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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iPad secretly syncing iTunes U slides to my books

Here's the setting: I am syncing my entire books library on my MacBook with my iPad. On my Mac, there are 122 books (both .epub and.pdf). I also use iTunes U on my MacBook, and some of the courses I ...
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Is it possible to read iBooks without an iOS device?

I no longer have an iPhone or iPad, but still have books in my iTunes account that I would like to read. Is there a program for OS X that will allow me to read iBooks without an iOS device? I am ...
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PDF metadata editor for iOS

I have several PDF ebooks in my iBooks. Some of them have their titles & authors visible. Some only displayed as "untitled". Is there any PDF metadata editor for iPad?
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How to copy books from iPad iBooks to PC?

I have some books in iBooks on iPad 2 (iOS 5) that were manually transfered to iPad via iTunes (without syncing). How can I copy back a book to my PC, from iPad?
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How can I switch between the Japanese and English dictionaries on iBooks?

For whatever reason, my iBooks dictionary is stuck in Japanese. Even when I read English books, defining a word always causes the app to use the Japanese dictionary. My iPod's language is English, so ...
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Get an iBook from the hard copy

Is there a way to get a digital copy of a book I have in hard copy? Some DVDs now come with a digital download, is there a similar service for books? Note: most of my hard copies are bought on ...
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iPhone/iTunes backup books from iBooks

I have some books in iBooks that were opened from third-party apps, so they are not on my mac. I would like to save them in iTunes and don't find a way to do it. For example there are some apps, that ...
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Navigating back after following link in iBooks

I was reading a book in iBooks and clicked on a link in the text which took me to the index at the end of the book. Is there any way I can get back to where I was reading before I tapped on the link ...
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iPad books do not show all images

I have an iPad2 (brand new) onto which I have loaded books from the app store. Most of these books are showing a blue question make where the images should be. This includes the 'iPad User Guide" from ...
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How do I gift a book from the iBookstore?

On the iTunes Store, you can gift people music, apps, etc. by clicking on the down arrow next to the buy button and choosing Gift This .... That option, however, is not available on books in the ...
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Can I share iBooks with another device that is authorized for the purchasing account?

Is there a way to share iBooks with a device without connecting it to the machine running iTunes with the purchasing account? I know that it is possible to download iBooks to a device that uses a ...
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iBooks ePubs lost all cover art after iOS5 update

After I upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPad 2, iBooks no longer shows any cover art for ePubs that I have imported. Anything that is from the iBook store shows art fine, along with PDFs. Is there a solution ...
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iBooks alternate language dictionaries?

Is there any way to change the dictionary used in iBooks? When reading books written in a non-English language I would like to have access to the dictionary function in the book's language (not ...
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Problem syncing book downloaded using iBooks

Using iTunes I tried to sync my iPad with my PC after downloading an epub book using iBooks on my iPad. However I get an error stating that my PC is not authorized to sync the book to my iPad and ...
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iBook on iPad: turn pages with voice command

I bought an iPad for somebody who is paralysed; primarily as a book reader for its ability to enlarge the text- but also to surf the net, etc. with a family member or caregiver using the touchpad. I ...
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Can I use iBooks on my MacBook Pro

I'd love to be able to use iBooks on my laptop. Is that possible? Maybe if I install Lion?
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How do I publish a book in the iBook store for both the UK and the USA?

my one friend from UK want to publish a book for UK and USA ibook store I found this page http://www.apple.com/itunes/content-providers/book-faq.html it has all the info but there is a section ...
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Can I read the synced iBooks books from iTunes as well?

I've noticed there is a new category in my iTunes (Books), with all the boocks I synced from the iPad. Can I read books in iTunes on my computer as well ? If not, there is some other way to read ...
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How can I convert a pdf to a format that is compatible with iBooks

I have a pdf file, which I would like to convert to iBook compatible format, which software can I use to do this? calibre seems to be too tough to work with
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Why can't some images in the pdf be viewed on iBook of iPad or iPod Touch?

I have iPod Touch and iPad (version 1). I noticed some images on pdf cannot be viewed on the iBook. Why? Edit The following are my pdf ebooks that cannot be viewed by iBook: Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 ...
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How to browse the iBook store without owning an iPad?

I am considering purchasing an iPad and one of the uses would be to read books. But I can't find a way to browse the iBook store and see what books they have available without actually owning an iPad. ...
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How practical is an iPad for “reading” programming books?

Disclaimer: It's kinda hard to search for this question, as Google would give me mostly iOS programming topics. I'm planning on buying an iPad2 and I wonder if other programmers have found it to be a ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of iBooks and Kindle books for my iPad?

Even though I have had an iPad for a while, I haven't taken the plunge to buy any ebooks yet. I'd like to make a decision on whether to prefer buying iBooks or Kindle before I buy any so that I can ...
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Utility to integrate iTunes with Amazon

Is there any utility or script that integrates with iTunes and helps me organize my libraries by doing lookups on large databases such as Amazon? For example: downloading track names from ...
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iBooks automatically generating cover pages for PDFs?

I've loaded some lengthy PDFs onto my iPad in iBooks, and I've noticed that for only one of them, it's seemed to have created a beige cover page for the PDF thumbnail with what looks like the file ...
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Is it possible to create a folder in iBooks?

I have iPad and iPod touch. Both I bought just for reading books in pdf format. If it is possible, I want to create some folders to separate the books based on categories I will define.
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How do I get my books on the iBook store?

How do I get my books on the iBook store?
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What ebook formats does iBooks support?

What file formats of ebooks does iBooks support?
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Which ebook format do books from the iBooks Store use?

What is the format of ebooks that the iBooks uses that allows page turning, white on black text, etc.? (I.e., the books you get from the store.)
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Is there a way to export my highlighted bookmarks in iBooks?

I don't see any native functionality to export highlighted notes made from within iBooks Is there a third-party tool that will allow this?
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Prevent “Sleep / Stand by” in iBooks

Does anyone know how to prevent the iPad from going to sleep / stand by when in the iBooks app? I'm using the iPad as a music stand with my charts, but while I'm playing the song, the screen goes ...
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Is there any way to add an ePub book to iBooks without iTunes?

I purchased a book and have it in ePub and PDF formats. I can easily add the PDF to iBooks from Safari. However, I can't find a method to get an ePub book into iBooks without iTunes. I'm away from my ...