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As of March 2013, Google Play Books supports third-party ePub or PDF files. You can upload books to your account by visiting https://play.google.com/books/uploads in your web browser (when logged in to your Google account, of course). You are permitted to store up to 1,000 uploaded files on your account at a time, and each file must be no larger than 50 MB ...
Assuming, you have a Nexus, the internal memory should show up as a normal SD card would in other phones. When you connect your phone to a PC and then MOUNT it, it ought to show up as a removable drive. You can use Aldiko - it's an eBook reader (currently freeware) that works well with epubs. Copy the .epub file and drop it in your phone (after mounting) ...
Theoretically ePub should have the advantage over PDF as it is a smaller file that is basially HTML, CSS and image files with a few XML files for defining the books metadata, chapter order and table of contents navigation zipped into 'ePub' format. It is in many ways like a website. The PDF files will often be larger as they have embedded fonts, image ...
RepliGo Reader ($5) allows you to copy text and to make annotations. Also, if you convert them to epubs the Nook app allows you to make notes. It may let you copy text on a non-DRM'd book but I don't have any of those so I'm not able to test it. (Just note that while the Nook lets you read PDFs the Nook app currently doesnt.
ezPDF does bookmarking, multicolor highlighting, annotation list, etc... and it is saved to with the PDF when later open it in Skim. idk what epub is, but it sounds similar to what ezPDF does
Txtr purports to support both, but hasn't gotten very good reviews. Speak Text Easy and MultiReader are primarily for text-to-speech, but they both appear to support both file formats.
Aldiko is a good free application for reading PDF and ePub documents.
FBReader or CoolReader do read epubs, and you can select text/make bookmarks there.
Check out PageTurner on Google Play. It's supposed to do what you want, although there are some mixed reviews. It's worth a try though. PageTurner is an open-source e-book reader that allows you to sync your reading progress across devices, without needing a DropBox or Google Drive account... just enter your e-mail address and it works!
Copy the files to a Windows/Mac or Linux machine and zip them one book directory at a time. Then use Calibre to convert them to just about any format you would like or another epub to .lit converter. You may need to rename the .zip files to .epub for them to be recognised.
Install different ebook readers like Aldiko / Moon+ Reader etc and see whether your ePub displays as intended.
Kobo seems to be your best bet, and Gyan looks like it could work too. Here's a couple others, but they are low-rated or in beta, so use at your own risk. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitalsource.bookshelf https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.easyaccess.epubreader Source: http://www.mathjax.org/resources/epub-readers/
There's a hint that the situation might change soon: The known issues page for Google Play Books NO LONGER lists "Unable to add non-Google eBooks to My Library" as "Working as intended".
Both Aldiko and FBreader support PDF reading without conversion. As the app should update, you can check them again. I found these later: Aldiko only supports non-DRM'd EPUB. NOOK for Android by B&N and Kobo eBooks seem support both PDF and EPUB. Get the information from: http://www.pdfmate.com/read-pdf-with-ebook-reader-app-for-android.html
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