iBookstore, On iTunes??

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by EarlofCroydon, May 20, 2011.

  1. EarlofCroydon macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2010
    I think iBooks is fantastic and can't wait to start reading books on my new iPad but why is the iBookstore only available through iBooks on the iPad? Apps, Music etc. can all be bought through the iTunes Store on my Mac, don't understand why Apple don't seem to give as much importance to the iBookstore? :apple:
  2. ormie macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2009
    The simple answer: because it's the book store. In all honesty no one knows but I think it's better separated from iTunes
  3. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    If I had to guess I'd say it was more publisher-driven than Apple driven. Downloading direct to the iPad removes the book from the desktop completely and makes it a little less inviting to strip off the DRM and share it freely. Locking it into an "in-app" purchasing scheme keeps the copyright better protected.

    People are quick to blame Apple for every little quirk they encounter without considering that they often need to make concessions to copyright-holders in exchange for their participation.
  4. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2010
    UK, Manchester
    Pretty sure theres a section in itunes store for books no? Dont have mac with me to check.
  5. ormie macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2009
    That's the audiobook section, but you will see the books and PDFs showing in iTunes as part of your library. You can't buy books from iTunes.

    Cheers, Macjim.
  6. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    When you sync your iOS device with iTunes, the books in iBooks are actually copied to your computer.

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