Will books only be able to bought in iBooks app

Discussion in 'iPad' started by decson, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. decson macrumors regular

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    or direct in store? Anyone know?

    But guess we will find out soon enough if no one does!

    Cheers
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Can you clarify what you mean by iBooks app or in store?

    the iBooks app uses an ePub format, so if you buy a digital book from somewhere else, and as long as it has no DRM, you should be able to drag the file into your iTunes (books section), transfer it to your iPad and it should open up in the iBooks app.
     
  3. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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  4. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Can you explain what you're asking?

    iBooks is the name of the ebook reader app from Apple. iBookstore is the in-store feature of the iBooks that allows you to buy books. If you want to import other ebooks (unprotected ePubs only), you can do so via iTunes. It has a books section for you to drop the books in.
     
  5. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    What he means is that whether any of the actual BOOKS selling inside the iBookstore will be accessible from the regular iTunes Store.

    My verdict says not right now, but in near future
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    oh, I get it.

    its my understanding that you would have to buy it directly from the iPad, every book is essentially an in-app purchase. thats why the actually iBookstore app is not pre-loaded and needs to be downloaded from the App Store first.
     
  7. decson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks sorry about the confusion

    Yeah meant is it in app purchase or could you buy direct just from store.

    Basically wanted to buy a few so when it arrives wednesday can do a big sync :)
     

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