How to transfer .epub files onto iPad?

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    Hi,

    I converted my PDF files into .epub format, and now need to transfer them onto my iPad from my PC.

    I tried e-mailing them, but the iPad won't download them.
    I tried using the USB cable by dropping them into the DCIM folder, not working.

    How do you do that??
    Thx.
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    I don't know the answer but can't you just drag it into iTunes and sync?

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    I don't understand your suggestion :(

    I am trying to transfer files from a PC laptop, to my iPad. How can I 'drag it into iTunes', if the iPad doesn't let me even transfer it?
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    I just copied this from another thread......

    "I drag epubs into iTunes from windows explorer and drop them on my library.

    Then I connect the iPad, highlight it in iTunes, go to books (across the top, not on the side) and check sync books, then hit sync."

    .......I hope that helps.....let us know if it doesn't.

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    Thanks.

    If I get this right, I need to install iTunes onto my laptop PC first?

    Man Apple is killing me, nothing is more user-unfriendly than forcing users to download and install all kinds of nonsense just to be able to view a PDF !!!!!!!!!!!
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    Is your iPad jail broken?

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    No, I called 1800 Bail-Bonds and got it out of jail. As far as I know, the iPad as new and in original condition.
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    Lol, I was just confused, to sync your iPad, to install iOS upgrades, etc, you need iTunes on your PC......I know some don't like the idea but basically it's just an interface. Once you are sync'd you won't need to connect it very often, it's really up to you from that point on but I am not aware of any other way to get an ePub onto your iPad. It will also back up your iPad so if the worst happens you can restore it.

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    Thank you.

    I finished installing iTunes on my PC, and dropped the .epub file into "library".
    The epub file now appears in the "Books" category.

    I plugged the iPad into the PC, but I do not see "Sync Books" on either iPad and PC iTunes interface :(

    The iPad iTunes interface looks a lot different too. It offers: Music; Films; Ping; Podcasts, Audio Books, iTunes U; Downloads
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    on the books tab. there are two options. add all new books, or add only selected. then on the bottom left.you'll find the option to apply. hit that one. it will then sync .
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    With your iPad plugged into your PC on the left hand side of iTunes you will see your ipad name appear, click on that and then you will see some new tabs along the top of iTunes, one of which should be books or iBooks, click on that and check the sync box then re-sync your iPad.

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    Itunes sybc epubs

    I have over à 1000 books i had on à different device. Now with mij new ipad2 i have imported them in ITunes. When i want to send Some books onto my ipad2 i have trough go to all the 1000+ books and select those i want on THE ipad. This is à totaly different interface as for music or audiobooks where you have playlist which you can orgenise and then sync with the ipad.
    Is There is way to use playlists?
    Henkie
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    Just curious... How on earth did you get your iPad up and running without having iTunes installed?
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    Curiouser and curiouser
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    @The Alternative some apple stores will activate it for you when you buy it.

    The way that I have been loading epubs in my ipad is as follows

    I copy them into dropbox
    open up dropbox app in iPad
    select the epub file
    you will get a small message that dropbox was unable to view the file.
    in the upper right hand corner of the up you will see a square with an arrow in it. click it and select ibooks to open the file. it will load the book onto your bookshelf in epubs

    you can do the same with GoodReader.
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    Not tried that, thanks
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    Never thought of that... thanks for the information. Purchased both our iPads from the online Apple store.
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    I have downloaded a book that is an exe file.

    The file was downloaded into my Dropbox app.
    When I clicked on the book, I got the message that I unable to view file.
    Then went to the top right hand corner and clicked on the square with an arrow through it and got the message that no installed apps support this file.

    I do have the iBooks app on my computer and thought it would open it up.
    How can I open up and read a book that is an exe. file ?

    Thank you
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    Honestly, that sounds strange.

    .exe is an abbreviation for applications/programs, not for an ebook. There is very little chance to open an .exe file on your iPad.

    If the file really only contains an ebook and nothing more, which I highly doubt, but still, than it may be possible to extract the file with either Goodreader, or on a jailbroken iPad with ifiles. But the chances of success are fairly low.

    No one would ever put an ebook into a .exe. The only reason I can think of would be, if the file also contains a load of viruses. Not sure, where the file comes from, but let's say, if you haven't payed for it, and no one selling ebooks sends them out as .exe files, than don't bother trying to open it.
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    I had wanted to read this book called "Angel unaware".

    It was written by Dale Evans ( married to Roy Rogers ) and is about her Downs Syndrome child.
    The book is for sale through Amazon Books.

    However, there was a link to get the book FREE and I dl'd it for free. Once I downloaded it, it showed as an .exe file ? This is the link.
    **** REMOVED ****
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