Changing Hands has partnered with Google to bring you the most flexible way to buy eBooks.
From New York Times bestsellers to old favorites, Changing Hands Bookstore now offers you one of the largest ebook collections available with Google eBooks™. Shop for your next e-book and begin reading on just about any device. (Search for Google eBooks now.)
Buy at ChangingHands.com, read everywhere!
For many of our customers, part of the appeal of Google eBooks is the ability to support Changing Hands in the digital world. If you agree, instead of buying through the Google app on your mobile device, please return to changinghands.com every time you shop for e-books.
With Google eBooks, you can now:
Read seamlessly on any device (except Kindle)
Google eBooks stores your library safely in the digital cloud, so you can read anywhere you go, using just about any device with an Internet connection. Google eBooks is compatible with most web browsers, Android phones, iPhone, iPad, and many eReaders.
As you read, your page positions are saved across all the devices so you can pick up reading where you last left off. That means you can start reading on your PC, continue on your laptop, and carry on reading on your smartphone.
Explore thousands of titles instantly
Discover your next ebook among thousands of titles in every imaginable category. From bestsellers to classics, top fiction to up-and-coming authors, all ebooks now offer instant availability and free preview before you buy. Google eBooks allows you to enjoy unlimited storage of books in the digital cloud.
Access your library anytime, anywhere
Support your local bookstore and shop with us. All your ebooks are stored wirelessly in one place, so you can access your library from one account anytime, anywhere.
How are Google eBooks different from a conventional e-book?
Google eBooks are stored on a Google server and you access the book from that server, or “cloud.” Google eBooks can be viewed in any Web browser, through Google reading apps for multi-function devices, and most edicated e-book devices, such as the Sony Reader and the Nook (but not the Kindle).
Can I read a Google eBooks on my iPhone?
Google has made reading apps available for multi-function devices such as the iPad, iPhone, Android, and other smart phones. If you have Gmail, or any Google account, you’re ready to access Google eBooks.
Why are different e-books priced differently?
Prices can vary depending on the publisher, the e-book provider, and differing sales agreements. E-books from most publishers are the same way as printed books: the publisher sets a list price and sells the book to a bookseller, and the bookseller sets the list price to the customer. A few publishers operate according to an "agency model." In this case, the publisher sets the price to the consumer and ALL retailers (indies, chains, even Amazon) agree to sell that e-book at that price.
Why can’t I find a certain e-book for my device while my friend can find it for her device?
For every e-book market, from Kindle to Google eBooks, the provider (Amazon or Google, for example) negotiates separate, individual digital rights agreements with the publishers. That explains why title lists may vary between providers and formats.
Why not the Kindle?
Kindle is a proprietary device made by Amazon. The only e-books that can be read on a Kindle are Kindle format
books. Only Amazon sells Kindle format books, and you will be restricted to buying all your e-books from Amazon in
the future. As your local, independent bookstore, we would love to help you find the reading selections you'll
enjoy most in any format — including e-books!
(Search for Google eBooks now.)