Originally Posted by kenglade
I'm a new iPod user and I'm having a lot of trouble coordinating with iTunes.
i'm more interested in audio books than music but I can seem to get the files from iTunes to my iPod.
I downloaded some audiobooks to "Books" on iTunes but when i try to synch, the options are grayed out.
How do i create a "Books" icon on my iPod
I know this is basic to you guys but its very confusing to me.
Where are these books from. My guess is that they aren't in the right audio format to play on your iPod where they should be going into the music app under the audiobooks tab (which is under more). This can happen a lot if you get stuff from audible.com etc.
If they came from an online source other than iTunes like audible you likely need to find an app that pairs with that source.
If you got them via importing from CDs yourself they probably aren't in books but in music so you need to change the code yourself (select the tracks, go to info under the file menu and in options change the pop up from music to audiobook)
If you got them via something like bit torrent that gets tricky cause you need to know what file type they are, might have to get into finding a converter etc.
If they came via iTunes you might need to authorize your computer via the store menu. If that doesn't work, you'll have to ask Apple either by making an appointment at a store, calling phone support, online chat etc