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 aren't showing up. Is iBooks able to sync books not purchased via the iBooks Store? If so, what am I missing?
13" MacBook Pro Retina with OS X 10.9 Mavericks
iBooks ver 1.0 (build 169)
Settings > General Preferences > Sync is checked
I have performed File > "Move Books from iTunes..."
I have authorized this computer from within the iBooks app
iPhone 4S with iOS 7.0.3 (11B511)
iBooks has both Sync Bookmarks and Sync Collections enabled
I have confirmed that I'm using the same Apple ID on the MacBook and iPhone
I had this same problem. I was seeing it in iTunes, but continued to see it when I upgraded to Ventura where finder is used to sync. Originally, I thought it was because I was running an older version of the OS, but when I upgraded the problem persisted. For a long time I got around the problem by using air drop to sync the eBook to my iphone or ipad. I just recently noticed that in my iCloud settings, sync books was turned on (which I didn't want because I have a lot of ebooks and I don't want them all synced to my mobile device). When I turned off ebooks in my iCloud sync setting, all of my eBooks in the Books app started showing up again as options for syncing.
I assume the book in question doesn't show up in iTunes when syncing your iPhone?
You have to get the epub onto your iPhone and open it with iBooks. I used Dropbox to get it on there, I assume Mail would also work. If it states that it can't show epub files, just use the share button to open with iBooks.
I’ve been having a hard time with this as well. Basically the only work around solution I’ve been able to have any success with is to save the ebooks & PDF’s (ones obviously not purchased via iBooks) to a desktop file which is then uploaded to the Cloud. This is then accessible to all of the devices. On my iPhone I have a “File” app which is part of the iOS 11 update & I can then download the desired books onto my iPhone that way. It’s a hassle but at least I’m not having to get my MacBook out each time I want to read something that hadn’t stayed on my device after a backup/sync with iTunes. Hope this helps.