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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 can I copy a PDF from OneDrive to iBooks using the OneDrive iPhone app?

I have a PDF file in OneDrive that I would like to copy to iBooks on my iPhone. Usually apps have an option to copy the PDF to iBooks, but apparently the OneDrive app doesn't. I tried pressing the ...
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Synchronizing iBooks with iPad/iPhone does not synchronize collections

When I synchronize iBooks from my MacBook to my iPhone/iPad via iTunes it synchronizes all my books, but it doesn't synchronize the collections (they are all just dumped into one single collection). ...
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IBooks on iPad: 2-page view for PDF

for my studies I am very frequently using iBooks on my iPad, and for many PDF files it would be great to have them displayed, such that 2 pages are shown next to each other. It is a very common thing ...
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Epubs from iBooks not showing up in iTunes on Mac OS X Sierra

I have about a few hundred of epubs that I’d regularly been syncing on my iOS devices until I’ve updated to Sierra a few days ago, when suddenly only a few books showed up in iTunes. I tried turning ...
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Transfering PDFs to ipad on windows?

I got about 300 PDFs which I need to transfer to my iPad Mini 2 but when I press the add folder to library in iTunes on windows I am unable to get the PDF's on, I only get the .epub files up... Any ...
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Transfer PDF in iBooks from iPhone to iPad

How do I transfer a PDF I've saved in iBooks from my iPhone 6 to my iPadPro? Thanks
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Replace updated iBooks (eBook)

How can I replace a updated eBook (not via iBookstore) in Apples iBooks-App (on OS X or iOS) without loosing all the associated notes, bookmarks etc.? For example: Some of O'REILLYs eBooks update ...
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Storing iBooks in iCloud

Can iBooks be saved to iCloud then deleted on my iPad but still be available on iCloud? The reason for asking this is that my iPad is running out of space, so I want to store my iBooks elsewhere.
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Import iBooks folder?

I was running iTunes 11 under Snow Leopard and syncing to an old iPad, the very first one. Now, the latest iPad (pro) needs iTunes 11, which needed higher than Snow Leo, so I'm running it under ...
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How to move books from iBooks on my iPhone with iTunes on Mac?

The first thing I bought was an iPhone. I have a lot of books there in iBooks. Now I would like to sync this library across my other devices: Mac and iPad. I know that the base for devices is Macbook ...
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How do I save iBooks pdfs to an external hard drive?

How do I save all of my iBooks pdfs, located on my iPad2, to an external hard drive?
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Which files are transferred when using Transfer purchases from?

iTunes is still very confusing to me, and today I tried to upload a book on an iPad. After adding one pdf file to the iBooks library on OS X, I tried to sync the iPad. Unfortunately, iTunes insist on ...
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Is there a good alternative to Preview specifically for viewing PDF textbooks?

Preview is great for working with documents, but it isn't very good at handling large textbook navigation and reading. Performance is surprisingly bad, especially compared to viewing the exact same ...
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How to export Calibre's library for Database Support?

I have used Calibre but I would like get more freedom in exporting it elsewhere for edits. I would like to do quality assurance of my books, papers and literature. Calibre does not communicate with ...
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Application for manage and sync PDF collection

Unfortunately is not possible synch the PDFs files using iBook, so i'm looking for an alternative. I have a huge collection of PDF file and i work with different computers. I'm looking for an ...
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Can't synchronize books with my iPod touch

I have an iPod touch 4th generation with iOS 6.1.6 and my MacBook has OS X 10.9.5 with iTunes 12. I have some books (epub) in iBooks, but I can't transfer them to iTunes nor synchronize them with my ...
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How to delete iBooks.app

Is there any way to delete apps that were added by Apple in the Mavericks 10.9 update? In particular, I'm talking about iBooks.app. When I try to delete it, OS X tells me that it can't be because it's ...
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When syncing books on iPad, library shown in iBooks also contains books no longer in iBooks

I add and remove books en PDFs to en from iBooks. When wanting to sync my books and PDFs on my iPad, through iTunes, the list of books and PDFs available for my iPad (from iBooks) shown under 'Books', ...
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iTunes does not have ibooks option

I recently bought mac book air. In that I have itunes 11.2.1 version. Now I want to move all of my contents from my previous mac book's itunes to this new one and completely sync both my ipad and ...
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Delete book from iBooks Mac when I delete it from iOS

