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 on El Capitan

I have a large number of items in iBooks. some epub, lots of work related PDFs. in total around 20k documents that I want to sync to my iPad to carry around as a convenient source of reference. ...
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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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Can't copy text from iBooks?

Using The Swift Programming Language 2.2 from iBooks, i can't seem to copy the text (many lines of code from inside the book) to then test. Does anybody know why this is happening? In the past I ...
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How to fix disappearing All my books in iBook

When I open some book it is show me an alert message "This book can't be opened" and then all books disappear.
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iPhone 6 Plus will not open epub files

When I try to download epub files on my iPhone from the internet it used to go directly to iBooks, now it just goes to a blank page. How can I make them open in iBooks again?
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Page width in iBooks

Is there anyway to make the maximum page width in iBooks larger than 560 px? I am using iBooks in Yosemite as an EPUB reader but find it frustrating that text columns' maximum width seems to be fixed ...
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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 ...
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how do I sync iBooks or move books between collections?

I have an Mac OSx 10.7.5 (doesn't come with iBooks) and iPad -- has iBooks in it. I want to do a simple thing, create a new Collection, and move books from one collection to the other. I couldn't ...
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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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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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iBooks Migrate Mavericks to El Capitain

I have a huge library of books in iBooks which are categorised by "collections". I'm migrating from an old MacBook with OS X 10.9, Mavericks, to new MacBook with OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I've found ...
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After uninstalling iBooks, I can't sign in to iTunes any more

I am currently using El Capitan. Every time I uninstalled iBooks so I could manage my books with iTunes, I found I simply couldn't sign in to iTunes any more. That means I click the 'sign in' button ...
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iBooks: Can hidden purchased books get updated?

I purchased a book in iBooks Store and download it to my local library. Then I hide my purchased book in iCloud. Here is my question: Will the downloaded purchased book still get updated if there is ...
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iBooks disable page scroll animation

I want to disable page scroll animation in iBooks on my Mac when reading epub files. Because it slows down my reading speed and makes my eyes dizzy. I cannot endure the animation. PS. I'm happy to ...
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iBooks for Mac: Duplicate Storage

I have recently purchased and downloaded an ePub book from a website, and safely kept it on my ~/Books folder. To read it, I used Add to Library from iBooks for Mac. I noticed that it then copied the ...
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Can I get a table-only view in iBooks like on iOS in OS X?

Oftentimes, tables are cropped in iBooks so that information is missing because the table doesn't fit on a page. On iOS, I can tap the table and get a table-only view just like I can with pictures. ...
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adding a new epub to iBooks without opening it

Whenever I drag & drop an epub into iBooks, the book is automatically added to my library, but it is also immediately opened for reading. Is there a way to add a book to the iBooks library ...
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Two-page view disabled in iBook for some book

I've purchased a book from the iBooks Store that has the two-page view mode disabled on my Mac (OSX 10.9 running iBooks 1.01). iBook can show other books in two-page view mode with no problem. But ...
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PDF in iBooks is blank but text is shown in magnifying glass

After reading about 20 pages of data mining book in iBooks, next page rendered itself as blank. And all successive pages failed too. When I go to arbitrary (usually blank) page, then return to ...
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Make the iBooks search useful

Is it possible to make the iBooks search useful? It seems to totally lack any way of forcing capitalisation or word boundaries. I would use Regular Expressions if necessary. By way of example I was ...
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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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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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“itmstransporter” permission error when publishing iBook

I've created a book using iBooks Author, sent it over to iTunes Producer, filled in all of the necessary details (price, availability, etc) and attempted to submit it. Once I submit it to Apple I see ...
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Open ePub in iBooks for Mac without adding it to the iBooks library

(Possibly a duplicate of Preference for adding epub to iBooks) Is it possible to use iBooks on Mavericks to open an ePub without adding it to the library? Possibly through defaults? (defaults read ...
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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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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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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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Symlinking iBooks directory breaks the library. Where did I go wrong?

