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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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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How to move my iBooks library from one mac to another?

I have a lot of books in my iBooks Library. They are not purchased from iBooks Store so it is impossible to do it automatically via iCloud. What should I do? Some backup? How? Maybe should I copy one ...
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Is Night Mode in iOS really sight-friendly?

I am pretty used right know to reading things on dark backgrounds and I feel that my eyes get less tired than with regular white backgrounds, especially while programming or basically any activity ...
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Are all eBooks in the iBookstore DRM protected?

A few weeks ago I bought a book in the iBookstore. The title of this book is "Der Aurora Effekt" (German). Then a few weeks later I bought the book "The Tributes of Panem" (German version). The ...
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Is there a way to export my highlighted bookmarks in iBooks?

I don't see any native functionality to export highlighted notes made from within iBooks Is there a third-party tool that will allow this?
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Can I use iBooks on my MacBook Pro

I'd love to be able to use iBooks on my laptop. Is that possible? Maybe if I install Lion?
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What is the best way to backup epub and pdf books in iBooks?

If you are going to format your computer, and you are running OSX 10.10 or newer, what is the best way to backup epubs and pdfs that weren't purchased from the iTunes store? I have a lot of books, ...
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Open iBooks files in other PDF viewers in iPad

iBooks permits easy file sharing and import of Pdf files to iPad through iTunes, however it lacks annotation/highlighting. After import, I prefer to open PDF file with 3rd party PDF viewers like Foxit....
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How can I remove a PDF in iTunes?

There are several PDF files which I imported into iTunes to read using iBooks. However, I cannot manage to remove them. By default, iTunes handles the its media library automatically. The PDFs and ...
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Can I read the synced iBooks books from iTunes as well?

I've noticed there is a new category in my iTunes (Books), with all the boocks I synced from the iPad. Can I read books in iTunes on my computer as well ? If not, there is some other way to read ...
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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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How to sync position, bookmarks and notes over iCloud on ePub books

I recently bought several ePub books from the Humble Bundle and from Smashing Magazine, hoping that I would be able to side load them into iBooks and then use iCloud to sync position, bookmarks, ...
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Reading PDFs on iPad without iTunes syncing

I am trying to read for an exam and I want to download exercises to my iPad. I have downloaded the exercises from here. I have no Mac laptop or desktop computer. I am tired of clicking every pdf one-...
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Why won't iTunes let me manually sync PDFs to iBooks?

I have my iPad set to manually manage content (i.e. drag and drop, not sync). I'm trying to add some PDFs to iBooks, but it refuses to let me copy them to my iPad. I can do this with epub books just ...
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How to use time machine to recover a deleted pdf in iBooks?

I just accidentally deleted a pdf in iBooks on my MacBook, and I'm trying to use time machine to recover it. I learnt from the following question that I can only get access to the folder storing all ...
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Can't email a certain PDF in iBooks

I am trying to move a PDF that I opened in iBooks on my iPad, to Dropbox, however whenever I try the share option it will only allow me to print the PDF and not email it. How can I get it out from ...
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How to backup ePubs and pdfs to iCloud

Is it even possible? I have hundreds of books in all these formats sitting in my iBooks library on my Mac. Now, I do notice that I can safely delete my iBooks (purchased off iBooks Store) from my ...
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How do I simplify transfer of Books to iPad [duplicate]

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 iBooks be read without a data connection?

If I am out of my service area can I still read a book in iBooks on my iPhone? If not, is it possible to download part of the book and read it while I am out of the area?
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Is it possible to create a folder in iBooks?

I have iPad and iPod touch. Both I bought just for reading books in pdf format. If it is possible, I want to create some folders to separate the books based on categories I will define.
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How to recover a deleted book in iBooks?

I deleted accidentally a book that I was reading and it already automagically synced to my iPhone as well. It was a downloaded ePub. I added notes and bookmarks there. Now that's gone. Is there any ...
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How do I find out what my iBooks “authorized computers” are?

I saw a "Free" book on iBooks today and decided to download it. I've never used iBooks before. After it downloaded (and I entered my password), I clicked "Read", and iBooks said: Computer ...
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Can I Reinstall iBooks?

So I accidently removed iBooks from my installation. Is it possible to reinstall that app again without reinstalling Mavericks? If so, how?
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Why doesn't iBooks save my place between the iPhone and iPad?

Background: I finally bought a fiction book to read on my iOS devices. It's Redshirts by John Scalzi. I bought it from Apple. It was supposed to be DRM-free but wasn't. So the author got Macmillan to ...
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iBooks automatically generating cover pages for PDFs?

