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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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 ...
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iBooks does not read modified epubs

I recently modified several epubs. I just turned "..." ellipses into the "…" type. Calibre has no problem with the modified epubs, and Sigil validates them. They can be imported to iTunes, only the ...
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iBooks storing books in iFile not with original file names but renamed to 16 length Hex character

I store many books epub and pdf through direct downloads on my ipad into iBooks as well as copying over from iTunes. My problem is that when I view the books what I get a 16 char hex string instead of ...
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.ibooks format on the iphone?

I download a ".ibooks" file for this free book and tried adding it to my iPhone library but it doesn't show up. Manually dragging it over doesn't work either. Is it because .ibooks isn't supported by ...
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iBooks Author custom layout

I'm looking to build an iBook with iBooks Author which would require a jQuery masonry-esque layout and I have scoured the web for documentation, help, tutorials, and articles that may help me embark ...
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How can I backup my notes and highlights on iBooks? (pc user)

I don't have a Mac and I want to do what's specified here. Is there a Linux/Windows app for this?
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Book manager - Mac + iPad

I've been an Apple user for some years, but I never managed to find a good book manager. As by now, I use a quite uncomfortable routine in order to read books (I should mention that most of the books ...
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Open iBooks files in other PDF viewers in iPad

iBooks permits easy file sharing and import of Pdf files to iPad through iTunes, however it lacks annotation/highlighting. After import, I prefer to open PDF file with 3rd party PDF viewers like ...
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Send Docs to iPad via email address like Kindle?

Is there a way to send docs to your iPad (iBooks) via an email address endpoint like Amazon has for your Kindle?
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iBooks performance

I have noticed issues with iBooks lagging noticeably. While scrolling pages or browsing the store, I get little jerks, and mini-freezes. Seems like a CPU/processing power issue. But no other apps are ...
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ePub book not showing up in iBook bookshelf on first generation iPad

I purchased an expensive technical monograph (> $100 (US)) from the iTunes store for use on my 1st generation iPad. It downloaded correctly and I used it for several months with no problem. A little ...
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iBooks - is there a way to organize bookmarks by page number?

Over the last year, I've replaced (and expanded) my library of programming books from physical copies to ebooks. In each book, I have a host of bookmarks. Unfortunately, I didn't save them in one ...
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How do I redeem an iBooks free coupon?

I remember a message after installing the iBooks app on my iPad telling me that I would have one free book to download. I never used it but now I am interested and wonder if this coupon is still ...
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How to sync position, bookmarks and notes over iCloud on ePub books

I recently bought several ePub books from the Humble Bundle and from Smashing Magazine, hoping that I would be able to side load them into iBooks and then use iCloud to sync position, bookmarks, ...
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Help with iBooks not being able to send a PDF using the share icon?

My iPad 2 and has iBooks and I'm trying to send a PDF "book" to a friend of mine. The sharing button is shaded so I can't do it!
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Can I get non-iBooks Store ePub files into my iCloud iBooks library?

I buy quite a few ePub e-books from sources other than the iBooks Store. I used to use iTunes to sync these to my iPad and iPhone. However, I’m trying to set up my iPad and iPhone to purely sync ...
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Can iBooks be synced from an iPad to a new computer to save my documents?

I formated my Mac after a few years of work and forgot to do books backup because iPad was lightly used. As a result all my books stuck on the iPad and if I want to add some new from a computer it ...
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iTunes Books lists

I have little space on the iPad and I need to do the following: On work days: sync a books collection that relates to work On off-word days: sync a books collection that is "just for me" Short of ...
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Impossible to sort iBooks PDFs in Bookshelf view?

I can drag and drop all day long, but it won't let me so much as touch the data source. Whether I'm dragging cover art around on the Bookshelf or moving rows in the List view's table, there is a major ...
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Are there non-English books in the iBookstore?

All I'm seeing in the iBookstore are titles in English. Are there any non-English (specifically Russian) public-domain books in the iBookstore?
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Can iBooks be read without a data connection?

If I am out of my service area can I still read a book in iBooks on my iPhone? If not, is it possible to download part of the book and read it while I am out of the area?
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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 ...