Cannot edit the titles of ibooks

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  1. kiran07

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    When i edit a book name in itunes, it is not reflecting in the ipad. It is letting me delete the books from itunes though. Can someone please help me with this? Thanks!
     
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    Try backing up the book deleting it from iTunes, rename it and then putting it back.
     
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    ^^Right now i'm doing it that way only. Editing it in the library & transferring it to iPad & then deleting the old one from iPad. It is a bit tedious to rearrange the books in the bookshelf again though. I was hoping there would be some easier way to go about it.
     
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    Sorry this is the only way I know.
     
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    Go into iTunes on the computer. Find your book, right click on it, and choose Get Info to get the files properties. Go to the Info tab and change the name. Sync, and the new name should be set in iBooks.

    Note, this won't change the cover, unless it is one of those default covers that are blank with a name on them. You only see the book's name in list view, not bookshelf view.
     
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    Thanks for responding biobunny:)

    twerppoet, i tried it your way. Edited it in itunes & then synced it but it didn't work :(
     
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    I tested it on a PDF, but not on an actual ebook store. Maybe that is the difference. Let me check again ( though not with a book I care about ).

    (imagine Jeopardy thinking music)

    Tried it on both a protected and an unprotected eBook from the iBooks store. Both times the title changed. As I noted before, this change is only visible when you are viewing the list view.

    I'm going to do some experiments with the artwork, and see if I can replace book covers too. But later. Got to go right now.
     
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    Ok, it is also possible to change the book cover. Just drop the picture file (I only tried .jpg files) into the Artwork tab. Works like a charm.

    Most books already have a cover in this tab. Before you can change it you'll have to delete the first one. If you don't it will tell you that this type of track can only hold one.

    Books that have no cover work fine, first try. These show up in iBooks as generic brown books with the title printed in a white box. iTunes shows them with no cover.

    A few books display a cover in iBooks, but have nothing in the artwork tab in iTunes. Placing art in that tab overrides the current cover.
     
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    ^^ Yeah i'm able to change the artwork, but only in the library. I downloaded "Emma" from iBooks store & tried to edit the artwork and title, it still doesn't work (i'm checking them in list view mode only). Maybe I need to reinstall iBooks :(
    Thanks for all your help twerppoet.
     
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    Well, before you go too far, try a power restart, and or a soft reset. Sometimes apps get stuck and need a swift boot in their code.

     

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