iBookstore for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vp719, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. vp719 macrumors regular

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    Just wondering if anyone had heard any rumblings of Apple bringing the iBookstore to the Mac App store? I'm wanting to start building up my iBook collection but I'd really like to be able to read the books, as well as browse the store, on my Mac. If there's no news on it I'm going to transition over to the Kindle Apps...but as an Apple loyalist I'm hoping they release their alternative soon!

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  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Haven't heard any rumblings.

    However, I had been using iBooks with my iPhone up until last week and made the switch to the Kindle app. I find I am far more satisfied with the Kindle app than iBooks. I can find a lot more material in my searches and I get good results by typing in the name of the author rather than just the title.

    Plus if I buy a Kindle I can read all my books on it or on any of my computers. Although regular books are my preferred format. Any author I truly enjoy I buy the hardcover editions of their works, or just books that are normally over 100 pages. As it gets too hard on the eye's reading them on the iPhone.
     
  3. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

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    I have read for years on my palm then the iphone. But it bothered me sometimes and the iphone has too many distractions. I used stanza for reading it is the best app if you want full control. But I was reading a series and I could not get any of the newer books in the ereader format. so I started looking at readers. the kindle was about the best between the ibooks reader (it does not have a night mode) Then I finally broke down and bought a kindle. So much easier to read on and now I am back to reading more. and at night I just read on the iphone and they are kept synced.
     
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Buy from Amazon, remove DRM (see Google), use everywhere.
     
  5. vp719 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I decided to buy the Kindle version in hopes of removing the DRM via Calibre w/ plugin so I could read it on any reader. However I can't find the .azw (Kindle) files stored anywhere. I've Google'd solutions for probably 45 minutes now and have found nothing. There is no "My Kindle Books" folder in My Docs, I can't pick a destination in the Kindle for Mac preferences, I've shown hidden files...nothing. The only other thing is searching System Files which I'm having a hard time figuring out.

    Any idea where the Kindle app would be storing my books on my Mac? I'll just chalk this up as another Apple win, Amazon loss...
     

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