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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Problem syncing book downloaded using iBooks

Using iTunes I tried to sync my iPad with my PC after downloading an epub book using iBooks on my iPad. However I get an error stating that my PC is not authorized to sync the book to my iPad and ...
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How do I publish a book in the iBook store for both the UK and the USA?

my one friend from UK want to publish a book for UK and USA ibook store I found this page http://www.apple.com/itunes/content-providers/book-faq.html it has all the info but there is a section ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Editing a PDF in iBooks OK?

I have a PDF in which every page has an image that is crooked by almost ninety degrees. Not all the same amount of rotation and some are clockwise, while some are widdershins. I don't want to wait ...
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iBooks library location incorrect

The volume containing my user folder was unexpectedly ejected, now iBooks wants the library to be in "Volume 1" instead of "Volume". Where is the preference file that tells it the location of the ...
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iBooks titles do not show in iTunes

I'm on the latest OS X, iBooks and iTunes. Have 20+ titles in eBooks, most of them added manually as PDFs or ePubs, only 3 bought from Apple. When I connect my iPhone 6, and go to the sync option in ...
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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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Explain and/or fix iBook/iPad sync problem

According to Apple, You can also add PDFs to your iTunes library on your computer by dragging and dropping the PDF into your iTunes Book library. The files will appear when you are preparing ...
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How do I download PDF file?

I am doing web-browsing with Safari on my iphone, and I have opened up a pdf. How do I save the pdf on the iphone? What if I don't want to save it as "ibook"? Thx
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How to change Font size for PDF in iPad running iOS 9?

I have iPad mini 2 running iOS 9. I'm transferring my PDFs to the iPad via iTunes. I swear that I didn't find any option to increase font size in iBooks, not even in iBooks settings.
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iBooks on iPad unable to open a PDF

I was reading a book (in PDF) format in iBooks, and when flipping to the next page, I got a spinning circular progress bar, and trying to flip backwards or forwards had no effect, the spinning circle ...
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How do I clear iBooks download queue on OS X?

I purchased a book but I don't want to download it on my Mac right now. I want to download it to my iOS device later. I paused the download. How do I delete it from my download queue without ...
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Reverse sync PDF files from iPad

I copied some PDF files from my Windows machine to my iPad via iTunes. I accidentally deleted one PDF from my PC and I would like to copy it back from my iPad. How to do it? The problem is that the ...
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Track referrers and link them to actual purchases

I am the owner of some content being sold through ibooks (http://www.sinkronigo.com). Some other websites are adding ibooks links to my books and I would like to know how many clicks to these links ...
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How long does it generally take Apple to propagate subject category changes in my submitted eBooks

I have several books on sale in the ibooks store. A couple of weeks ago I did a minor change to the subject category of all my books. About a week after that I started to notice a drop on sales. I am ...
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How to retrieve a PDF file from an iOS device?

Given two Macs running Yosemite and one iPad running iOS 8, how do you retrieve a PDF file put on the iPad from Mac 1, using Mac 2 ? Let's say that I don't currently have access to the Mac used to put ...
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How do I add a cover image to an iBook that lacks one?

I have several iBooks, purchased from the iBooks store that either never had cover images (typically because they are inexpensive "generics") or have "lost" them on iOS (for reasons that aren't clear; ...
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How to reinstall iBooks on Mavericks? [duplicate]

I have Macbook Pro Retina with Mavericks. Somehow I uninstalled iBooks. How can I re-install it? I tried Google but did not help.
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Generating cross-platform eBooks on a Mac?

I would like to produce an electronic textbook for distribution to my students. Ideally, this would have some of the interactive features like those available in iBooks Author, but I think the book ...
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.ibooks format on the iphone?

I download a ".ibooks" file for this free book and tried adding it to my iPhone library but it doesn't show up. Manually dragging it over doesn't work either. Is it because .ibooks isn't supported by ...
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iPhone/iTunes backup books from iBooks

I have some books in iBooks that were opened from third-party apps, so they are not on my mac. I would like to save them in iTunes and don't find a way to do it. For example there are some apps, that ...
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iOS: How do I transfer a mp3 from Google Drive to iBooks?

I have an mp3 audiobook on Google Drive that I want to listen to in iBooks on my iPhone. How can I transfer/copy/open that file from the Google Drive app on the iBooks app?
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Why is iBooks progress incorrect in my Siri Suggestions, and how is this fixed?

In this case, Siri Suggestions implies that I have just started the book. I've actually been reading it for weeks and am on page 685/1985. Clicking the Siri Suggestion for the book brings me to the ...
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How to move pdf from iBooks to another app like Photos on iPad?

there was this pdf file i wanted to originally take off Safari into my iPad, and the only way to do that seemed to be saving it in iBooks. But after that, is there a way to export the pdf from iBooks ...
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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 ...