Which book app: iBooks or kindle?

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  1. Skull21 macrumors regular

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    Which book app are most of you using for reading?
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I like iBooks better but I can read my kindle books on my Mac, my iPod touch, my PC at the office and my iPad. I'm mostly using iBooks for free books right now but I really do like iBooks software better so it could become my primary ebook reader someday.
     
  3. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    iBooks. I converted my kindle books to epub for iBooks. I only had three kindle books, so I'm all set. The kindle apps are fine, I just like being able to add my iBooks to iTunes and having a centralized location for all of my media.
     
  4. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I'm using both, but would much rather just have one. Shall I google to find out how to convert them, or do you have a link to a guide?

    Edit, nvm, googled :)
     
  5. mattpol macrumors regular

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    The selection on iBooks seems pretty limited.
     
  6. sharp65 macrumors 6502

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    I would say kindle for now only because the selection in the ibook store seems a bit limited. I'm sure that will change though as things get added.
     
  7. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer Kindle's selection but it doesn't look as nice. iBooks looks and feels more like a real book.
     
  8. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    I like iBooks but do love the fact that I can read the books I bought with my Kindle using my iPad.
     
  9. Fakejohnsculley macrumors member

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    the iBook app is better than the Kindle.

    but there are currently more titles available for the Kindle than the iBook.

    i'm using both.
     
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  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    You can do this? How??? Does it screw up anything on the Kindle book files?
     
  12. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    You can't discuss circumventing DRM on the boards, but it's doable. The only issue Ive had is that when I open the Kindle book in iBooks, the very first page, which is the cover, is a blue question mark. All other pages, pics and features work great.

    Does anyone know why with the free iBooks, the cover doesn't copy to iTunes? That's annoying, I like the art in iTunes. With other books, the art is in the root of the epub file and it's a jpeg file without the .jpg extension, it's just called "iTunesArtwork" or "iTunesArtwork" I think.
     
  13. RebelRed macrumors member

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    I used both mainly because Kindle had more of what I needed. Either one is fine though. They both seem pretty similar and good.
     
  14. powersurge macrumors member

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    I think I'm going to hold off for a bit on buying books until things settle down. There are some novels that I'm interested in but they are only on Kindle/amazon and I'd much rather have all of my media tied into iTunes if I can.

    edit: Now that I look through both stores they are missing a lot of stuff I'd be interested in anyway. Very few Arthur C. Clarke or R.A. Salvatore novels as an example.
     
  15. 1appleAday macrumors regular

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    Another vote for both. Actually I will get the barnes & noble app once it's out too. I want ti have access to all 3 bookstore on one (kick ass) device! :D
     

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