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Questions tagged [books]

For questions about Apple Books (formerly known as iBooks), an application created by Apple for both iOS and macOS to enable viewing of PDF, ePub and .ibooks format files, typically electronic books. DO NOT use it for book recommendation questions, which are off-topic.

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Delete or Update Swift Book in iBooks

I had downloaded the Swift Book 4.0, it updated successfully on my iPhone but not on my Mac. It did not even open the book. I followed the solution here, after I deleted the folder, I opened iBooks ...
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Apple Books app and multiple desktops: How to stop app window to show on all desktops?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 with Books.app version 1.18. I use multiple desktops. When I open the Books app on one desktop, and then switch to another desktop, the Books app window shows on ...
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Books deleting library after startup

Yesterday Books began deleting all books in my library except for a proof generated by Books author, and four books purchased from the Apple store. I replaced the directories ~/Library/Containers/com....
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Books.app not working, Generic icon

I updated to Mojave 10.14.4 last night and when I came back to work my Books.app has a generic icon and will not open. Executing the binary from terminal gives me the following Mar 28 14:01:11 MBP ...
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iPad Auto-delete deleted iBooks, now all my highlights are gone

iBooks iOS recently deleted iBooks for no reason, it's an app I use everyday. I clicked the restore button with the little cloud icon and it reinstalled immediately with every single book and pdf that ...
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I get bad message “Apple books can't find you library”

Where is this library ? iTunes or another library hide in a container or sommething like that? When I launch Books I get this message and button" Retry" or "Reinit library" don't lead anyhere, only ...
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Want to Read vs Wish List in iBooks?

In macOS iBooks I can add a book to "Wish List" while in iOS iBooks I can add a book to "Want to Read". Are these lists not related? Is there no way to see the on iOS books I expressed an interest in ...
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How do I stop Books from removing my local downloaded books? (iOS 12.1) [duplicate]

I have several books in my Reading Now collection in Books for iOS. After about a day, Books will delete my local copy. The file is available for redownload from iCloud, indicated by the cloud icon. ...
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How to buy English books in iOS Books app from Spain?

I would like to buy books in English in the Books app from Spain. I set phone location to USA and changed system language to English but still can't. Is there any workaround to do this? Would be ...
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How does iTunes know where the iBooks are?

I wanted two user accounts and the admin account on the MacBook Pre (2012) to have the same iTunes library (not family sharing nor the older sharing option). Changed the path in iTunes preferences, ...
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What is the best way I can take my book from iBooks and converted into a EPUB format [closed]

I would also like the ability to show my book through Kindle without having to start over with an EPUB format iBooks has a scroll widget that will make it difficult to convert I believe looking for ...
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Apple Books: Adding Series Name

I have been organising a few ePub books on Apple Books for MacOS. In list view, I can add a column to display the Series, but I can’t find any way of adding a series name to the individual book. Is ...
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Use iBooks as cloud backend with Amazon Kindle device

Is it possible to use the iBooks section of my iCloud account as the cloud backend to my book collection, while reading the eBooks themselves on my Amazon Kindle?
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Can't open some ePub books in Books.app on macOS Mojave

Two ePub books that I've bought won't open in Books.app in macOS Mojave 10.14. The books have social DRM (personal information added to the content of the book), and I don't think this should be a ...
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Books - PDF - Preview - Search : “No Results Found”

I recently upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave, and consequently iBooks became Books. I now have an issue with Books which was not present in iBooks. I have stored many PDFs iBooks. Clicking on one ...
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When I try to share my notes from Apple Books, the share menu is empty

This is what I get. Perhaps it's caused by the latest update? I am on iPhone 6, iOS 12. And my iCloud sync for Books is disabled.
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How do I report content errors in an iBook?

How do I report errors in the content of an iBook that I've purchased? The feedback and problems reporting that I've found seems focused on getting a refund, not on repairing errors in the content. (...
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How do I dock Table of Contents in Books on macOS Mojave?

I am on macOS Mojave 10.14.2 and using Books Version 1.16(1636.1). When I am reading a book, the table of contents can be only shown on demand and in auto-hide mode. Is there a way to dock it?
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Using dates for page numbers in iBook Author?

Is there a way (XSL?) to use iBooks Author (or to edit the underlying HTML) so that the page numbers are dates? The value (for me) is an easy to navigate calendar with documents as separate pages ...
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How can two people read the same book on different devices

I have bought a book on iBooks and my girlfriend also wants to read it. But I was wondering if it would cause any problems regarding icloud remembering where one of us stopped reading. I have tried ...
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Books automatically deletes my books when offline, and when there is enough space on device

There is something strange going on with Books on iPad and iPhone. It keeps deleting some books locally, keeping them in the cloud. It's frustrating because it happens when I'm offline and I simply ...
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Can't transfer PDFs & eBooks from iMac to iPad 3 on iOS 6

I see there are loads of questions on this general theme, but I couldn't find one that was precisely . my situation. If I just missed it, someone please point me to it. I have an iMac running Sierra ...
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What is the recommended (official) way to backup apple books (iBook) purchases?

What is the recommended way to make a backup of all the books I have purchased with Apple books (formerly known as iBooks), preferably using macOS? Or may there is even an official way recommended by ...
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How to set multiple-author metadata for an item in iBooks?

