(iBooks question) How can I share a DRM-free epub book that is downloaded in iBooks?

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  1. a7thton macrumors member

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    I have a DRM-free epub book that I downloaded to iBooks on my iPad. I can't seem to find I way to move the file to my iPhone.

    Any ideas?

    EDIT: To be clear, I did not download this from Apple. I downloaded via the web.
     
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  3. shandyman Suspended

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    You can sync via iTunes, by choosing for iTunes to sync the book to the device under settings.

    Or you can just email it to yourself.
     
  4. a7thton thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't figure out how to email it.

    When I go to the book and then click on the hamburger menu, I go to the share sheet and select email, but it doesn't attach the file.
     
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    Synching with iTunes isn't an option I want to explore.
     
  6. shandyman Suspended

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    How did you get it onto the iPad? Can't you use the same way to get it onto the iPhone?
     
  7. a7thton thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded the epub file from Safari. Ios then prompted me, asking where I wanted to store the file. I chose iBooks.
     
  8. shandyman Suspended

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    Why don't you just do the same on the iPhone?
     
  9. a7thton thread starter macrumors member

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    Fair question. I suppose I could, but I've lost the link and it is not the type of thing one could just Google.

    Additionally, it seems ridiculous that I can't move a file out of iBooks without synching to iTunes. So, in that respect, it is more of an intellectual exercise.
     
  10. shandyman Suspended

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    Should be in safari history though?

    There's plenty of apps made where you can't get things out of. It would be nice if iBooks would have a way to sync non-iTunes books across devices, but I guess they assumed that people would import them to each device in the same way.
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Your problem is that iBooks basically wants to send a link to the book in the iBook Store, but your file isn't a purchased book, so it can't do anything. If you try saving it to a file manager, it just saves a .txt file with the message to check the book out, again without an actual link.

    Some of the ePub readers in the App Store will send an ePub over AirDrop and whatever else, if that is something you want to constantly be doing, I'd look into it.
     

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