Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2011 8:28 AM (in response to queequeg92)
Books on iTunes are meant to be read on an iOS device. Either an iPod Touch, iPad, and/or iPhone. You can't view anything from iBooks on your Mac.
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 9:09 PM (in response to 4cpukid)
But if you download a book via other provider then you can do this, right? I don't see the point really in why I cannot read my books on my MacBook Pro's screen verse my iPhone's tiney screen. Can you get around this by using the iPad/iPhone emulator?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2011 3:41 PM (in response to 4cpukid)
How could your answer possibly help?
I agree the emulator might be the best avenue. Am working that now.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to queequeg92)
I have read the downloaded books (into iTunes) using "caliber".
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.
If necessary, you can also convert to another format (eg MOBI) so you can read on your Kindle or whatever...
pd: Read notes on appropiate version for you... you can download at http://calibre-ebook.com/download_osx
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to queequeg92)
Why on earth would I continue to buy books from Itunes if I can only read them on my IPad? Books I buy on my Kindle through Amazon I can read on my Kindle, IPad, and Macbook. What a joke.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to djbonds)
It's economics. Apple is a hardware company. They make their revenue off the sale of their devices. They don't really generate any significant portion of their income from the media they offer from iTunes and iBooks. What they want is to sell more iPads and iPhones. Once in the Apple ecosystem, many people will stay there. There's nothing wrong with that, that's just their business plan and it works for them. Now, Amazon is in the business of selling content. They do just the opposite. They're not looking to make money off the sale of the Kindles (which is why the Kindles are excellent devices, but sold at very reasonable prices). Amazon wants to sell as much content as they can. So, the Kindle app is available on just about everything with a screen that you can read on. I expect that at some point in the future, Apple may allow the viewing of iBooks on Macs, but only they know for sure. I don't really see any compelling reason at this point to purchase iBooks unless there is content that you want that you can't get via Amazon.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to JoeyR)
I understand your point and completely agree. It's just dissapointing. Hindsight is 20/20. I really wish I had bought this book on my kindle account since it was rather expensive and while I'm sitting here at work twiddling my thumbs I could be reading my book.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to JoeyR)
Excellent reply, very clear and concise. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to queequeg92)
If you can find an .epub reader, then that's your answer. Though, I believe iBooks have converted to a proprietary format, explaining your dilemma.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to djbonds)
I agree. I just bought a book on itunes and want to read it on my macbook pro instead of my tiny iphone screen. What a ******* joke.?!?!?!? I will not be buying books form itunes again, and will be buying them from other retailers.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to JoeyR)
Yea but a MACBOOK PRO is an APPLE device. It's ******* ********.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to queequeg92)
For some books use adobe digital editions