iBooks is an application created by Apple for both iOS and OS X to enable viewing of PDF, Epub and .iBooks format files, typically electronic books.

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iBooks version / iPad

I wish to buy an iPad to have some digital interactive books. The requirements for the books are: "To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later". I don't wish ...
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iBooks can not download pdf files without syncronizing in itunes

In ios 5, with ibooks (2.1.1), i could open pdf files without any problem. I updated my ipad to ios 7, and then I observed that ibooks can not work properly anymore i.e. I can not download pdf ...
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Rearranging iBooks on bookshelf manually

I'm unable to manually rearrange my iBooks bookshelf manually and would like to put individual books as well as a 'series' of books in their right order.It lets me 'edit' and move to the position I ...
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Sending a PDF to iBooks (iPad)

How can I send a PDF to my iBooks in iPad without having to connect the iPad to my laptop using a cable? Is this possible at all? Or do I necessarily have to use iTunes and a cable?
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iBooks Author maximum glossary image size

When including an image in a glossary entry, I've worked-out by trial-and-error that the maximum size for the image should be approximately 368x318 pixels. While larger images can display properly ...
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Am I able to keep my highlights and notes after deleting and re-downloading a previously bought book?

Let's say I bought a book from Apple Store. Then, I read it and highlighted and took notes and made bookmarks. After that, I decided/needed to delete the book. Now: Will I be able to re-download the ...
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PDFs missing from iBooks on iPad after restore

After a complete restore of my iPad 2 from iTunes, all my PDF books not from the iTunes Store were gone. I just saw them for seconds and then disappeared. How can I get them back?
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iBooks: how to sync PDF only?

I use my iPad as PDF reader, so my iPad contains many PDFs which I'd like to sync. It should be the steps below: You need to login with correct Apple ID on every device you want to sync Plug in ...
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iBooks margin is a waste of screen space

On my 7.9" iPad Mini Retina, I'd like to use the full screen to shown content. Currently, the iBooks app simply wastes too much screen space on left/right margins. Is there an alternative for reading ...
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Preference for adding epub to iBooks

In iTunes it was/is possible to prevent files to be copied to iTunes Media folder. Does any of you know if same de-selection is possible in iBooks? Thanks for lot of useful knowledge sharing
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Apple iBooks on Mac fonts location?

I wonder where Apple stores its fonts of iBooks on Mac? I want to add some fonts or replace one of the current ones so that I can read books in a different font.
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iBooks (OS X) can't download Book

I have an issue where a book of mine doesn't seem to want to download at all. I purchased the book from the iBooks store. At a couple points in the past the specific book in question was deleted off ...
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Why my iBook G4 superdrive spits out the Mac OS X Leopard Install Disk?

The SuperDrive of my late 2005 iBook G4 died, so I installed a new one. But now the new drive does not mount the Leopard Install Disk. But it mounts any other DVDs/CDs (music, movies). The disk mounts ...
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How can I retrieve the complete “Documents and Data” from iCloud to my Mac?

Is there a way to get to complete "Document and Data" to the Mac? P.S.: All datas where uploaded via my ipad, most of it is in IBooks, a lot of Pdfs and ebooks (not from the store). The thing is 1) ...
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How to move from iTunes book library to iBooks app

On my last mac system I used iTunes for syncing some PDFs and other books to my ipad. Now on my new MBP with Mavericks and iTunes 11 there is no Books library anymore, but a new iBooks app. I started ...
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How to fix iBooks “Two pages” mode

I have a number of books in iBooks on my MacBook. All of them were showing nicely in "Two Pages" mode, until I clicked the "Show Notes" button, on two of them. Those books changed to "Single Page" ...
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Can I Reinstall iBooks?

So I accidently removed iBooks from my installation. Is it possible to reinstall that app again without reinstalling Mavericks? If so, how?
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Software differences beetween iPad 2, iPad Air and iPad mini (iBooks)

I need to buy an iPad to see how EPUB files are displayed in iBooks app. It is very important to me whether iPad 2, iPad Air and iPad mini (both generations) work exactly the same when it comes to ...
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scrollable div in epub book doesn't work in iBooks

I have an epub file opened in iBooks for Mac OS X Mavericks. This book contains a scrollable div. That is, a bigger div inside another div that has the stlye 'overflow: hidden;'. It is a scrollable ...
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Boot from USB iBook G4 Power PC

I recently got an old iBook G4 (as many of you might have noticed with all of my recent questions :D) and I wanted to install Ubuntu via USB (the iso doesn't fit on a CD and the iBook doesn't read ...
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Generating cross-platform eBooks on a Mac?

I would like to produce an electronic textbook for distribution to my students. Ideally, this would have some of the interactive features like those available in iBooks Author, but I think the book ...
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How to fix poor font rendering in Mac iBooks?

The font rendering in iBooks (version 1.0.1) on my Mac (Mavericks 10.9.1) is outright horrible. The text is jagged and rough looking. I've tried changing the font but that doesn't help, it still looks ...
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How do I get my purchased books in Mavericks iBooks?