I've loaded some lengthy PDFs onto my iPad in iBooks, and I've noticed that for only one of them, it's seemed to have created a beige cover page for the PDF thumbnail with what looks like the file ...
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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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Moving from Stanza to another eBook reader on my iPad Air

For years, I've been reading ebooks on my antique iPhone 4, using Calibre to painlessly send ebooks to it. I have an iPad Air, and it just dawned on me (I guess I'm slow) that I oughtta be doing my ...
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Specfic epubs downloaded outside the iBooks store not syncing on a particular mac

I have a handful of epubs I downloaded outside of the iBooks Store and read them across two different macs and an iPhone. For reasons I cannot explain some books’ data (highlights, notes, place in ...
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How to get Apples Human Interface Guidelines as pdf (latest version 2015)?

I have been trying to download Apple HIG in PDF, only thing I found was Apple HIG documentation which just gives me an ePub file for iBooks. Things I've (unsuccessfully) tried: share/export from ...
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How do you add a book to multiple iBook collections?

I'd like to organize my books into different collections and have a "completed" collection for books to be entered into upon their completion. The problem is that it seems iBooks will allow a book to ...
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How to add a shortcut to an individual iBook file to the iPad home screen?

I'm currently in the process of creating an iBook for use within my company. Some of the people who will be using it aren't particularly tech-savvy, so I want to make it as easy as possible for them ...
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Is there an easy way in Mavericks to share a PDF file directly from Safari into iBooks?

Safari loads and displays .PDF files nicely. iBooks is Apple's PDF reader app for sync'd and offline access. To move files currently, I have to: right-click in Safari to open the PDF in Preview; use ...
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iBooks: how to sync PDF only?

I use my iPad as PDF reader, so my iPad contains many PDFs which I'd like to sync. It should be the steps below: You need to login with correct Apple ID on every device you want to sync Plug in iPad/...
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iBooks on Mavericks Beachballs Whenever Text Styling Occurs

Whenever I want to change text styling in iBooks the app becomes unresponsive. I kill it in the terminal (killall iBooks), and then the system reports that CoreText.FontDownloadHelper has crashed. My ...
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ePub book not showing up in iBook bookshelf on first generation iPad

I purchased an expensive technical monograph (> $100 (US)) from the iTunes store for use on my 1st generation iPad. It downloaded correctly and I used it for several months with no problem. A little ...
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Managing giant eBook collection with iPad after iTunes update broke compatibility with Calibre?

In an effort to upgrade security, a recent iTunes update broke functionality to Calibre - my favorite eBook management tool. Now I am without a way to effectively manage my eBook collection in a ...
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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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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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Unable to edit author/category for some books in iBook

I know metadata can be edited at the list view, like this: The thing is, for some files this works. However, for others, when I quit iBook, open it again, the author and category comes back again. ...
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How do I create a 'series' of iBooks not originally purchased as a series from the iBooks Store?

Is it possible to create a series of iBooks from epubs not donwloaded from the iBooks store? For example, I have all the series of "Game of Thrones" in epub format (not purchased from the iBooks ...
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Force iBooks on iOS to sync with iCloud

I have my iBooks setup on both my iPhone and Mac so that their contents are always in sync. If I delete a book on my Mac, then it gets deleted on my iPhone, too. However, it usually takes 24 hours ...
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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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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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List view in Apps section of iTunes?

I've got two mac and both are running last version of OS X and iTunes but there's a little difference that I hate and I don't know how to solve: These are the possible views of the Apps section in ...
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How do delete permanently (not hide) some of my iBooks?

I have several iBooks that I have no interest in reading again. I want to delete them completely, but have only been successful in hiding them. I don't even want them in my iCloud storage now, but can'...
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How can I convert a pdf to a format that is compatible with iBooks

I have a pdf file, which I would like to convert to iBook compatible format, which software can I use to do this? calibre seems to be too tough to work with
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iBooks alternate language dictionaries?

Is there any way to change the dictionary used in iBooks? When reading books written in a non-English language I would like to have access to the dictionary function in the book's language (not ...
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How to know if my iOS contains pirated contents

This is my first question here and my question may sounds novice but I am going to spend my vacation abroad so I would like to make sure that my iOS devices are pirated free content. I may have ...
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How to open PDF files stored in iBooks on iPad in Adobe Reader

I have downloaded PDF files and saved them in iBooks on my iPad. I want to open some PDF files in Adobe Reader but there is no option to do so. I looked up on internet and it asks for a PC (which I ...