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tonal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can I share a purchased book from my iPad with another iPad owner?

MacBook Pro Summer 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • 1. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    Fotonat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same question. If I purchase a second iPad for a family member, can I share an iBooks once I am done reading it.
  • 2. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
    No, that is against the EULA you signed up to UNLESS that person is in your direct family and you share the same iTunes account.

    But you knew that really and were hoping that the publishers would let ebooks just be passed around like paperbacks ....
  • 3. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    dwb Level 7 Level 7 (20,210 points)
    Books bought at the Apple store are treated the same way that music and apps are. Any iPad that's registered on your iTunes account can use the book. No, you cannot give them to others - this is one of the downsides of eBooks - and it is true of every eBook reader. (The Nook sorta kinda but really doesn't let one share a book with friends and family. It is limited to 1 share that lasts for 2 weeks. In other words, my mother would get into the middle of the book and it would expire )
  • 4. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    tonal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Frankly, I knew that one of the eBooks does allow sharing for a 2 week period. I believe that it is the Nook..I thought if you are paying $10-13 that you can share a book like a library. Does the electronic book reside on the iPad memory or on the ITunes server? I also was hoping that the eBook business model would be similar to music sharing (5 computers) on ITunes..I assume that subscriptions to newspapers or magazines are the same...only one per/iPad. ? Thanks for your answers!
  • 5. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    bonbon2468 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can I get some clarification? My husband, daughter, and I all have iPods and share an itunes account. We share the same music and load it on all of our ipods.

    If we all get our own iPads, will be be able to share the same books the same way? If so, this is great. We often read the same books, so being able to share ebooks with an iPad makes this an even better purchase than a Kindle.

    Thanks in advance.
  • 6. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
    bonbon2468 wrote:
    Can I get some clarification? My husband, daughter, and I all have iPods and share an itunes account. We share the same music and load it on all of our ipods.

    If we all get our own iPads, will be be able to share the same books the same way? If so, this is great. We often read the same books, so being able to share ebooks with an iPad makes this an even better purchase than a Kindle.

    Yes, absolutely - you are all in the same family, using the same iTunes account. Go for it !
  • 7. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    bonbon2468 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Fabulous! Thanks for the info. I want to make sure I'm getting what I want before making my purchase.
  • 8. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
    You do know that Kindle allows sharing among KIndles on the same Amazon account?
  • 9. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    PeterTraveler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Dear Apple,

    My needs are simple.

    1) I need to be able to read an ebook on the iPad or iPhone. I read a lot on the iPhone right now using Kindle and B&N. The Kindle will sync on both so iBooks needs too!!

    2) I need to be able to share books with friends. I can share B&N books with friends. When I get a good book, I want to share with with my circle of reading friends. I buy 40 to 50 books a year as it is. I love reading. And I love sharing.

    Apple, please provide these two features!

    Pete
  • 10. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
    It cannot be counted on for anybody at Apple to read these forum threads. This is a user to user area, so open letters to Apple are really not going to hit the mark. Please address your requests to Apple.
  • 11. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    dwb Level 7 Level 7 (20,210 points)
    A) you are talking to other users here, not Apple. Use apple.com/feedback to talk to Apple

    B) this is up to the book publishers not Apple
  • 12. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    tonal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    All set..thank you.
  • 13. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    leslie.shen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I find a website that you can backup books from ipad to computer, or share books from ibooks/ipad to other ipad owner. www.ibookstocomputer.com
  • 14. Re: Share iBook on iPad Purchases
    Dave5287 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How do you get an iBook on another iPad on the same account?
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