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How to download ANY Book from Google Books for FREE?
How to download ANY Book from Google Books for FREE?
04-10-2014 - 09:06 PM


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Recently, I found 3 ways for downloading from Google Books. This is an ultimate guide to downloading any Books from Google Books for FREE. All of that is pretty great (I am after all a big fan of ebooks), but unfortunately Google haven’t exactly made it easy to get books from their system for people to enjoy offline.


Method 1:

In this method, you need using Firefox and install Greasemonkey add-on.
Note : Only works with Firefox. Required Greasemonkey add-on.
To get Greasemonkey, open Firefox -> Tools -> Add-ons. In the Search box type: Greasemonkey then hit Enter -> Click to Install:
After installation, restart your Firefox then go to here: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/37933
Click to Install:

Click to Install again:

Now, visit: http://books.google.com/ type name's book into search box and click to Search Books, choose the book you desire to download:


After that, you can see the button: Download this book, just click to it!
Congratulation! You own your book!

Method 2: Download from Google Books with Internet Explorer

First of all you need to make sure that your windows log-in has admin access on your computer. That done open Internet Explorer and find the book you want to download from Google Books. 
Next go to “C:\Documents and Settings\%your admin name%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\” (or whatever letter directory your documents and settings folder is located in) and delete everything that’s currently inside that folder. (It doesn't matter!)

Next go back to your Internet Explorer browser(which should still be open), refresh the page and scroll through the entire book that you want to download. Now go back to your ‘Temporary Internet Files’ folder and transfer all the image files now in that folder into a new folder (which you should name after the book) and you’re done. 
Method 3: Download Google Books In PDF,JPEG and PNG Format

1. Go to Google Books
2. Select a book you want to download.
3. Click on "Preview" to see few pages of the book.
4. Copy the URL of that book and paste it in the Google Books Dowloader.
5. Then select your preferred output format PDF,JPEG,PNG.Set your resolution and your output folder.
6. Start Converting the Google Ebooks.

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RE: How to download ANY Book from Google Books for FREE?
10-26-2014 - 08:00 PM
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Nice try but no good.  The script won't load - doesn't exist any more I think, probably google had it taken down.

The third ploy only downloads the preview which, of course, is missing numerous pages.

I didn't try the second method, IE and preview, keeping it in temp and copying from there.  This would also have a preview file missing many pages.

This latter method would work if you could see it all...  But then so many others would, too, we'd have no problem.  The books we're after are the books we can't see all of....

Sadly this post doesn't help at all, situation remains unchanged...

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