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    :eek: We were given an iPad for Christmas and find it difficult to use as we do not know anything about it, but are willing to learn. I would like to know how to add a book to it. I read about eBooks and they sound good but how do you download them???:confused:
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    There are many ways to download books to the iPad. If you download the iBooks app, they have a store within the app to purchase from. You can also download the Kindle books app, these books are purchased through Amazon, so is a good idea to set up an account with them. Prices vary between the book stores too in case your wondering.

    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.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    You can test drive by downloading any major bookseller's app and loading free books, for starters. That will get you comfortable, then you can branch out. I'm a heavy reader and find the Kindle app the most reliable and least problematic.

    Steps:
    -- Download book app, Kindle or otherwise, onto your iPad.
    -- Go to bookseller, like Amazon's Kindle store, Barnes & Noble's ebook store, etc., by using your web browser (Safari or otherwise).
    -- Create account with the bookseller (or use existing account).
    -- Buy book(s). There are lots of free ones from public domain or freebies from publishers and writers looking to promote their works.
    -- For first-time use, log on to your ebook app on iPad with the same account info as you did on the ebook seller's website. Then you should be able to load your books onto your iPad and start reading.

    There are various other ways to buy and load books, but I suggest this if you're just learning, because it's easy and the booksellers have similar methods.

    You also can borrow ebooks from library systems, etc.
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