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  1. BobGuercio

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    Hi All,

    I've just started to use my new IPad and I'm enjoying reading books with it.

    Is it possible for me to read the same books on my PC? IF so, how do I do this?

    Thanks in advance,
    Bob
     
  2. scifan57

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    I'm afraid books purchased through iBooks can only be read in the iBooks app on an iOS device or a Mac computer running OSX Mavericks, which also has iBooks.
     
  3. Gtatler

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    Er .... I beg to differ.

    Synchronise the iPad with iTunes on a Windows PC. Download and install a Windows ePub reader such as Adobe Digital Editions.

    Then using Windows Explorer navigate to where iTunes has stored the epubs downloaded into iBooks.

    My folder is c:\users\my name\my music\itunes\itunes music\books.

    In that folder books are stored by author name - strangely christian name followed by surname.

    You can either open individual named folders or search for a name or book title using Adobe or any other epub reader.

    Ihave almost 500 books and pdf files on my iPad in iBooks, and all of them are on my PC.

    Hope this helps.

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  4. Mickey330

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    If an e-book bought from Apple has Apple's DRM security code imbedded in it, I'm afraid there is no way to read the book on any other device than what scifan57 mentioned.

    Of course, if the e-book does not have DRM security coding on it, it can be read elsewhere (in any .ePub readable program/app). But, if it has Apple DRM - no go. Sorry.

    All you can do is try to access the e-book with an ePub reader. If it works, yay. If it doesn't, then it has the coding and can only be read with an Apple device.

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  5. twerppoet

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    For reading on multiple platforms Amazon's Kindle apps and devices are still the best solution.

    That said, I rarely read ebooks on my computer anymore (yes, I used to do this). The iPad is far more comfortable and convenient. Though if I were doing research I'd probably feel different, as a computer would make referencing and multiple app/book viewing easier.
     
  6. Gtatler

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    As Marilyn says, Apple books may not normally be read on a PC using a normal epub reader. However there are lots of sites which offer free and purchased books. Just Google for free epub books. Some of the sites are very good for books which are in the public domain, such as Project Gutenbourg http://www.gutenberg.org, others specialise in modern books, such as Smashwords.com, and there are lots more. Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
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  7. BobGuercio

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    Thanks to all that replied and gave me advice.

    Bob
     
  8. pjPonzo

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    If you want to read .mobi ebooks that you have on your PC (using the Kindle app on your iPad),
    then you can mail the book directly to your iPad Kindle app and it'll appear among all your other Kindle ebooks

    You'll have to look around the Kindle app to find the email address.
    It'll be something like: JohnDoe@kindle.com

    For example, I have dozens of books I downloaded from gutenberg.org (and many that I wrote myself).
    I emailed all of them to my iPad using the Kindle app email address.
    If I use (for example) my icloud.com email address, I have to look for the ebook in my inbox &#$%@!?
     
  9. zstairlessone

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    Thank you!! I have many .mobi formatted books (hundreds) from reading them on my old iPaq and didn't want to lose them.
     

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