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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Is there a way to get iBooks to display the generic cover for my PDFs?

Most (all) of my PDF's I read on iBooks are actual novels or textbooks. Is there a way to force iBooks to use the generic book cover rather than the first page of the PDF document? I'm tired of trying ...
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Is there a way to change the language for Wikipedia searches in iBooks on iOS, without changing the language settings for the device?

I live in Norway so I have my iPad 2 language set to Norwegian. Most of the books I read in iBooks are english. The dictionary is English which is great, however I often try to look up words that are ...
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Can the “new book” tag be restored in iBooks (iOS)

I'm wondering if is possible to restore the "new book" tag that you can see on the top right corner of the new books uploaded or bought within iBooks (iOS) (visible on this image : ...
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How do I delete a paused book from iBooks on iPad?

While fishing for free books, I tapped purchase for a book which is larger than 500mb. I've noticed the size only after buying. I paused the download by tapping on the book. Now I was not able to ...
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Managing giant eBook collection with iPad after iTunes update broke compatibility with Calibre?

In an effort to upgrade security, a recent iTunes update broke functionality to Calibre - my favorite eBook management tool. Now I am without a way to effectively manage my eBook collection in a ...
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Why doesn't iBooks save my place between the iPhone and iPad?

Background: I finally bought a fiction book to read on my iOS devices. It's Redshirts by John Scalzi. I bought it from Apple. It was supposed to be DRM-free but wasn't. So the author got Macmillan to ...
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History of downloaded iBookstore samples?

For some reason—presumably a sync by my iPhone that overwrote my iPad’s more recently downloaded library—the majority of my iBooks were deleted. The books I purchased can easily be restored, but I ...
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Reading PDFs on iPad without iTunes syncing

I am trying to read for an exam and I want to download exercises to my iPad. I have downloaded the exercises from here. I have no Mac laptop or desktop computer. I am tired of clicking every pdf ...
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Use HTML as primary source for an e-book usable in Apple's iBooks?

Is this possible? Basically, someone I am working with has a bunch of HTML documents. He would like to put them into an e-book usable in Apple's iBooks. Is that possible? If so, a general pointer ...
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Efficiently organize 100s of externally stored ebooks within iBooks for iPad without doing it manually in collections?

I have hundreds of ebooks stored on an external drive of mine. I don't want them on my MacBook Pro because I don't want them taking up space due to the fact that I don't read ebooks on my Mac. I just ...
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how to rename a pdf in ibooks on ipod

I just downloaded 40+ chapters of a medical reference book onto my ipod touch. They were not available to download as a whole book so I had to download them one at a time. I put them all in a folder ...
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How can I remove a PDF in iTunes?

There are several PDF files which I imported into iTunes to read using iBooks. However, I cannot manage to remove them. By default, iTunes handles the its media library automatically. The PDFs and ...
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How do I open an EPUB from an email in iBooks on my iPad?

I have my iPad now with iOS 5.1. In the email I have a .epub but when iPad's email program download the file, there is no way to open it on iBooks? Tapping or double tapping on the attachment ...
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On iPad's iBooks, how to make highlighting show up for PDF files?

It seems that on iPad, iBooks, Kindle, or Kobo won't show any user highlightings? For example, just go to ...
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On iPad's iBooks, is there a way to sync and download all ebooks purchased else where?

I think on the iPad's iBooks, if we purchase an ebook, then in another iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, then that ebook is automatically downloaded into our bookshelf. However, what if it is a .epub or ...
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Is there a way to keep a copy of our highlighting in iBooks? (email it or print it)

In iBooks, we can see a list of our highlighting and added notes to an ebook, but when we email it, so as to keep a copy for ourselves, only the added notes that we wrote is emailed. The highlighting ...
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Can no longer email myself a .epub file and open in iBooks? (used to be able to)

I used to email myself some .epub files (using Gmail), and then on the iPad, in the email program, click on the .epub file and then choose to open in iBooks, and read, highlight, and add notes to the ...
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Why won't iTunes let me manually sync PDFs to iBooks?

I have my iPad set to manually manage content (i.e. drag and drop, not sync). I'm trying to add some PDFs to iBooks, but it refuses to let me copy them to my iPad. I can do this with epub books just ...
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Is there a way to show an icon in the status bar if iPad is muted?

I "accidentally" muted the iPad (four finger up, slide to the left, push mute button). After that in iBooks an interactive book didn't play ambient audio, which is OK if you remember the muting. But ...
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Enable full screen mode in iBooks on iPhone

A recent iBooks update (1.5, I think) mentions a new "full screen reading mode" that gets rid of the junk on the top/bottom of the screen. How do I actually get into this mode on the iPhone? I can't ...
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Is it possible to search for text in iBooks or the Kindle app?

Is it possible to search for text in iBooks or the Kindle app? I'm deciding whether to buy electronic copies of some of my reference books, but I would only be purchasing them for the ability to ...
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Transferring PDFs from iBooks to your laptop/desktop

There are a lot of tutorials on how to load PDFs into iBooks, but none say how to backup or transfer them back to your computer. I understand there is a button to email them, but I probably have ...
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Change iBooks Author study card behavior?

So when you're reading an iBook made using iBooks Author, and you go to highlight something, you're able to use that as a study card along with a note of your own creation that you annotate with the ...
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Do PDF documents in iBooks get backed up to iCloud?

Do PDF documents in iBooks get backed up to iCloud? It is very strange that there is no answer to this on official Apple forums. Searching for this online often brings up Wifi iTunes sync or using ...
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iBooks preview not working?

I recently converted one of my books into an iBooks format using Author. However when I connected to my iPad and went into 'preview', I saw my device, clicked it, but the 'preview' button to enable ...
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Where can I find a user forum for the brand-new Apple iBooks Author application?

Apple has just released the free iBooks Author application for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Where can I find some information about its capabilities. Yes, this is a "Jeopardy" question.
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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 ...