Merging kindle books and ibooks libraries?

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    Having both a ibooks library and a Kindle library on my iPad is not very practical. I wonder if it is possible to merge these 2 libraries into one?
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    Different book formats, so no...
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    No, as a general rule, you cannot. Both apps are run by different companies that sell you ebooks with their version of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on them. This is so the publisher can guard against piracy of their ebooks. Apple's iBooks can only read their DRM, while Amazon's can only be read by their devices or apps. If the ebook has DRM, they cannot be read by another.

    I said as a general rule because most ebooks bought at Amazon or Apple have DRM. Some don't, but it's still a safe bet to assume they do.

    Sorry, but that's the way the ebook game is being played. All major publishers put on DRM to protect themselves. As a result, you're locked in as to which device can read that ebook - and no other.

    Hope this helps.

    Marilyn
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    Nope, you cannot do that.

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    I had this same question. It's soo annoying to have material, in iBooks, nook and kobo. I want ONE place to go read. I wish someone would jailbreak this. LOL. Not advocating piracy, just want simplicity.
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    There is a way to remove the drm from eBooks so that they can be put into a Kindle app library.
    Instructions are here: wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/01/how-to-strip-drm-from-kindle-e-books-and-others/
    sorry the above isn't a link, I don't have enough posts yet to be able to add images or links.

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