While I can edit books' author metadata in the list view, I can’t seem to be finding a way to set multiple authors for a single title. Is there any way to do this, so that I can have, let's say, two ...
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Unable to highlight top of pdfs in iBooks

Highlighting text in a pdf with iBooks is quite convenient unless I am trying to highlight some text at the top of the page. The toolbar then hide what I want to highlight. See the screenshots below ...
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All content inside iBooks disappeared

Title is self-explenatory. I really didn't do anything special, all epubs, PDFs etc are gone. I restarted the computer, same result. I have only used it from my MacBook, no iPhone, iPad or anything ...
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How to change margin width of iBooks in macOS

Is it possible to change the margin width in iBooks in macOS? I'm attaching a screenshot wherre I've marked the width with red arrow. My question is can I shorten or widen the left/right margins?
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How do I force iBooks to sync highlights?

My iBooks books are no longer syncing highlights between macOS and iOS. Highlights I've make on macOS are not appearing on iOS. How do I force this sync to occur?
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PDF reader for iPad with both bookmarks and continuous scrolling, without long save and load times

I'm having trouble finding a good PDF reader for my iPad. Apple's own iBooks app allows adding bookmarks, but doesn't allow continuous scrolling for PDFs, only for EPUBs. This is annoying because most ...
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Download epub that's on iCloud

I have an epub that I unfortunatley deleted from my pc. It is however, still on iCloud and available to me on iBooks (when it's synced with icloud). I would like to download that epub again to my pc, ...
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iPhone: How to ensure iBook files are stored locally

There was a bug in iBooks. When file storage capacity is low, iOS deletes some iBooks files. The bug was that it deleted many files even if storage capacity was ok. And I lost a bunch of PDF stored ...
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iBooks Store: How do I know what format is used?

I see a technical book on the iBooks store which looks interesting. The description tells me everything except: What format (PDF, ePub etc) is supplied? Does the book have DRM? I don’t know whether ...
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export notes within ebook to android?

switching from my iphone 5s to a samsung A6, I am wondering if there is any option to include my notes in my ebooks, transfer them to my android phone, continue to read on that phone and also still ...
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macOS Sierra, Multiple problems with iBooks syncing to iTunes 12

I'm having a whole heap of problems trying to organize my small collection of ebooks. Mostly PDF but a couple of epubs as well none of which came from the iBook store. I'm running Sierra 10.12.6 ...
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iOS 11 how to prevent iBooks from moving my books to the cloud?

I see that my iBooks seems to be uploading my books to the cloud without keeping a copy on my local device. So when I reopen the app, I have to wait for the book to do finish downloading (which is a ...
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Where does iBooks store its documents in Sierra? [duplicate]

Late 2011 iMac running macOS Sierra. I cannot for the life of me find the documents that appear in iBooks. They are not in my iTunes folder, nor are they in ~/Library/Containers/ (in fact there is ...
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How to install iBooks on iPad

There is no iBooks on my iPad. I went to the iTunes AppStore and searched for iBooks and that showed anything and everything but that app. So what is the correct way to use/install/download iBooks ?
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Export iBook collections from an iPad to PC

I have 1500 books, which are PDF and DRM-Free, organized in collections, and need to transfer them to a PC with the same organization. Is possible to export iBook collections from an iPad to PC?
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iBooks couldn't connect to the iBooks Store

I just set up a new iPad with a clean install and logged into iCloud and tapped 'Use iCloud' when starting iBooks. When I try to download a previously downloaded book from the 'My Books' tab in iBooks ...
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Changing swipe direction on iBooks (MacBook)

When I swipe from left-to-right on my Trackpad, iBook goes to the next page. When I swipe from right-to-left, it goes to the previous page. Is there a way to reverse the order for this?
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Can I gift an ibook to multiple recipients as a conference giveaway?

I would like to gift a book listed on ibooks as a giveaway for 175 people at a European conference. Attendees all have iphones/ipads but are based across various European countries. I have all their ...
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Securely erase all user data on an old iBook

I have an old iBook (Model A1007) that I would like to donate, but first I need to delete all of the last user's data so that it is not recoverable. With Windows machines, I usually do this by running ...
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booting an iBook from a live linux usb drive

I have a live usb image that seems to run on my lenovo thinkpad that I'd like to get to work on an old iBook (Model A1007). Things I have tried so far 1) Just turning the computer on with the usb in ...
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Hide finished iBooks?

I have a lot of books in ePub and PDF format in iBooks on my Mac. I sync the next few ones I want to ready to my iPhone and iPad and read them there. Is there a way to set up a workflow so that when ...
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Why is iTunes showing books that don't exist, and how can I delete them?

When I plug my iPhone in to sync I have a "Books" section in the menu of items on my device. In there are some old books that are no longer on my phone, at least that I can see. If I remember ...
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How to prevent default pdf viewer from being changed to iBooks

Every so often the default viewer for PDF files gets changed to iBooks. I want PDF files to be opened with Preview, and I want that setting to persist. I know how to manually change the default back ...
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How can I restore iBooks stored in iCloud from a Time Machine backup?

I found that many of my books and PDFs had been removed from iBooks. I'm not sure exactly how it happened but recently I had both used the Storage Management app (to remove a few specific books) and ...
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Sending ePubs from PC to iOS iBooks via iCloud Drive?

So my goal is to use iCloud Drive to hold all of my ebooks and organize accordingly. On my iPad and iPhone, I have enabled iCloud Drive and by iBooks in Manage iCloud Drive, toggled that on too. From ...
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Multiple “copies” of audiobooks in iTunes

I am using iTunes on Windows 10. There are multiple "copies" (air quotes) of most (not all) audiobooks in iTunes. I used air quotes because when I search the PC for the books, there are only single ...
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No iBook app on iPhone X; cannot find app in App Store

I deleted the iBook app from my iPhone X. To get the app back, I assumed I could fetch it from the App Store. But when I searched the store for the app, the only hits I see for apps are for Audible ...