- Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Apple Books. Download Apple Books and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Actually it is highly surprising that Apple has not yet released iBooks for Mac laptops/desktops, since all the competing ereaders have done so, which makes buying books from them much more attractive. So I would think that a future release for OS X is very likely. A release for Windows seems a lot less so.
- IBooks is Apple's dedicated app for eBooks, audiobooks, and PDFs on iOS device and Macs. IBooks includes a built-in platform for purchasing both eBooks and audiobooks, called the iBooks Store.
Read storybooks aloud with iBooks Storytime on Apple TV. You can save copies of PDFs from emails and webpages into the Books app. You can also add DRM-free EPUB file format books, iBooks Author books, books that you create with Pages, MP3 audiobooks, AAC audiobooks, and Audible.com audiobooks to your library. Apple Books, formerly iBooks, is an e-book reading and store application by Apple Inc. For its iOS and macOS operating systems and devices. It was announced, under the name iBooks, in conjunction with the iPad on January 27, 2010, and was released for the iPhone and iPod Touch in mid-2010, as part of the iOS 4.
iBooks stands for the Apple eBooks or eBook reader. Referring to the iBooks reader, it is the official integrated app for users to buy and read Apple eBooks, but until recently it is still only available for IOS 8.4 and Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite or higher versions, this means only the Apple users with iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch or Mac computer can get access to the iBooks literally. Compared to the narrow screen IOS devices, many users prefer to read on bigger screen devices like Mac and Windows computers. It is notably comfortable to read iBooks on desktop for its high clarity and resolution screen, but you may not use Mac computers all the time, so what can you do if you want to read iBooks such as the ePub files on a Windows desktop? Generally speaking, you just need to transfer iBooks to your PC and find an alternative reader.
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How to transfer iBooks to Windows Computers
There are many ways to transfer iBooks to Windows PC, following are the top three ones:
Transfer iBooks from Mac computer. For the iBooks which are already downloaded through iBooks app on a Mac computer, it is pretty easy to transfer. You can plug in an USB flash drive, then copy the iBooks from the Mac computer to the flash drive by simple drag & drop from iBooks app, after that you can do it in the similar way to copy the files from the flash drive to your Windows desktop.
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Transfer iBooks from IOS devices. If you have already purchased and downloaded iBooks from the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, you can directly connect your IOS device to the iTunes to sync the files to your Windows. It is not difficult at all. After connecting your IOS device to the iTunes like iPhone, you will see the devices tab menu from the right side of the iTunes. Please click menu 'File' -> 'Devices' -> 'Transfer Purchases from Administrator's iPhone' to transfer the iBooks to your Windows desktop. Or alternatively you can use a free IOS transferring tool called iTools which is more flexible to transfer the contents.
Download iBooks by iTunes for Windows. What you need to do is to launch the iTunes on your Windows computer, then login with the iTunes account from which you have already purchased the iBooks and click 'Account'-> 'Purchased' to open the purchased content list, next you can go to 'Books' tab and pick up the iBooks you want to download. In this way, you don't need to connect any external devices but please make sure you have a good internet speed. Else it might take a long time to download.
How to Read DRM Free iBooks on PCs
As Apple doesn't have the official iBook reader for Windows, so you need to find other software. There are many kinds of iBooks files with different extensions like ePub and iBook etc. Take the ePub books for example, if you want to read ePub books on Windows, you can use eBook reader apps or plugins.
Adobe Digital Editions. Concerning the eBook software, the first one I will recommend is Adobe Digital Editions. It has the important features such as bookmarking, highlights & notes etc., making it simpler to enjoy eBooks. It Supports multiple formats including ePub, ePub3, PDF and so on. You can download it from the Adobe website for free and install it to your computer, then drag an ePub file to its main screen to start open an ePub file with ease. Besides this, you may use tools like Kobo, Nook, Kindle etc., the process is more or less the same.
Firefox with EPEBReader plugin. If you don't want to get extra software on your computers, you can also try to use your browser with eBook reader plugin like EPEBReader for Firefox, MagicScroll eBook Reader for Chrome etc. For instance, you can launch the firebox, then go to a search engine website like Google and search 'EPUBReader', you will find the plugin which usually shows as the first item. Then open it and click 'Add to Firefox' button. Finally, you can drag ePub files to the firebox to open and read. Likewise, you can do it in the similar way if you prefer the Chrome browser.
Additionally, if you get other formats of iBooks or you just prefer to read iBooks in other eBook reader, you may use a free eBook converter Calibre to help you convert iBooks to other formats of files. But please keep in mind that not all kinds of iBooks can be converted/read on Windows. For the Apple specific files with iBook extension, currently there is few third party software support it.
Tips about the DRM Protected iBooks
Above are the common ways to read iBooks on Windows. However, these methods only work for the standard DRM free files, not FairPlay DRM protected iBooks. For the iBooks which are DRM protected, you have to get rid of the DRM copy right protection first before you can read them on Windows. To check if your iBooks are DRM protected, you can right click on the book on iTunes and choose 'Get Info', after that go to the 'File' tab. If it shows the file kind as 'Protected book', then it is embedded with Digital Rights Management protection, which can only be opened from iBooks app currently.
