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0sync0
Aug 11, 2010, 07:30 PM
Just got my iPad and loaded several epubs on it. One of them goes back to page 1 whenever I exit and open it again. I tried saving bookmarks and they all go to the first page also.

This epub works fine in the ereader on my Android.



stil
Aug 12, 2010, 12:11 AM
Maybe there is something wrong with that particular epub. Did you get the book through iBooks or some other source.


As far as I know iPad buyers can and will read Kindle books. My prediction is that more Kindle books will be read on the iPad in 2010 than will iBook books. But propping up the market for e-ink devices is not where the action will be.

Kindle books are not available for everyone in every country and you can only use the Kindle app with Kindle books. iBooks purchasing is available in even less countries but with the iBooks app you can load epub books from other sources. It's not just a matter of switching from iBooks to Kindle for many people.

0sync0
Aug 12, 2010, 06:31 AM
Maybe there is something wrong with that particular epub. Did you get the book through iBooks or some other source.

It was converted from another source in Calibre.

I installed Stanza and it works fine with that.

dstunbound
Aug 16, 2010, 11:10 PM
I'm having the same issue and it's driving me nuts. No matter how many times I convert a specific book (from LIT) in Calibre and then upload it into iBooks, it never saves my position. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

ScrewTheDaisies
Aug 21, 2010, 12:16 PM
One of the 35 or so books I've read in iBooks so far was doing something like that. It wouldn't go back to page 1 but to some point I'd stopped at earlier, and bookmarking did work, but it was annoying to have to keep making bookmarks (this was before the app update that made it easier to bookmark). It came as an epub, but not from the iBookstore. It was the only one I had problems with...knock wood.

3lionsbecks
Aug 29, 2010, 09:53 PM
As far as I know iPad buyers can and will read Kindle books. My prediction is that more Kindle books will be read on the iPad in 2010 than will iBook books. But propping up the market for e-ink devices is not where the action will be.

The beauty thing about the iPad is that you don't have to choose just one. You have have them all!

I personally use the Kindle app much more than iBook but only because iBook has terrible selection in Canada and the books they do have are much more expensive (like $11.99 vs $9.99/7.99) than Amazon.

Plus, If I do end up getting a Kindle soon I will be able to share the books between all the devices.

iBook is a little too restrictive at this point (iPad only)

dstunbound
Aug 31, 2010, 09:53 AM
I used Stanza to solve the issue on my end

johnsen9000
Feb 24, 2014, 03:40 AM
This is probably because you have two copies of your book on your computer with the same name. The other copy you have is probably in a cloud system (dropbox?)?. The thing that worked for me was to simply rename my book.

For some strange reason, iBook don't do this, and you can't do a lot of things in ibook that you should have been allowed (rename title if no title is found, or mixed up), but this is the stupidest mistake. Rename your file, and it will probably work.