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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Locating the iBooks folder in iCloud Drive

I'm using iCloud drive to sync my e-books via the iBooks app. I noticed that the synced files show up in the All My Files view. I tried to find out their exact location, it seems to be iCloud Drive /...
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Why is iBooks.app taking 650 MB memory on macOS 10.14.5?

I have books of around 110 MB but I haven't used the app very much recently. I tried opening and quitting the app. And quit the process from activity monitor too. It didn't stop. Then, I had force ...
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Apple Books on Mojave stuck

I launched Apple Books on my 2016 MacBook Pro (10.14.5) to continue reading some book I had started on my iPad Pro (where it was purchased). As expected the book was in the cloud so I double clicked ...
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How to convert an epub package to regular epub?

I have some epub files in my iCloud Drive that are essentially packages. I can show package contents and then it shows me a hierarchy of files and folders. How can I convert this structure to a ...
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Don't want iBooks to always paste the “Excerpt From” of what I have copied

I read on iBooks, and some other resources and gather my notes in EverNote. When I copy a text from iBooks to keep it as a note in some other external application like EverNote, it keeps pasting the ...
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Weird and Inconsistent Behaviour Syncing Books with iTunes

I have spent quite a bit of time debugging this, and still can't figure it out. While debugging, I ended up turning off the "Sync Books" option in iTunes. My iTunes sidebar, after clicking on the ...
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Does iOS 9.3.5 prohibit iBooks syncing via iCloud?

Is there anything that would prevent me from syncing iBooks with iCloud in iOS 9.3.5 on an iPad 2? I have a working iCloud account in good standing, with three devices connected: an iPhone SE (MP832B/...
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History of downloaded iBookstore samples?

For some reason—presumably a sync by my iPhone that overwrote my iPad’s more recently downloaded library—the majority of my iBooks were deleted. The books I purchased can easily be restored, but I ...
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Unable to change author name in an ebook on iPad

I have a Mac computer where I downloaded an ePub and then changed the author on the Mac in the list view of iBooks. MacOS 10.12.6 Sierra iOS 12.3.1 for the iPad Then I dragged and dropped the ePub ...
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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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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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“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 do I download the free Swift Programming Language book (Swift 5 Edition) from the Apple Books Store?

I'm wondering how to download The Swift Programming Language Book (Swift 5 Edition) from the Apple Books Store? Easy using iPad or iPhone, but I'd really like to use the download on an alternate ...
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iBooks not syncing/uploading to icloud

I'm using iBooks 1.7 on macOS Sierra (but have had this issue since iCloud syncing via iBooks has been available). Books added via file > Add To Library are not being synced across my devices. I ...
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My Books app in my ipad pro deletes/disappears my pdfs. I am on IOS 12.2 and it is was updated a couple weeks back without issue

What did happen is that I was reading one of the PDFs and the next time I opened it, the Book app was frozen. So, I shut off the ipad. When I turned it back on, I realized that I went from 130 PDFs ...
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What is the current latest version of Apple's Books app for macOS?

In the Books app on my Mac, About Books reports the version as version 1.16. Is this the current latest version? I am running macOS 10.14. Wikipedia article for Apple Books mentions version 4.1 of ...
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Add Webster Dictionary to my iPad Pro

I am not a big fan of the Oxford dictionary. I am used to using the American Webster dictionary. I have an iPad Pro, and I am using Apple Books app. Under Settings app → General → Dictionary, I am ...
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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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IOS accessibility: Turn page in iBooks with headphone buttons / bluetooth keyboard?

I am trying to help someone with disabilities to turn pages in e.g. iBooks on the iPad. All I need for this is a single button, possibly one that iOS can interpret as an accessibility switch. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to sync an iBooks collection created on my iPad?

I recently created a few collections in iBooks on my iPad. When I synced my iPad with my Mac, none of the collections that I created in iBooks on my iPad are visible on in iBooks on my Mac. How do I ...
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iCloud Books: Failed to Load Book Because the Requested Resource is Missing

Since updating to iOS 9.3 and 10.11.4, I've decided to finally try and get my eBooks all fixed up and synced between my devices, since I swap between my iPhone and iPad often when reading. I'm using ...
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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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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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Moving iBooks library to an external drive

Is there any way to move the existing iBooks library on my MacBook (Mavericks) to an external drive and also ensure iBooks treats that as the new location for all future purposes? I am running out of ...
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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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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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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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mp3s set as “Audiobook” have stopped showing up in iBooks

For a while now I've been importing mp3s, setting them as "Audiobook" and listening to them via iBooks, like normal. However, for some unknown reason a few weeks ago, this stopped happening: Even ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Transfer a large amount of PDF files from PC to Adobe Reader (on iPad)

I've a bunch (~200) of PDFs, organized in directories, (Topic wise), that I need to transfer to my iPad for offline reading. I've two problems: First, emailing is not an option. These are around 720 ...
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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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“The operation couldn’t be completed. (BKAgentServiceErrorDomain error 8.)”

I recently updated to High Sierra, and am now unable to open books (ePubs/PDFs alike) via iBooks. These books are there, I can drag them out to my Desktop or sync them to my iPad, but they do not open ...
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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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Where are my iBooks stored in macOS?

I am looking here for my iBooks in macOS: /Users/'USERNAME'/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks But the folder is empty. When I open iBooks (the App) in Sierra, then ...
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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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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 ...