Samsung galaxy tablet is a hot android-based tablet and its Hub Books app makes you enjoy thousands of books. But it’s a pity for us that in July 1st 2014 Samsung Books hub will officially close. It’s not like that Sony closed Reader store in the North American market. So far, there is no any migration plan to protect books content from loss. In other words, if you ever have bought books from Hub Books, all your paid digital content will lose forever. So I will introduce how to read books on Samsung galaxy tab without Hub Books app and back up your own digital books from Samsung Reader Hub.
Kindle for Samsung to replace Hub Books
Samsung decides to cooperate with Amazon and launch this Samsung for Kindle. It can solve the drawbacks of Samsung Books store can’t offer all books service in all markets and the whole Samsung tablets. Where can I download this app to my Samsung tablet? Kindle for Samsung now is only available from the Samsung official website.
Or download the Samsung app store to install Kindle for Samsung. For Samsung users, there is no need to worry about your galaxy note 10.1 doesn’t recognize the kindle app as before. Because Kindle for Samsung was available on all devices on April 14 2014.
Once you install it, you can login the Amazon account and you can read kindle books which you buy from Amazon bookstore. This tailored application offers free bestselling books when you login with the Samsung account. Register Samsung account here.
In early 2011, Samsung started to cooperate with Kobo bookstore and sold books on the tablets and smartphone. Later they bypassed Kobo bookstore and began with negotiating with publishers. And the Hub books application developed by Samsung is compatible with EPUB, HTML5, PDF. So how to back up hub books or convert these ebooks to compatible with the new default reader application? Otherwise, as the Samsung official website said, all paid ebooks from Hub library will disappear in July 1, 2014.
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Make Samsung tablet read books easily
The EPUB format is adopted from Kobo (Sony), Google play and Nook Bookstore. Both Kobo (Sony) and Google play books all support Adobe DRM and only B&N support Nook DRM and Adobe DRM. By the way, the mainstream electronic book publishers all adopt Adobe DRM(also called Adept). If you purchased the books from Samsung Hub, make sure you can read all of ebooks with Adobe Digital Editions. There is a full guide describe how to remove drm from kobo books and transfer Kobo eBooks to kindle for Samsung in detail.
Frequently Asked Questions about reading books on galaxy tab?
Q: How to transfer my books to kindle for Samsung?
A: At first, make sure the books format is the kindle format (AZW, AZW3, AZW4, mobi, prc, pdf). If you buy these books from Amazon, just register and login the kindle for Samsung with the same Amazon account. All these books will show up in the archives of Samsung tablet. Go to “setting”-“archive items” and download them to Galaxy tab. If you download these kindle format from resource website, just send the documents to kindle Email address. More Info, refer to this guide about transferring books to kindle app.
Q: How to delete books from Samsung galaxy tab?
A: It is difficult to give you a satisfactory answer. Because I shall know which app do you use in the Galaxy tab. As usual, if you want to delete books from Google play book on your galaxy tab, press the book title which you want to delete until it pops up a window and choose “remove from library”. Also you can login Google play books website on your computer and navigate to “My Books on Google Play”. You will soon find “Remove from My Library”. If you want to delete books from kindle app, go forward to delete books from Kindle app.
Q: Where can I download free Kindle ebooks for Samsung?
A: There is a free resource guide about 60 sites to download free kindle books. Most these books are also sold in Amazon. So you can not only download free ebooks but also sync them to your kindle ebooks for Samsung.
Q: Is there the best eBook reader for Samsung galaxy?
A: If it was before, it’s hard to say. I think the Kindle for Samsung is the best choice. If you disagree with my viewpoint, you can choose your favourite reader app. There is a guide about best android eReader apps review.
Q: Which devices do kindle for Samsung support?
A: It does only support for the most Samsung smartphones and tablets such as Galaxy Tab 4 8.0~Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Galaxy Grand Neo~Galaxy S5. More Info, you can surf the Samsung official websites.
Samsung Hub Reader was dead
After July 1, 2014, your Samsung Books will forever disappear in your eyes. We can only see his departure, though a bit dejected feel. In the long run, I think that all Samsung users will benefit from Kindle for Samsung without doubt. Of course, don’t forget to back up all DRMed ebooks and protect them from disappearing. By the way, if you want to avoid this similar situation does happen later, the best choice is to remove DRM from kindle for Samsung.
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