Despite this, there are many kinds of DRM removal software such as Requiem or TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac can help. Requiem was used to be a great DRM removal freeware, but it was discounted in 2012 and the latest version only supports OSX 10.7 and iTunes 9 or lower versions. It is OK to use it on the old Mac computers. If you don't have such versions and want to downgrade OSX and iTunes, personally I don't think it is worthy spending such a long time to use it though Requiem is a totally free software. Instead you may use a tip-top software TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac to bypass all the DRM protection from your purchased iBooks to extract new DRM free books. It takes only three steps to do that, just add the iBook files, customize the output folder and then click 'Convert' to output the new iBook files. Fore more detailed tutorial, please see: Complete Guide to Remove DRM from iBooks.
In conclusion, reading iBooks on computers is a better experience when you are home or office, we highly recommend iBooks fans who use Windows computers often to try to transfer and read iBooks on their Windows computers. It takes only a little effort to accomplish the goal easily.
Adam Gorden is an experienced writer of TunesKit who is obessing about tech, movie and software.
'Transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac – I downloaded PDFs to iBooks on iPad and they won’t sync to Mac. How to transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac?' – From Apple Support Communities.
Many iPad users have such kind of questions when they use iBooks on iPad for reading. Some of them need to know how to transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac or Windows computer for either backup or data sync. Actually, this is very easy task for iPad users. This post would show you different ways on how to transfer books from iPad to Mac computer.
Part 1: How to Transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac via iBooks Settings
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If you have downloaded and installed iBooks on both your iPad and Mac computer, you could make use of the iBooks sync feature to sync books from iPad to Mac computer easily. To sync iBooks from iPad to Mac, you need to do the following things:
- On your iPad, open 'Settings > iBooks' tab.
- Then turn on 'Sync Bookmarks and Notes' and 'Sync Collections' options to enable iBooks sync on iPad.
- On Mac computer, open the iBooks app.
- Go to Preferences (from the menu) and click on General tab.
- Then, check Sync bookmarks, highlights and collections across devices.
- If you want to sync books from iTunes, open iBooks on Mac, open File menu, and then click Move books from iTunes… option.
In this way, you will be able to sync all books you’ve purchased and downloaded from iBooks store on your iPad to Mac computer. Some books you’ve downloaded from other places including PDF and EPUB files might not be included. You could then follow the below steps to learn how to transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac.
Part 2: How to Transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac with iTunes
iTunes is the almighty iOS data and file manager and transfer software tool Apple has prepared for its users. With iTunes, you could easily transfer data and files from iPad to Mac, including iBooks. The below steps would show you how to copy iBooks from iPad to Mac:
- Connect iPad to Mac computer and launch iTunes on your Mac computer.
- Launch iTunes on your Mac computer.
- Open 'File > Devices > Transfer Purchases' option. iTunes would then import all purchases from iPad to iTunes, including books (PDFs and EPUBs are also included).
- Launch iBooks on Mac and then open 'FIle > Move Books From iTunes' option successively.
Now, all the books on iBooks of your iPad would be transferred to Mac iBooks. You could now easily view books on Mac iBooks.
Part 3: How to Transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac with iTransfer Mac
Leawo iTransfer for Mac is a 3rd-party iOS data transfer software app that could help you transfer data and files between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod), iTunes and computer. With this iOS data transfer app, you could freely transfer any books in iBooks on your iPad to Mac computer as you like.
Leawo iTransfer for Mac
☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.
Download and install this iTransfer on your Mac computer. The below step-by-step guide would show you detailed operations on how to transfer books from iPad to Mac with Leawo iTransfer for Mac (here we take iPhone 6 to replace iPad).
Step 1. Connect iPad to Mac computer
Open the software and connect your iPad to your Mac computer via USB cable. Your iPad will be detected soon and displayed on the left sidebar.
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Step 2. Open Books tab
Successively open 'iPad > LIBRARY > Books' tab. You could then view all movies on your iPad.
Step 3. Copy books from iPad to Mac
Right click the books you want to copy from iPad to Mac and then choose 'Transfer to > My Computer/iTunes' option. Then, there would pop up a window to let you choose output directory. You could choose to either transfer books from iPad to Mac computer or copy books from iPad to iTunes on Mac as you like. After that, click the 'Transfer Now' button to start the process of copying books from iPad to Mac.
Leawo iTransfer for Mac supports up to 14 types of data and files for you to manage from computer, including: photos, videos, music, contact, note, books, etc. You could transfer and manage all these data and files between iOS devices and computer. If you’re using a Windows computer, you could make use of Leawo iTransfer for iOS data transferring and managing on Windows that runs after Windows Vista.
Part 4: How to Transfer iBooks from iPad to Mac via Email
Still, you could directly transfer email from iPad to Mac via email within your iBooks app on iPad. It would be extremely easy and cost free. The below steps would show you how to transfer books from iPad to Mac via email::
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- Open iBooks app on your iPad.
- Navigate to the book you want to transfer from iPad to Mac, and then open it.
- At the upper left corner, you could see a menu button, by clicking which you could get to the brief introduction page of this book.
- On the top-right corner, click the share icon with an up-pointing arrow.
- Then, choose share with email.
- In the receiver box, input your own email address and then send this mail.
- On your Mac, log in with the email address you’ve set as the receiver in the last step. Open the mail and choose to open with iBooks.
- Then, the books would be downloaded to iBooks on Mac.
Obviously, it would be convenient and easy to copy books from iPad to Mac computer via email. However, you should have noticed that you could only transfer one book from iPad to Mac at a time.