Is it possible to read iBooks on Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Reach9, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Reach9 macrumors 68020

    Reach9

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    I want to buy a book in the iBookstore, however i need to be able to read it on my MacBook Pro. Is there anyway i can do that? I don't want to spend $20 in the iBookstore, and $20 for the Kindle.
     
  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    As of right now it looks like Apple does not have an official way to read iBooks books on Mac. However there is some third party software that supposedly allows you to trasnfer iBooks to Mac.

    You could purchase it on Kindle and download to read it on your Mac, and download the Kindle app for iPhone/iPad and read it on there.
     
  3. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I really don't want to buy it on Kindle and go back and forth, i like having all my books in one place. I'd prefer to have it in iBook, but this might leave me with no choice..

    Do you know what software transfers iBooks on the Mac?
    Is there anyway to convert the iBook into a .pdf?
     
  4. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the link!
    Is there anyway i can convert an iBook i bought into a .PDF file? Or is that impossible?
     
  5. melvinchia macrumors newbie

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    You can try this app called Calibre, that lets you convert PDF to ePub (iBook format), and vice versa.. It will probably let you read your iBook eBooks (in ePub format) on your Mac. =)
     
  6. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Apparently Adobe Digital Editions doesn't recognize Lion yet lol
     

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