I sync "All books" from my iOS device (an iPod Touch) and my Mac, in iBooks. When I delete a book in iOS, it is NOT deleted on my Mac. Instead, in iTunes, the setting changes from sync "All books" to ...
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iBooks - The file X couldn't be saved in the folder Y

A few days ago, iTunes up and dumped every one of my ~300 books (PDFs, added manually from a source) — not any kind of warning or explanation, no upgrade I accepted, the sidebar item just vanished — ...
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iBooks version / iPad

I wish to buy an iPad to have some digital interactive books. The requirements for the books are: "To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later". I don't wish ...
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Rearranging iBooks on bookshelf manually

I'm unable to manually rearrange my iBooks bookshelf manually and would like to put individual books as well as a 'series' of books in their right order.It lets me 'edit' and move to the position I ...
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Preference for adding epub to iBooks

In iTunes it was/is possible to prevent files to be copied to iTunes Media folder. Does any of you know if same de-selection is possible in iBooks? Thanks for lot of useful knowledge sharing
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How can I retrieve the complete “Documents and Data” from iCloud to my Mac?

Is there a way to get to complete "Document and Data" to the Mac? P.S.: All datas where uploaded via my ipad, most of it is in IBooks, a lot of Pdfs and ebooks (not from the store). The thing is 1) ...
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Is there any way to get rid of the TOC page with iBooks Author?

I'm making a picture book with iBooks Author. Each page is one simple image. That's all there is to the book. So I don't need the TOC. Is there a way to get rid of the TOC?
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Can I deactivate the text marker function in iBooks?

Is it possible to deactivate the text marker function in iBooks? I often use the dictionary lookup, but accidentally, I activate the marker function quite often.
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iBooks Author custom layout

I'm looking to build an iBook with iBooks Author which would require a jQuery masonry-esque layout and I have scoured the web for documentation, help, tutorials, and articles that may help me embark ...
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iBooks - is there a way to organize bookmarks by page number?

Over the last year, I've replaced (and expanded) my library of programming books from physical copies to ebooks. In each book, I have a host of bookmarks. Unfortunately, I didn't save them in one ...
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Can iBooks be synced from an iPad to a new computer to save my documents?

I formated my Mac after a few years of work and forgot to do books backup because iPad was lightly used. As a result all my books stuck on the iPad and if I want to add some new from a computer it ...
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Is there a way to change the language for Wikipedia searches in iBooks on iOS, without changing the language settings for the device?

I live in Norway so I have my iPad 2 language set to Norwegian. Most of the books I read in iBooks are english. The dictionary is English which is great, however I often try to look up words that are ...
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How do I delete a paused book from iBooks on iPad?

While fishing for free books, I tapped purchase for a book which is larger than 500mb. I've noticed the size only after buying. I paused the download by tapping on the book. Now I was not able to ...
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Use HTML as primary source for an e-book usable in Apple's iBooks?

Is this possible? Basically, someone I am working with has a bunch of HTML documents. He would like to put them into an e-book usable in Apple's iBooks. Is that possible? If so, a general pointer ...
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Can no longer email myself a .epub file and open in iBooks? (used to be able to)

I used to email myself some .epub files (using Gmail), and then on the iPad, in the email program, click on the .epub file and then choose to open in iBooks, and read, highlight, and add notes to the ...
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iBooks ePubs lost all cover art after iOS5 update

After I upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPad 2, iBooks no longer shows any cover art for ePubs that I have imported. Anything that is from the iBook store shows art fine, along with PDFs. Is there a solution ...
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Utility to integrate iTunes with Amazon

Is there any utility or script that integrates with iTunes and helps me organize my libraries by doing lookups on large databases such as Amazon? For example: downloading track names from Amazon ...
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How do I get my books on the iBook store?

How do I get my books on the iBook store?
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How to automatically transfer all ebooks from iphone to iPad

I am using my iPhone to download and or purchase ebooks (sometimes pdf sometimes ePub). Those are not all purchased from apple. I would like to know how to transfer them automatically From my iPhone ...
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Problems with Books sync between iPad and iMac

Ever since macOS changed how it syncs with iPadOS I have found operations unsatisfactory and I wonder if there is any solution. I have a number of books which I read in Books on the iMac 10.15.3, ...

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