With the new iBooks for Mac I get all my books that I didn't buy in the iTunes store. But all books I did buy on the iTunes store, I don't get! When I go to the preferences and tell iBooks to sync ...
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Sync books from iBooks on Mac with iBooks on iPhone

This task should be very easy to solve, but still, I can't do it. I have downloaded a epub book, dragged it to iBooks app on Mac. Then I go to iTunes, click on iPhone and go to Books tab. I can see ...
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Sync iOS iBooks to OS X iBooks

Is there a way to sync the iBooks that were not purchased from iTunes on my iOS device with my OS X iBooks? Specifically, I have some PDFS I'd like to sync. Please note I am seeking to synchronize ...
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Changing Metadata of an Epub in iBooks

How can I edit the metadata of an Epub file? I would like to alter the title, author, and cover art, similar to how I was able to do so in iTunes (get info).
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How do I simplify transfer of Books to iPad

I upgraded to Maverics, and thought having iBooks on the Mac would be a good idea, so I could read epubs. My books are gone from iTunes, although the process of adding them to a Collection in iBooks ...
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Synchronize iBooks across multiple Macs running Mavericks

I'm wondering if it's possible to keep iBooks in Sync between various computers (running Mac OS X mavericks) under the same iCloud account. I set up my iBooks but synchronization only happens between ...
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eBook formats - Kindle to iBook and back?

I am thinking of moving my extensive eBook library to iBooks or Kindle. Has anyone done this, and what does it take? I just don't want book libraries in multiple proprietary formats, and have to look ...
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Books not purchased in iBooks Store are not syncing between Mavericks and iPhone

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I added some ebooks bought directly from publishers, such as O'Reilly, by dragging them into the iBooks app. However, when I use iBooks on my iPhone, the ebooks ...
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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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Where are books stored after iBooks migration on Mavericks?

After upgrading to Mavericks all of my books from iTunes have been migrated to iBooks. They are no longer in my media library and I haven't been able to locate them as of yet. So where does iBooks ...
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Which iCloud account does iBooks use to sync?

Does the new iBooks app for OS X Mavericks sync notes, bookmarks, read position, etc. using one's iCloud account, or one's iTunes Store account? In other words, if two people use separate Apple IDs ...
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how to enable continuous scrolling in iBooks 1.0 for OSX Mavericks?

According to press reports, Apple promised that the new iBooks app for OSX Mavericks would include an option to read books in continuous scrolling mode. Did this come to pass, and if so, how does one ...
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iBooks on Mavericks Beachballs Whenever Text Styling Occurs

Whenever I want to change text styling in iBooks the app becomes unresponsive. I kill it in the terminal (killall iBooks), and then the system reports that CoreText.FontDownloadHelper has crashed. My ...
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Can I add or change the author of a PDF file in iBooks?

I had several PDF files in iTunes that I had added authors to. Then I upgraded to Mavericks and launched iBooks. It moved my books and PDFs from iTunes, but many of my PDFs now show the author as ...
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Read epub book purchased from iTunes on Windows

I have purchased a book through iTunes, it is formatted as an epub. Is there anyway I can read it in a Windows PC?
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List view in Apps section of iTunes?

I've got two mac and both are running last version of OS X and iTunes but there's a little difference that I hate and I don't know how to solve: These are the possible views of the Apps section in ...
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Is there any way to get rid of the TOC page with iBooks Author?

I'm making a picture book with iBooks Author. Each page is one simple image. That's all there is to the book. So I don't need the TOC. Is there a way to get rid of the TOC?
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Check an iBook I'm making on a Mac?

I'm making a book with iBooks Author, for the iBookstore. It's a simple picture book; each page an image. No video. No sound. I don't have an iPad or an iPhone. Is there a way to check how the book ...
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What methods exist for reading out content to hear correct pronunciation?

I would like to be able to have selected content from ebooks and webpages read out to me so that I may hear the correct pronunciation of words and sentences. What accessibility options exist to help ...
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iPad children's storybook with audio: is there a way to create a paid iBook AND free version?

I've been researching what it would take to create a children's storybook (including custom audio containing music and narration as well as moving imagery) and publish it on the iPad. I discovered ...
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Accessing a PDF stored in iBooks (on a jailbroken device)

On a jailbroken iPad, I was looking for a way to access a particular PDF from iBooks. The files reside in /var/mobile/Media/Books, so basically I was looking for a way to find the random filename of a ...
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iTunes wants to delete my books

I have just lost my laptop, the one that I use to sync all my books. My iBook size is 2.5g an my iCloud account can support 15g. I tried to backup my iBooks. It shows only 750mb in the backup. When I ...
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Can I deactivate the text marker function in iBooks?

Is it possible to deactivate the text marker function in iBooks? I often use the dictionary lookup, but accidentally, I activate the marker function quite often.
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How does iBooks determine the category of an EPUB?

I've been using the Perl module EBook::EPUB to create ebooks to read in iBooks. But I can't figure out how to set a category for the books I create. When I sort by categories in iBooks, it doesn't ...
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Where can I see the iBooks available to each country?

I would like to see where the English version of a given book is available since in my country only the local translation is available. Is there anywhere online where I can see the full catalog for a ...
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problem searching for text with in a pdf in iBooks?

I have a very long pdf document in iBooks and it won't let me search for text in it. I click the search button, type what I want to search and nothing happens. This happens every time, no matter what ...
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How do I add hundreds of ebooks to ibooks collection?

I usually use Dropbox to get my epub files into iBooks. This works quite well when I only need to add one file at a time, but now I've received a collection of a few hundred epub files. I am really ...
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How to avoid duplicating files that goes on an iPad?

I would like to upload PDF files on an iPad. After adding them to the iTunes Library (iTunes -> Files -> Add to Library), and syncing, they are uploaded on the iPad, but are also copied locally in ...