How to Print a Book I Bought on Google Play – Books

Day after day, the options that Google offers in its products and services to the public are getting better and better and it adds a considerable amount of easy-to-use tools, such as Play Store, the library of mobile applications for Android, and also Google Photos, a virtual album that allows you to synchronize your files in a cloud.

Also, since 2010, they have developed a virtual book reader, which is also known as eBooks, called ‘Google Play Books‘, and more recently, it allows you to upload any book on the platform in PDF or ePub format that you have stored on your computer, up to 1000 for each user.

Generally, the books that we buy through Google Play come with certain restrictions, such as not being able to copy some lines, or even not being able to print pages that may be necessary for our work and that we need to have in physical form.

But why does this happen? The reason is quite simple, and at the same time controversial in the network: the DRM or ‘Digital Rights Management’ for its acronym in English, which basically translates as digital copyright, and is closely linked to any product with intellectual material that we buy on the internet.

DRMs are the regulatory norm for those who can access certain books once the payment has been made, and establish the conditions when offering their product, that when we are unable to print, select and copy phrases or paragraphs, and whose purpose is greatly decrease the distribution of illegal copies.

In fact, at the same time they are so rigid, that what has generated this controversy in users of free software, since it is mostly not possible for them to access books because DRM prohibit its visualization by means of these softwares.

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Ways to print

In order to carry out the book printing, or the pages that you need for your personal use, you must use a computer and through it, download the program ‘Adobe Digital Editions’ which will allow you to do this procedure without skipping any legal norm, and without causing long-term problems .

Once the program is installed, now go to the Google Play Books application where you must access ‘My Books’ where through the three ellipsis icon ‘…’ you will look for the format in which you want to download it, either PDF or ePub; then you must connect the equipment to the computer.

By now, the program must be running on the computer Adobe Digital Edition, which will authorize through your Adobe ID the recognition of your ebook reader equipment; and finally, you will have on your computer the book that you have bought in Google Play Books legally.

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Recommended forms at your own risk

As we mentioned at the beginning, there are DRM whose function is to regulate the use we give to our books despite having paid the price for them, and that companies like Apple and Amazon have their own copyright protectors, ‘Fairplay’ for Apple and Amazon DRM.

However, the existing applications on the internet for free use are endless, and in what several forums agree is that ‘Caliber’ is the safest to bypass DRM, installing ‘plugins’ through its functions.

Once the application is downloaded, you must also download a compressed file where all the necessary scripts are found, which is’tools_v3.2.zip‘; having all these files on your computer, you start running ‘Caliber’ and select in the option of ‘Preferences’ the one that says’Change Caliber Behavior

This will immediately give you the option of ‘Plugins’ where you must select ‘Load From File’ and go to the zip file that we mentioned above, which once unzipped, will show you the ‘Caliber_Plugins’ folder where all the plugins that will allow you are found skip various DRM; when selecting it, click add and then yes.

This process may take you some time, depending on what you need, but remember that it is your own responsibility to disable the DRM of the electronic books that you have in your library, and that its use should not be to generate income illegally. .

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