So I'm trying some superuser-foo, and I want to store my iBooks library outside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks/Books I copied the library and the books to an ...
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Separate Tab-Stops for Portrait and Landscape Mode in iBooks Author

I've been working in iBooks author, and in general it's working very well aside from the odd quirk here and there. However, one difficulty I'm faced with is the use of custom tab-stops between ...
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Speed reading on iPad

I want to speed read on I pad. I have Kindle app and iBooks installed. In order to do that I need to split the screen by two vertical lines so as per image. Is there any software I can use for ...
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Webviews not connecting to internet on Yosemite

Yesterday the Slack app stopped working for me, it just spins saying connecting though I can connect to slack in Firefox and Chrome. I've also noticed that the Appstore no longer works, eventually ...
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Why is iBooks progress incorrect in my Siri Suggestions, and how is this fixed?

In this case, Siri Suggestions implies that I have just started the book. I've actually been reading it for weeks and am on page 685/1985. Clicking the Siri Suggestion for the book brings me to the ...
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Problems saving edited PDFs stored in iBooks library

I am using iBooks 1.3 on OS x 10.11.1. My iBooks library consists mostly of some PDF textbooks, which I hadn't looked at for a while. Now I opened one of them again, in Preview, and highlighted a few ...
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Select next page for Speech option when reading ebooks

I'm often using the Speech option that OS X offers to read, or should I say listen to, books. However, it is kinda annoying to select a page overtime the Speech ends. Is there an option, custom or ...
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Original iPad with iOS 5.1.1 can't use with iBooks?

A notification popped up that I had a bunch of apps that needed to update and, without thinking, I clicked 'update'. Now most of my apps are unusable because they're all " Waiting" to update, which ...
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Problem with downloading Swift book in iBooks

I was reading the version 2 and then version 2.1 came out. Whenever I try to update, it either gives an error message like this: Although nothing is being downloaded! If I click Cancel Download ...
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Why the iBooks lags while scrolling EPUB file?

As it is in the question above. Is there sth wrong with EPUB? Because I just bought a new iPhone 6S and iBooks lags while scrolling EPUB file. What can I do to improve performance while I scroll EPUB? ...
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How to safely transfer iBook epub files and annotations from Mavericks to El Capitan

I've transfered all my epub files to iBooks (none of them were purchased). Each epub file in iBooks has a lot of highlighted annotations and notes I've been making for months. With El Capitan about ...
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iBooks is stuck on “Creating iBooks library…”

I have 862 books in my iTunes library, with roughly half of them PDFs. I recently upgraded to El Capitan, and am now stuck on the iBooks is stuck on "Creating iBooks library..." process. iBooks's RAM ...
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How to disable Highlighting in iBooks?

I often accidentally highlight a portion of the text in iBooks. Thankfully, Apple eventually added an option to delete highlights, but it's still annoying to accidentally trigger it in the first ...
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how to share iBooks not purchased via store

when ctrl-clicking a book in iBooks that was purchased via the iBooks store you get all these options to share it, but this does not happen with old books I have imported from the iTunes store. Does ...
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how to link to a specific page in an epub file?

Using the app Skim PDF, I can link to a specific page in a PDF file, e.g. skim://~/Downloads/269769108-Obergefell-v-Hodges.pdf::33. Can I do the same for a page in an epub file so that it will open in ...
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Action button greyed out

Using iBooks 4.2 on iPad Air 2. All books show a greyed out action button. Any ideas?
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Bookmarks not adding to my books

Can you have too many bookmarks, I have never ever deleted my bookmarks and I have read a large number of books, now I cannot bookmark at all and I wonder wether I have set to many bookmarks, I have ...
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How to get iPad to remove books from iBooks on Mac?

Got a macbook & an iPad (2nd gen.) I added some books to the iBooks app on the mac. Chose the option to sync everything on the iTunes on the mac. Then deleted some books on the iBooks on the ...
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Organizing Books for iPad

So I have a lot of book I wish to organize on my iPad, and the new iBooks won't let me do it. I want to either a. Sort by author last name b. Use the Collections option. However, I can't add the ...
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Change 'Open in iBooks' to something useful?

Older versions of Safari/iOS remembered the last used PDF viewer, or at least displayed my preferred one automatically e.g. at the top in the PDF preview of safari, 'Open in PDFExpert or so. With the ...
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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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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 ...