kindle ereader to your computer, then transfer the converted Google Play books to your Kindle device.

Tips: with Epubor Ultimate, you can decrypt and convert Google Play books easily. Therefore, you can view Google Play books on any eReader after transferring the converted Google Play books to them via USB.

Conclusion

With the above methods, you can read Google Play Books on any eReader freely. And Epubor Ultimate is a terrific tool to help you unlock DRM-protected eBooks as well as convert book format efficiently.

Bonus Tips: If you want to make the most of Google Play books, you should never miss the ultimate guide--Google Play 101: 16 Golden Tips and Tricks You Must Know.

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17 Comments
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08/2/2019 00:34:07
I have a Samsung Galaxy tablet which has several books from the google play store that I would like transferred to my Kobo forma.  Is this possible ?
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08/2/2019 09:12:43
It is not impossible to transfer Google play books from mobile to your kobo forma. Please download your google play books to your computer and then use Epubor software to remove DRM and transfer them to your Kobo forma.
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04/6/2020 00:09:43
Epubor Ultimate is not freeware so this route will cost you. Not the most helpful. USD $24.99 unless you download a free trial, in which case this guide is only helpful for a limited time.
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04/8/2020 07:10:47
But the licensed version will work for the above mentioned books. Please understand that we need the money to keep the software updating and provide 7/24 customer service.
Thank you for your understanding.
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07/27/2020 04:56:04
Incredibly misleading article. You have to pay for this program. This should be stated clearly in the article. Shady, shady business practice. Will never purchase epubor simply because you did not state that the software costs $25.
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02/17/2021 09:23:41
This is definitely misleading and pointless. It's not for working for me, anyway.
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02/18/2021 11:42:01
Can you please describe your issue more clearly? Where did you purchase this book? Can you decrpt and convert it? Is there any error message?
If you want to get your problem fixed, please feel free to contact us via support@epubor.com.
Have a nice day!
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03/24/2021 10:19:47
I want to move my books to Google play books from kobo. Is that possible?
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03/29/2021 09:23:55
Thank you for asking. Sure. You can do this by stripping drm from kobo books and then upload them to your Google Play books.
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04/9/2021 01:00:09

I followed the steps to read the Google play books on kindle
But unfortunately when I open the book on kindle it says
"an error occurre.If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the cloud"

What does that mean?

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04/12/2021 09:26:46
Thank you for using our software. To read ebooks on kindle, please remove drm from ebooks and convert ebooks to kindle mobi format with Epubor Ultimate.
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12/24/2021 00:06:55
While converting from Google Playbooks to Kindle version does it also take our progress, notes and bookmarks for all the books that we are currently reading?
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12/27/2021 11:18:09
It will convert the original content but not with the notes, bookmarks.
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04/21/2022 22:15:42
I tried using the free version to convert a book from Google read prompt to Kindle readable format and I only get 20% in PDF and the MOBI file is unreadable by kindle. I want to see that it works COMPLETELY before I spend money on a license.
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04/22/2022 10:52:18
Thank you for using the trial version of Epubor Ultimate. Please don't worry. If this software can extract the 20% content of your book, it can handle the whole books. Please remember our software is with 30-day money guarantee. So you can enjoy its full features after the purchase.
Any more problem, please feel free to contact us via support@epubor.com.
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07/23/2022 04:24:37
I got this software to move google books to a Kobo. I tried to follow the directions on this page, with no luck. At the outset, when I click on the 3 dot icon on the book cover, "download" does not come up. Rather "export" does and things went down hill from there.
When I try to drag a book in from my desktop, it says "does not support eBook format". Isn't this the whole point of this software that I just spent $30 Canadian on?  I briefly looked in the help info, but it is long, arcane and not really well, helpful. It would be nice if this was intuitive to use, but at least for me, it's not.
Also, I tried for the free trial, but when I open the software after downloading, it wouldn't let me do anything without paying for a licence.
All and all very frustrating. I am going to ask for a refund and to delete my account.
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07/26/2022 12:57:58
My google library books do not have three dots next to them.
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