iBooks: A place to put finished books?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by firteen888, May 14, 2010.

  1. firteen888 macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    I just finished my first book on the iPad. I hate to delete it, but I also don't want to just leave it on the top row of the shelf. Is there Any way to move the book to the bottom of the shelf OR put it in a 'finished books' section? I don't think there is but I figure I'll ask in case I'm missing something. I'd like to be able to go back down the line and see all the books I've read. Would anybody else want something like this?
     
  2. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing you can do is click "Edit" in the top right corner and drag it to the end of the collection. Remember, if you delete it it will still be in iTunes if you ever want it back.
     
  3. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

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    I'd love to be able tomove finished books to a separate bookself. (And if I could separqte my fiction and nonfiction, too, even better.) I imported 100 or so epubs--putting them in some semblance of order in the "bookshelf" view was a pain in the ass, butit's so much prettier than list view.
     
  4. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    Change your setting under books in iTunes to sync only selected books? Is that possible? I can't really tell you right now if that works or not because my wife is hoarding my iPad (yea, the thing she told me is "just a toy") and I can't try it myself. But I'm pretty sure you could just not sync the finished ones.
     
  5. RoyalKay macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you can uncheck a book after you are finished and it will delete it off the ipad for you, but leave it on your computer. If you want to make your bookshelf in some order, go the the list view, and got to edit and drag the right side of the title (the three bars) up or down after you have already pressed the shelf sort button on the bottom of the screen. (Much faster than trying to drag the books on the shelf view.)
     
  6. firteen888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know I can remove finished books from the shelf, but what I want is a seperate shelf of all my finished books. Something I can go back to in a year (or something I can show someone else) and say I've read all these books. or maybe an option that puts a "check mark" on the books that have been finished. I know I can keep them in Itunes but it would be nice to have a section n the ipad for finished books.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    We may see better shelf management with updates. At the moment it looks very pretty, but get a stack load of books and its a scrolling mess.
     
  8. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    I do hope they add more bookshelf control. Its very rudimentary right now so i don't see why they wouldn't.
     
  9. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I expect more book management features over time. Maybe we will even see some improvements in OS 4.0.
     
  10. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Guess I did not think about it till now after reading this thread. Your right and I hope with 4.0 and Folders being an option I hope it will carry over to the iBooks App. I'm not so sure it will b/c it's an App and not part of the OS in the same way but your all right, we are going to need a way to manage Books.

    I am not sure I want to be dependent on managing via iTunes like mentioned above. It works but I would think there is a better solution.
     
  11. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    At the same time though, that's exactly how we manage all other content. Granted, for whatever reason, the books are delivered through a separate app and so may require a different strategy. For me it would make the most sense if books were treated just like any other media - as part of iTunes.
     

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