Organized iBooks?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HappyDude20, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    I'm wondering if anyone has an organization method when it comes to iBooks?

    Iono, iBooks is the one area within iTunes and my iPad where it overall isn't organized...:rolleyes:
  2. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    It's gonna take a lot of time and elbow grease to fix it. All the meta tags within the "Get Info" area for each book has to be accurate. Right click each book and select "Get Info". Correct each title and author in the sorting area. It's a slow process.
  3. fifi77 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    I make sure all my books are tagged properly - either using iTunes or Calibre. Then I organise books into collections.

    The two default collections are Books and PDFs, but you can add others. (Just tap Collections and then New). Examples of other collections in my iBooks library are American Literature, Biography, Contemporary Fiction, Non-Ficton, Crime & Thriller, Sc-Fi & Fantasy.
  4. onekerato macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    Calibre can add metadata automatically

    You can easily manage your ePubs and PDFs via calibre. For each ePub or PDF, provide a ISBN number (or Amazon asin number) and calibre will fetch the book metadata & cover art. Calibre also integrates well with the Stanza app for iPad to browse your collection of books.

    Also, if you're reading PDFs on an iPad, using iBooks or other app, you can attach a table-of-contents to the PDF using an app like PDFOutliner ($5 on the mac app store) to quickly navigate inside the PDF.

    disclaimer - I'm the developer of PDFOutliner

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