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 series metadata

In iBooks on 10.10, books can have series metadata as shown in the image. What metadata do I need to add to an external epub (i.e. not from ibook store) so that it can be displayed as a series?
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Can't synchronize books with my iPod touch

I have an iPod touch 4th generation with iOS 6.1.6 and my MacBook has OS X 10.9.5 with iTunes 12. I have some books (epub) in iBooks, but I can't transfer them to iTunes nor synchronize them with 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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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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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 error: “Zero Kb of 9.22 EB” on Yosemite and failed downloads

I have recently upgraded from OS X mavericks to yosemite in a new mac mini. The previously downloaded ibooks are available to read while the new free ibooks like "Apps At Work" AND "iPad Profiles ...
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iBooks Highlight Syncing Problem

I highlight and write notes in .epubs on my phone through iBooks. I have trouble syncing them with iBooks on my mac. What's the best way to get them to sync up? It seems like a crapshoot where ...
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Was trying to transfer my PDFs from my iPad to my new MacBook but they all disappeared… How do I get them back?

I just got a replacement MacBook, and only transferred my Documents, Music, Pictures, and Movies folders... Apparently my iBooks content is not stored in the iTunes folder so I just plugged in my iPad ...
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How do I collect all of my notes and highlights from iBooks?

I've got a lot of highlighting and notes in iBooks that I've read, and would like to be able to collect them in one easy to use and manipulate format (e.g for writing papers and citing quotes). For ...
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How do I find out what my iBooks “authorized computers” are?

I saw a "Free" book on iBooks today and decided to download it. I've never used iBooks before. After it downloaded (and I entered my password), I clicked "Read", and iBooks said: Computer ...
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Is it possible to COMPLETELY delete an iBooks?

Yesterday, I saw that my brother has downloaded an "hentai" on my Mac (shame on me, I didn't lock it !) I deleted it, but it stays on my purchased books, and I don't want it ! Is it possible to ...
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Creative Text-Links with Popover in iBooks Author

I've seen some iBooks (particularly those from Games Workshop) that include highlighted text that, when touched, will produce a pop-over. However, the only option I can find in iBooks Author is for ...
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How to export annotations in iBooks for Mac?

I've been using iBooks to read .epubs that I've downloaded from the Internet, and made many annotations in them. How can I export the annotations to another Mac, or share them all at once?
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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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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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How do you add a book to multiple iBook collections?

I'd like to organize my books into different collections and have a "completed" collection for books to be entered into upon their completion. The problem is that it seems iBooks will allow a book to ...
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ibooks EPUB3 nested ncx TOC isn't working

I've created a nested TOC with four levels (see code below). In iBooks, the first four entries are nested correctly, but even though I've coded the fifth entry (Chapter two) to appear at level 3, it ...
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How to remove a book from iBooks

I "bought" a free book on iBooks Store, the book is on my iCloud. Now I would to remove it, but I cannot find a way to do it.
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“Swift Programming Language” iBook Not Updating

I've recently been researching Swift development as I have grown tired of Objective-C. However, the book I am reading (Apple's official guide) will not update to the latest version on my Mac. It ...
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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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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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Adding annotation in iBooks

How can I add annotations on my book using iBooks? Any time that I try to create an annotation, iBooks wants to create a new copy, with this message: The original document can't be changed, so a ...
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Books not appearing in iBooks on iPad

I have several books in my iBooks app on my iPad, but when I'm without wifi, ibooks doesn't even show the books are sitting in my library, why?
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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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Prevent users from deleting iBooks from iPad

I will be preparing some iBook files to use on an exhibit in a museum, and I am afraid that visitors accidentally (or not) delete the book from the iBooks app. I looked at the Restriction Settings, ...
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iBooks vs epub: What's the difference?

Until now, I was under the impression that ePub was the de facto standard for Apple and the default format used by iBooks. But recently I downloaded some ebooks from the iTunes store and found them to ...
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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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iBooks (iOS) doesn't allow to keep zoom-settings

Say I'm reading a PDF document in iBooks and I change the zoom (via a pinch-guesture), then I cannot change pages. Why? The only way to proceed is to go back to fit-page zoom. Why should I not be able ...
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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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How can I delete an iBook note or highlight that's not highlighted in the text?

After an iBook is updated, occasional notes or highlighting that I've added will remain, but without the associated highlighting in the text. How do I delete such notes? The only UI I can find for ...
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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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When syncing books on iPad, library shown in iBooks also contains books no longer in iBooks

I add and remove books en PDFs to en from iBooks. When wanting to sync my books and PDFs on my iPad, through iTunes, the list of books and PDFs available for my iPad (from iBooks) shown under 'Books', ...
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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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Change user name

I had to change the admin user name of a new Macbook because his sons name kept showing up, Home Folder etc, So I used, 'sudo mv /Users/oldusername /Users/newusername' and Advanced Options in User ...
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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 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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How to choose with highlightings from 2 samples of the same book on iBooks?

I got a book sample on 2 iPads: iPad with iOS 8.0.2 with the newest iBooks iPad with iOS 6 with the old iBooks which has old look and feel of the old iBooks (but I think it is not related to it ...
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How to use different accounts (of different countries) for iTunes and iBookstore on iPhone or iPad?

Simply stated, it is I bought quite a bit of Music and Movies from my native country (be it Hong Kong, France, Italy, etc). However, the iBookstore for that country has very few books on the ...
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Is there an easy way in Mavericks to share a PDF file directly from Safari into iBooks?

Safari loads and displays .PDF files nicely. iBooks is Apple's PDF reader app for sync'd and offline access. To move files currently, I have to: right-click in Safari to open the PDF in Preview; ...
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How to delete iBooks.app

Is there any way to delete apps that were added by Apple in the Mavericks 10.9 update? In particular, I'm talking about iBooks.app. When I try to delete it, OS X tells me that it can't be because it's ...
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Searching for binary iSightCapture image for PPC iBook

My ooold iBook is still functional (except the battery) and I would like to install a low cost room surveilance. There are many references around the internet to the iSightCapture utility, but it is ...
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Unexplained memory usage in iPad iBooks?

I have a 16GB Apple iPad 3(with Retina Display). Today, while checking up my available memory, I saw the iPad had about only 1GB left. After deleting major unused apps, I found out that iBooks was ...
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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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iTunes does not have ibooks option

I recently bought mac book air. In that I have itunes 11.2.1 version. Now I want to move all of my contents from my previous mac book's itunes to this new one and completely sync both my ipad and ...
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How can I ensure that iBooks in my Library are up-to-date?

Like me you may have seen updates available for some of your iBooks, and that might have made you assume that when a book gets changed in the Store, it gets updated in your Library. This appears not ...
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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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How do I add a cover image to an iBook that lacks one?

I have several iBooks, purchased from the iBooks store that either never had cover images (typically because they are inexpensive "generics") or have "lost" them on iOS (for reasons that aren't clear; ...
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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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Create categories with iBooks (Mavericks)

I need to regroup PDF which I have created into categories and to put them on my iPad. With mountain lion I used Calibre to create the categories and iTunes to put the PDF on my iPad as books. After ...
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Why does iBooks connect to the Internet whenever I copy/paste?

I am monitoring the Internet usage of my applications and I noticed that iBooks initializes a connection to 23.221.221.248:443 whenever I select some text and then copy it. Does someone know why, or ...