Google Books Now Available in Singapore

Google Books Now Available in Singapore


Google announced today that Google Play Books is now available in Singapore (as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand and the Philippines). Singapore users are now able to choose freely from millions of e-book titles already available in the Google Play Store. Besides the international titles already available, there are also plenty of Singaporean books like Riot Green, and Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew that are available for purchase and download. 

The mobile app for Google Play Books is available for Android, and iOS, and can be used on mobile phones and tablets. To start reading, simply download the Google Play Books app onto your device of choice, login and start looking for the e-books that you want. Alternatively, users can also log in to their Google Play Store account with a web browser (the "Books" tab should be available under the "Apps" tab) to start purchasing and reading e-books. This gives users the flexibility of reading on any device they own, be it a tablet, phone or PC. 

Users with an existing collection of e-books (EPUB or PDF formats only), can also choose to upload them to their Google Play Books account for safekeeping in the cloud. Keeping an e-book collection in Google Play Books is free, but there's a 1000 file limit, and individual files can't be over 50MB in size.

However, users have to take note that there are certain limitations to this service from Google. Titles bought from Google Play Books is only a license to read, so if you have a particular book loaded into your device that isn't sold in the country you're currently in, it might be deleted. When this happens, you will have to download the e-book again when you're in a country where the book is sold.

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