Buying books

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    Bought a book on ibooks, it says its downloaded but I can't open it, and the book icon doesn't look like its downloaded. Any ideas?
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    Go back into the book store and download again under the "purchased" button

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    Don't know whether this is related to your book problem:

    I've noticed that iBooks won't download over 3G if they pass a certain size. (I don't know what the tipping point is.) The book cover will appear on your bookshelf, but the book won't be downloaded till you have a wi-fi connection. I'm guessing the problem is with books with a significant number of images. I had it happen with a travel book and a history book.

    By contrast, I've never had that happen with books from Amazon/Kindle, B&N/Nook, etc., but those books have had relatively few images, and they were all in black and white, as with historic photos.
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    Thanks for the ideas

    I did actually go to the purchased books section, thinking I would re-submit it. The icon was shaded and wouldn't allow me to do anything. I bought a sample book by the same author hoping that when it downloaded the sample it would complete the download of the first book. It did, just as I hoped.

    Thanks again for the help.
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    Correct! The "tipping point" is 20MB.

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