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Read .epub book w/ DRM on Mac Computer

1328 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2012 6:37 AM by Tom Gewecke RSS
LarryEL Calculating status...
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Dec 27, 2012 3:33 AM

What Mac OS X 10.7 compatible application(s) is required to read a book (.epub) with DRM purchased/downloaded in iTunes to my computer iTunes book library?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:17 AM (in response to LarryEL)

    There are no apps for that.  On every purchase page it tells you under Requirements that an iOS device is necessary. 

     

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    To read ebooks like that on OS X, you need to get them from another source and use the free ereader provided by the source, such as Kindle, Kobo, Nook, or Googlebooks.

     

    To ask Apple to change the way this works, use

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to LarryEL)

    These are user to user help forums and none of the participants represent Apple.  Apple reads but never responds to feedback.  They really don't dialogue with users the way you are perhaps expecting.

     

    I think everyone here believes it would make sense to have an ibooks app for OS X.  Nobody knows why Apple has decided not to do that (and to leave this field open to other stores), or has any info on whether they might change their mind in the future.

     

    There have been countless postings about this over the last 2 plus years -- you perhaps did not see them because this is a forum for people who produce ebooks.  The forum for people who read them is at

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/app_store/ibooks

     

    Some threads devoted to this topic are

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3491815?tstart=0

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4089286?tstart=0

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2510403?tstart=120

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