Right, I'm new to this and not particularly computer literate but I'm after answers I can't get from the Apple support desk. One of the many things I like to do with my ipad is read books. Last year I downloaded about a dozen books onto my mac and then from there onto my ipad, using the kindle for mac application. This all worked fine and these books are on my ipad. Last week I downloaded some more books using kindle for mac, but could find no way of getting them from my mac to my ipad. After a few calls to Apple, it appears that the kindle for mac app is no longer able to get books onto the ipad (they claim it never could but I have a dozen books saying otherwise). Given that the Amazon site makes lots of reference to ipads, can this really be true or re Apple just making it awkward to drive me to ibooks? On which, I downloaded ibooks and after a fair bit of faffing around I got the the ibookstore. Which is awful. I'm certainly not a member of the Booker prize judging panel, but I was expecting that they might have mainstream authors like Philip Roth, Ian McEwan or Martin Amis. I presume ibookstore doesn't currently have deals with their publishers. The actual reading experience using ibooks is also vastly inferior to the kindle application I have on my ipad - an intrusive book cover depiction in the background that doesn't add anything for example. Basically, I want to know if this is just the way of the Apple world and I'm being hopelessly naive to think I might be able to download content onto their lovely machines from non-apple sites, or if there's an easy and legal way of getting content from the much better Amazon library into my ipad. Any advice appreciated and I'm sure this has been discussed many times before.