Buying books on itunes

Discussion in 'iTunes Forum' started by mwhoody, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. mwhoody

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    iPad Fan

    Aug 22, 2011
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    I'm new to buying books on itunes.
    My question is: If I buy a book on itunes site (Store), is that book only for the person that ordered it. Can it be shared with the rest of the families tablets.
    My family isn't to consistent with their tablets, we have an Ipad, a Kobo and a Samsung.
    Would I be able to share it with all these tablets?
    If not where would one buy a book that can be shared?
    Thank you.
  2. giradman

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    iPad Wizard

    Apr 26, 2011
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    Well, let me take a first 'crack' here - now in jest, you probably should just buy the hard copy, read the book, and then pass it along - :D

    First, if you buy a book via iBooks and the same Apple ID assigned to a number of your iDevices, then that book can be downloaded to any shared ID device.

    Second, if say your 'family' has iDevices and separate Apple IDs, then you can now use Family Sharing, so another option.

    Finally and the most difficult, i.e. owning a mixture of different brands and models - likely will be difficult - my wife first owned a Nook and made book purchases, she apparently was able w/ an app to get these onto her newer iPad Mini - don't know the details but hopefully others will 'chime in' w/ suggestions. Dave :)

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