You can read all our ebook formats on Android devices given the appropriate reader apps. However, for the best reading experience, we currently recommend reading in epub format using Google Play Books. Why? Because in our experience it has the most accurate rendering, very important when dealing with our highly-structured technical content.
Once you install the app, you add our books to your library in many ways—once you get an epub onto your device, it will recognize it. However, the easiest way is probably using our Google Drive integration.
Assuming you have Google Drive set up, using our integration is easy.
Activate Google Drive Support
Go to https://pragprog.com/my_profile. Scroll down to Google Drive Settings.
Click the Authorize us link. On the next page, select the ePub option (and any others you want), then click the Authorize with Google.
This will take you to the Google page, where you will click OK to give us access. Once you do that, Google will take you back to our site.
From now on, any ebooks that we generate for you will automatically be added to the
Pragmatic Bookshelf folder on your Google Drive.
Reading On Your Android
First, install the Google Drive and Google Play Reader apps on your Android device.
To add one of our books to the Google Play Reader, open Google Drive and navigate to the Pragmatic Bookshelf Folder. Click on the title you want to add. It will be transferred to the reader (via Google’s cloud) and integrated into your library. The process takes about 30 seconds, as Google has to reupload the file and post process it for their reader app.