I have 100+ books on my iPad. I had a hard drive crash on my PC, so I obviously had to re-install iTunes on the new drive. The books are from many sources, with only a few from the iTunes store. I was able to transfer apps and music but books have turned out to be a problem. Only the iTunes Store books show in iTunes itself. Is there a freeware/shareware program that will allow me transfer my books from the iPad to either/both my PC and iTunes? This brings up a second question. If I try to update the iPad to the new iOS 4.3.4 it wants to sync first. If I allow it to sync then I lose all those books. Is it possible to update iOS without syncing? Thanks!