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[Q] Google Books Storage Location

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By StirCwazy, Senior Member on 4th March 2011, 01:57 PM
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Does anyone know the location of an eBook once you tell it to make it available offline?

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I've got some eBooks that I would like to make available to the Books app on the XOOM, where do I put them?
 
 
4th March 2011, 01:59 PM |#2  
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You beat me to it, I was just wondering the same. I have several thousand books I would like to be able to drop in.

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They are In the data/data folder...in the google.books folder...don't have my xoom at work, so can't give you the hole name.

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Data/Data/com.google.android.apps.books/

It appears to be a proprietary book format, but I don't know enough about it for sure.

Each book is split up into many different files. I've transfered it to my computer to investigate it further, but I've had no luck.

I went looking when I first got the Xoom because I wanted to put my book collection in there.

Someone smarter than me will have to figure out how to do that!
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The only alternative I've found so far is using Aldiko (ebook reader from the Market). You store the eBooks on the XOOM and import them into the app. I would prefer to use Google Books however.
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That's incredibly frustrating. Even iBooks allows you to add your own epub. If Google Book a can't that's a huge setback for me. I read a couple hours a day on my tablet.

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*BUMP* Anything new discovered? It sucks that we need another application and can't use the built in for reading ebooks. I love how books lets you turn pages.
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*BUMP* Anything new discovered? It sucks that we need another application and can't use the built in for reading ebooks. I love how books lets you turn pages.

The nook app has a very similar page turn animation and I think the app in general looks better on honeycomb than both kindle and google books. Maybe give that one a try!
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The nook app has a very similar page turn animation and I think the app in general looks better on honeycomb than both kindle and google books. Maybe give that one a try!

"Nook" shows no results searching on the market app on the Xoom.


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"Nook" shows no results searching on the market app on the Xoom.


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15th May 2011, 05:43 AM |#11  
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Nook is only available to US users (and maybe certain other countries, but I'm not sure). People outside of US can't download nook. You have to find a way to sideload it to your Xoom if you are not in the US.

And Nook has problems displaying book covers from my own epubs. So I'm sticking to Kindle but converting to mobi format may be a hassle to some.

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