Google's Play Books service launched last year as a competent reading app, and a necessary pillar for Google Play. But one feature readers have since been asking for is the ability to incorporate their own files into the library, and now Google is adding that option to the service.


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Play Books supports PDF and EPUB files, which can be uploaded through the online library on your desktop. The feature appears to still be rolling out, so don't worry if you get a 404 right now. For comparison, Amazon's Kindle service has long supported uploaded content, but it relies on awkward email attachments. Kindle does accept more file formats, though.

Also in this update:

  • Tweak to the in-app library
  • Table of contents view
  • Delete confirmations
  • Recommendation pages at the end of books.
  • Stability and performance improvements

The section for uploaded books can be found in the drop down under My Books in the app. So get to it and make use of those mountains of (legally obtained) EPUBs you have sitting around.

[Thanks, @WinDroidGuy]