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Why I can't read .epub book?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by susja, Mar 26, 2012.

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    Hello.
    I was Kindle book reader for a while. I used to download .mobi book and read it on my Kindle Fire. Now I am iPad ebook reader :)
    I installed 2 reader apps: Kindle and Ebook reader. I could read my .mobi book only in Kindle app. It looks to me that Ebook Reader has better interface but it does not read .mobi. Well than I downloaded the same book but in .epub format.
    unfortunately Ebook Reader does not open it. I am confused because doc states that iPad should read .epub format.
    What I am doing wrong?
    Thanks in advance
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    what app are you opening the book with your ipad...are you using the native iBook app? it has a view for pdf files or ebooks
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    Hi
    From Apple store I downloaded application 'Ebook Reader' and trying to open .epub book using that app.
    Maybe I should better download iBook app?
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    Well when I tried to open it in iBook it worked fine. I think I'll just remove Ebook Reader and it looks to me that the same book looks much nicer in iBook than in Kindle.
    Thanks
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    From where did you down load the actual .epub book? Because many publishers sell books that only work with their apps. This is due to Digital Rights Management (DRM) which is coding in the e-book for copyright reasons.

    So, once we know from where the e-book came from, we might can better help.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks for your reply but since it works fine wit iBook. I am all set.
    Thanks again
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    Susja,

    I'm not sure if you also have a PC, but if you do, you might think about downloading and learning to use Calibre... an e-book (my generic term for downloadable books) management and converting program. Look it up and I'm sure you will be interested.
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    Brian got it!:)

    Calibre is a super-powerful software.
    Seems that you are a newbie to ebooks, here is the Calibre Guide.

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