Chapter 16

Reading Ebooks on the Chromebook


Bullet Choosing and reading books in Google’s Play Books

Bullet Customizing your reading screen

Bullet Accessing and reading books with Kindle

Bullet Reading books offline

An ebook, short for electronic book, is a digital format of a book that is stored and read on electronic devices. The benefits of ebooks are numerous, but perhaps the biggest is convenience. With ebooks, you no longer have to lug around heavy paper books; now, you can store hundreds of books on a single slim device.

Although ebooks will never entirely replace the experience of turning pages or writing notes in the margins, reading books on your Chromebook is an excellent way to enjoy a good novel, particularly when you are on the go. The Google Play Books library is home to nearly 7 million titles, and that number continues to grow.

In this chapter, you find out how to load Play Books on your Chromebook and how to navigate the Play Books library. I show you how to add new books to your library — and many books in the Play Books library are available for free! Using your Chromebook, ...

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