I want to copy an folder which may contain lots of folders from Dropbox to iBook, and keep the folder hierarchy correct. I used to use GoodReader and works fine, but it crashes a lot under iOS 7.

  • I'm pretty sure this isn't possible. iBooks just isn't intended to support it. You can create "collections" which are essentially folders, but you can only import one PDF/ePub at time and then you'll need to manually sort them.
    – x19
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 22:33

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No, this is not possible since iBooks does not support bulk importing of content from other applications on an iOS device. The three ways to add books to iBooks are:

  • Purchase from the iBooks store and download
  • Sync books through iTunes
  • Send a single book (not several) from another application on the iOS device with the Open In...iBooks option

Also, iBooks does not have the concept of folders and folder hierarchies. It does have Collections, but there is no way to map folders to Collections from iTunes or any other source.

  • I cannot include this as part of the answer, but keep an eye out when OS X Mavericks is released. It comes with a built-in iBooks app, and may probably provide the ability to add folders of books into iBooks and sync them to iOS devices.
    – M K
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 11:41

You can try https://chib.me/dropbooks/

It allows you to sync iBooks with any folder on your Mac. You could use it with Dropbox folder.

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