Problem With eBooks.

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by NLAlston, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. NLAlston
    Offline

    NLAlston iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I just recently attempted to load one of my eBooks into my IPad (following instructions given in the IPad's PDF user guide), but with no success.

    My eBook is not one purchased from the Apple Marketplace, but one that I had already owned - and had successfully married to my Sony PRS-600 Reader. It simply does not show up at all, despite anything that I have tried to do. I am using the free iBook reader, and wonder if purchasing the 'GoodReader' program is what might give me what I am looking for.
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    Sorry to hear of the problems you are having. The iPad manual suggests several ways to get books into iBooks and I wonder which you had tried? One way I've used in the past is to email the book from my PC to myself and receive it on the iPad as an attachment to the email. If it's big, then you get an icon saying that it's not all been downloaded and you have to touch that icon to download the rest of the book. Then touch *and hold* the attachment icon and a small 'call out' will appear asking you if you want to open the attachment in iBooks.

    If this doesn't help, get back to us and we'll figure some more possibilities.

    Enjoy your iPad

    Tim
    Scotland
  3. NLAlston
    Offline

    NLAlston iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks Tim.

    I have gotten this matter well in hand, now, as I have the 'GoodReader APP' to handle my eBooks. I had posted similar in another thread, and received a wealth of information there, from the very nice & helpful people at this site. But I appreciate your stepping forward, also, to try and help me through what I was experiencing. Hopefully, I can be of such help to someone else here - one day :).
  4. hapishap
    Offline

    hapishap iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    What format is your ebook in? Although Goodreader is a great app, it deals with pdf files primarily (although it does others such as txt, doc, xls etc) but it does not handle epub.

    If you can tell us what file format you are dealing with we can guide you better.
  5. NLAlston
    Offline

    NLAlston iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    It wasn't that many Epubs that I had, but there were a few that I was rather keen on. However, I have converted those Epubs to PDF's (via Calibre) now that I no longer have my Sony Reader (given to one of our daughters).
  6. hapishap
    Offline

    hapishap iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    ePub is a great format to use. Get Stanza (free) and use the epubs there.
  7. thegreatone3
    Offline

    thegreatone3 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Agree that emailing to yourself is an easy way to get your epubs into iBooks. Also, if you're already using Calibre, it can upload your books straight to your iPad when it's connected.
  8. NLAlston
    Offline

    NLAlston iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks. I wasn't aware that Calibre could bus books into the iPad. I thought, for sure, that it had to be done by one of Apple's apps.
  9. GeeWillikers
    Offline

    GeeWillikers iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    71
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    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.

    Viola.
Similar Threads
  1. Ajh60
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,136
  2. lexjah
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,105
  3. whomadewho
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,625
  4. mij1950
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    630
  5. clermont
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    900
Loading...

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
ebook loading error on ipad
,
ebooks problems
,
error loading ebook on ipad
,
ipad as ebook have problem
,
ipad loading of ebooks issues
,
issues downloading ebook on ipad
,
issues loading ebooks
,
problem downloading ebooks
,
problem downloading ebooks on ipad
,
problem downloading ebooks to ipad
,
problem loading books to ipad
,
problems downloading an ebook on my ipad from ets
,
problems downloading ebooks on ipad
,
problems downloading ebooks to ipad
,
problems with ebooks on ipad
,

there was a problem loading your ebook

,
trouble downloading ebooks to i pas
,
trouble downloading ebooks to ipad
,
trouble loading book in ipad
,
trouble loading books on my ipad