Thursday, March 12, 2015

Quick facts about uploading Epub or PDF files to Google Play

Because I often side load content onto my Android tablet, I've seen the message asking me to upload to Google Play when I open a side-loaded ebook. This naturally made me wonder why I might want to upload books to Google.

The basic benefit is you make the ebook part of your documents within your Google account. This means you can retrieve them from most any computer and not have them stored solely on a single tablet. It's a convenient way to use a cloud system for accessing content like ebooks.

While looking into the topic I found this article about uploading Epub or PDF ebooks to Google. Along with some clear how-to advice, the author included the tidbit that file sizes needed to be below 100 MB in size and without DRM protection. Other than that, uploading ebooks in those two formats only required logging into a Google account, visiting the Books part of the Play Store and clicking on the upload files button.

As well as providing storage for personal ebook content, an entire ebook store is part of Google Books. This part of the Play Store serves over 60 countries. In late 2013 I finally got off my duff and added my books to its catalog. So far I have received many 5-star reviews and sales are rising.

Most people try out my fantasy series by reading one of the free series starters. I have three fantasy series right now: Werewolves in the Renaissance, Rys Rising, and The Rys Chronicles. 

Want some exciting historical fantasy to read on Google Play? 

Then try Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale. It's free on Google Play so readers can discover my newest fantasy series Werewolves in the Renaissance.

About Werelord Thal:

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth.

Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Start reading this werewolf book on Google Play. The store's app works on Android devices, computers, and iPad and iPhone.

Up next is the free fantasy on Google Play Rys Rising: Book I. This novel begins the Rys Rising fantasy series that continues in Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost.

About Rys Rising:

A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk. Indulge yourself and read this sumptuous epic told from many angles.

Be swept away by epic adventure in a magical world and read Rys Rising for free on Google Play.

Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I is a free Google Play fantasy book. After it comes The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and the conclusion The Borderlands of Power.

In Union of Renegades you'll meet Dreibrand Veta, an officer with the Atrophane Horde. And yes it's a big deal to be part of the horde conquering the known world. Dreibrand is young and ambitious. He's out to rebuild his family's fortune. But at a critical moment, he realizes he's just never going to get what he wants working for his boss, the Hordemaster Kwan Chenomet.

Dreibrand does something rash. He ends up wanted and in the company of an escaped slave, Miranda. With her two young children, she is fleeing the brutal onslaught of the Atrophane. Together they enter the Wilderness. No one ever comes back from this place.

And so Dreibrand and Miranda are ensnared by magic and pass into the world of the rys where the Goddess Onja has ruled the western tribal kingdoms for over two thousand years. She sits upon the greatest treasure. Every year it grows as warring tribes deliver their tribute. Her rival Shan lives at her side, waiting for something to change so he can destroy her.

See where this epic series takes you.

Union of Renegades is free on:

Google Play
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