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  1. funrush macrumors regular

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  2. bostonte macrumors regular

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    Fun.

    My library's eBook loans are ePub. I have to convert them to .mobi for my Kindle, and it's not always a clean conversion.
     
  3. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Cool I have a bunch of technical books in ePub format. When I get home I'll get them loaded for my first sync on April 3rd.

    Can you actually double click on them and open them up?
     
  4. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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  5. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Darn it. I was hoping to have a single reader for both epub and pdf's
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Nope, they don't open. It would be nice to have a preview, at least.

    You can, however, edit their metadata (title, author, etc).
     
  7. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    Same here. I have a lot of PDF magazines and I was hoping they would just show up in iBooks.
     
  8. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    Bummer about PDFs. I hope the GoodReader app is released for the ipad ASAP.
     
  9. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    I tried converting some pdf's to ePub using Calibre. Let's just say the quality was less than stellar. I don't necessarily blame Calibre, more the differences between the pdf and ePub formats.
     
  10. brotato macrumors newbie

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    I just dragged all my ePubs into iTunes and it automatically added them and downloaded the "album artwork"

    [​IMG]
     
  11. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Where are you guys getting your ebooks from?

    iTunes doesn't automatically download the album artwork, most likely the artwork came from your epub files.
     
  12. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    You dropped your pubs into iTunes :eek:
    Seriously, I just now noticed the "Books" column there.

    Wah! I didn't get the artwork when I dragged them into iTunes.
     
  13. brotato macrumors newbie

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    You are right, the artwork was actually in the ePub file. When I dragged them in, iTunes said it was downloading album art so I assume that it will for books without artwork. I downloaded my ePubs from www.manybooks.net
     

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