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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How to fix disappearing All my books in iBook

When I open some book it is show me an alert message "This book can't be opened" and then all books disappear.
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iPhone 6 Plus will not open epub files

When I try to download epub files on my iPhone from the internet it used to go directly to iBooks, now it just goes to a blank page. How can I make them open in iBooks again?
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PDF in iBooks is blank but text is shown in magnifying glass

After reading about 20 pages of data mining book in iBooks, next page rendered itself as blank. And all successive pages failed too. When I go to arbitrary (usually blank) page, then return to ...
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Why does iBooks connect to the Internet whenever I copy/paste?

I am monitoring the Internet usage of my applications and I noticed that iBooks initializes a connection to 23.221.221.248:443 whenever I select some text and then copy it. Does someone know why, or ...
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how do I sync iBooks or move books between collections?

I have an Mac OSx 10.7.5 (doesn't come with iBooks) and iPad -- has iBooks in it. I want to do a simple thing, create a new Collection, and move books from one collection to the other. I couldn't ...
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Open ePub in iBooks for Mac without adding it to the iBooks library

(Possibly a duplicate of Preference for adding epub to iBooks) Is it possible to use iBooks on Mavericks to open an ePub without adding it to the library? Possibly through defaults? (defaults read -...
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eBook formats - Kindle to iBook and back?

I am thinking of moving my extensive eBook library to iBooks or Kindle. Has anyone done this, and what does it take? I just don't want book libraries in multiple proprietary formats, and have to look ...
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How can I backup my notes and highlights on iBooks? (pc user)

I don't have a Mac and I want to do what's specified here. Is there a Linux/Windows app for this?
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iPad secretly syncing iTunes U slides to my books

Here's the setting: I am syncing my entire books library on my MacBook with my iPad. On my Mac, there are 122 books (both .epub and.pdf). I also use iTunes U on my MacBook, and some of the courses I ...
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Where can I find a user forum for the brand-new Apple iBooks Author application?

Apple has just released the free iBooks Author application for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Where can I find some information about its capabilities. Yes, this is a "Jeopardy" question.
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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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How do I access my iBooks on iCloud?

There is no icon for iBooks or options to include iBooks on my iCloud whatsoever.
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Is there a way to show an icon in the status bar if iPad is muted?

I "accidentally" muted the iPad (four finger up, slide to the left, push mute button). After that in iBooks an interactive book didn't play ambient audio, which is OK if you remember the muting. But ...
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Enable full screen mode in iBooks on iPhone

A recent iBooks update (1.5, I think) mentions a new "full screen reading mode" that gets rid of the junk on the top/bottom of the screen. How do I actually get into this mode on the iPhone? I can't ...
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Why can't some images in the pdf be viewed on iBook of iPad or iPod Touch?

I have iPod Touch and iPad (version 1). I noticed some images on pdf cannot be viewed on the iBook. Why? Edit The following are my pdf ebooks that cannot be viewed by iBook: Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 ...
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Which ebook format do books from the iBooks Store use?

What is the format of ebooks that the iBooks uses that allows page turning, white on black text, etc.? (I.e., the books you get from the store.)
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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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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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Does iBooks sync metadata across devices via iCloud?

Just updated to using the new iCloud-enabled iBooks for PDFs, etc. On my Macbook, I've also gone and fixed the metadata for all of the books, but it doesn't appear to sync that updated metadata to my ...
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iBooks (OS X) can't download Book

I have an issue where a book of mine doesn't seem to want to download at all. I purchased the book from the iBooks store. At a couple points in the past the specific book in question was deleted off ...
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Send Docs to iPad via email address like Kindle?

Is there a way to send docs to your iPad (iBooks) via an email address endpoint like Amazon has for your Kindle?
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Help with iBooks not being able to send a PDF using the share icon?

My iPad 2 and has iBooks and I'm trying to send a PDF "book" to a friend of mine. The sharing button is shaded so I can't do it!
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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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iPad books do not show all images

I have an iPad2 (brand new) onto which I have loaded books from the app store. Most of these books are showing a blue question make where the images should be. This includes the 'iPad User Guide" from ...
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Share books and bookmarks between all devices

I have lots of books bought or downloaded not from Apple's store. I would like to simply put a book on my mac, then see it on my iPhone and iPad. I also like to read it on my iPad, set a bookmark, ...
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How to copy a book from iBooks with highlighting?

I have a book on my iMac at work which has highlighting all over the book. But when I put the book in my Dropbox and open it on my MacBook at home there are no highlights. Is there a way to preserve ...
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How to delete books from iBooks on iOS 10?

I want to delete some iBooks from purchased off my iBooks app, but the previous solution of hovering above it and an "x" appearing over it isn't working. I have an iPhone 7 with iOS 10.3.2
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How to send a password to iBook buyers?

I'm publishing a textbook on iTunes Connect that has facilitator sections as HTML widgets. I'd like to password protect them as sometimes they have answers to quizzes that ideally the student doesn't ...
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Can you remove PDF's after you add them to iBooks?

I have iCould sync on. So all my books get sync across my devices. Great! Now, my question is: can I remove the PDF's (from my Downloads folder) after I added them? I tried it, it seems to work, ...
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How to reset iBooks app in OS X 10.10

How can I reset the iBooks app, I mean completely reset it to the version that was installed and when first opened, where the app would show "Welcome to iBooks" and "Get Started"? I think I must ...
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Sending a PDF to iBooks (iPad)

How can I send a PDF to my iBooks in iPad without having to connect the iPad to my laptop using a cable? Is this possible at all? Or do I necessarily have to use iTunes and a cable?
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Boot from USB iBook G4 Power PC

I recently got an old iBook G4 (as many of you might have noticed with all of my recent questions :D) and I wanted to install Ubuntu via USB (the iso doesn't fit on a CD and the iBook doesn't read ...
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Check an iBook I'm making on a Mac?

I'm making a book with iBooks Author, for the iBookstore. It's a simple picture book; each page an image. No video. No sound. I don't have an iPad or an iPhone. Is there a way to check how the book ...
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How do I open an EPUB from an email in iBooks on my iPad?

I have my iPad now with iOS 5.1. In the email I have a .epub but when iPad's email program download the file, there is no way to open it on iBooks? Tapping or double tapping on the attachment ...
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iBooks preview not working?

I recently converted one of my books into an iBooks format using Author. However when I connected to my iPad and went into 'preview', I saw my device, clicked it, but the 'preview' button to enable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Copy Books from Mac to iBooks for iPhone without using iCloud or iCloud Drive

I would like to read all of my books on my iPhone in iBooks, but there seems to be no way to copy the books into iBooks. I can't use iCloud/iCloud Drive because there is not enough space available in ...