iTunes 12 and iBooks

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    Looks like in iTunes 12, books have been removed totally, only audiobooks section showing.



    How do we import books to copy to iPad now, that have not been purchased under iTunes?! iBooks app does not appear to have the functionality.



    I presume there is going to be an iBooks update for when Yosemite/iTunes 12 launches, but guessing until then, got to try another way?



    Unless I'm missing something....?
     
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    iBooks>File>Add to Library....
     
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    Or even easier, drag and drop the ePub file into the iBooks library (window).
     
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    Plug your iPad in, open iBooks, drag-and-drop the book.
     
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    iPad doesn't show up in iBooks in Yosemite.
     
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    In iTunes open your iPad, click on Books and choose which books you want to sync.

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    iTunes 12 and iBooks


    As I said, books are no longer in the library in iTunes 12 in Yosemite, only audiobooks.
     
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    Look at my pic.:eek:
     
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    That's on the device. Not in the library.....
     
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    No, it's what ever is in the iBooks library. Only checked items are on your iPad.

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    iTunes 12 and iBooks


    I want to be able to drag and drop individual books, that's the reason for this thread. This ability is now gone it appears. Should have been clearer about that in my OP.
     
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    -Drag your books into iBooks
    -Sync your books to your device in iTunes

    Books are in a separate application, but iTunes recognizes your iBooks library when you sync. Nothing has changed other than instead of books being shown under a tab in iTunes, they are in a separate application.
     
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    Look at post number #3.
     
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    Yes something else has been changed, no dragging individual books over easily like movies and songs.

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    That's not for dragging and dropping straight into the iPad like movies and songs.
     
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    I don't understand how you drag songs and movies directly into the iPad without first putting them into your library. The way I sync books is the same way I sync songs.
     
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    They're in the iTunes library and when you click on them to drag, you get to drop them on the iPad. I used to be able to do the same with books, now I can't. This is the issue I'm looking to resolve.
     
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    You are confused. Do you have Sync Books, All Books selected? If so then any book you drag into the iBook's library will be synced with your iPad. Same as dragging to iTunes except you drag it to iBooks instead. Why is this so hard to understand?

    Now what is it you are looking for?
     
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    iTunes 12 and iBooks


    I don't want to have sync turned on. I want to drag whichever individual books from my library onto the iPad, just like my movies and books. It was quick and easy. I just did it with my mums iPad on her laptop with iTunes 11.

    What you suggest is not the same as I cannot drag from the library to the iPad.
     
  20. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    My workaround on 10.9 was to drag the epub on the desktop, and drag it from the desktop to the iPad/iPhone in iTunes.

    But I guess it should be possible to drag it directly in iTunes…
     
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    You can't do the first part anymore. The second part is also not possible.
     
  22. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried in the beta 2 and I can do both.
     
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    Using the latest iTunes beta?
     
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    Just tried it and it doesn't work. What version of iTunes you running?
     
  25. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the latest.
    You have to got in the "On My Device" tab, select the "Books" item from the left column and drag the file to the table with the books list.
     

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