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  • 75. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    When you  buy an iBook in iTunes, right there just below the purchase button are the requirements (screen shot from iTunes 11.0.1):

     

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    Nothing is hidden or obscured.  You may not like it, and it may not make sense why there are no computer iBook reader apps, but Apple is quite up front about the limitations of the ebook you are buying.

  • 76. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,300 points)

    With the number of posts on this board with people saying they have iMac, MacBook, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro, with iOS in the signature, I don't know how much that requirement is going to help.  It appears at least some people never pay attention to which Mac OS they are using, and only pay attention to which iOS they are using.     If you are someone who does not know the difference between iOS and Mac OS, please give the iTunes store feedback at this link http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunes.html that the requirements should say "Does not work on Windows, Linux, or Macs."

  • 77. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    But the requirements list the specific devices as well. Surely an iTunes shopper knows whether they own one of the required devices, regardless of iOS version running in it.

  • 78. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,300 points)

    Never put it by a person looking for an exception to a rule, when it is not stated to not exist.  In fact, the lack of statement to the contrary will always get hackers trying to find a contrary solution.   If it clearly says it isn't supported no way, no how, then people can start focussing on feedback through the appropriate channels, rather than complaining here that it does not exist.

  • 79. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    a brody wrote:

     

    people can start focussing on feedback through the appropriate channels,

     

    I doubt there has been any neglect of the feedback channels over the last 3 years that this problem has been discussed here, since that is a frequent recommendation in the half-dozen complaint threads (I count about 700 messages and 700,000 views altogether) which have developed on this topic over that period.  But of course more can never hurt.  Perhaps the 3rd anniversary of iBooks on March 31 will bring a pleasant surprise in the form of a version for at least OS X....

  • 80. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    mreawh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Go to www.calibre-ebook .com and download the reader

  • 81. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,230 points)

    That won't let you read purchased ibooks from Apple that have digital rights management on them - they can currently only be read in the iBooks app on an iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

  • 82. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    mreawh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have already downloaded some ebooks from iTunes and read them on calibre on my laptop. Are you saying that only some ebooks have DRM from iTunes , if so how do we tell which ones have DRM.?

  • 83. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,230 points)

    The ibooks that I've downloaded, some have their 'Kind' as 'Protected books' in my iTunes library, whilst older out-of-copyright books show as 'Purchased books'. I can't see any difference for how they are listed in the store, but I'm assuming that recent/paid-for books are 'protected'.

  • 84. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    mreawh wrote:

     

    Are you saying that only some ebooks have DRM from iTunes , if so how do we tell which ones have DRM.?

     

    You can't really tell before buying.  Whether a book has DRM is determined by the publisher.  You can be sure that all the bestsellers that most people want to buy and read have DRM.   O'Reilly and Take Control books definitely do not have DRM.   Free books I would not expect to have it.

  • 85. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    Fah'rilla Gah'rilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    While I personally feel that purchasing a book does not permit you to redistribute it at your own free will (I am speaking of the collective whole here, and as an issue of morals not copyright law), but purchasing a book SHALL, however, bestow the right to the purchaser to view the aforementioned book on ANY device, in ANY manner, for however long the purchaser wishes. Period. End of Story. (unless of course  N.C., USA is code for <enter your favorite oppressive country here>).

     

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  • 86. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    Fah\'rilla Gah\'rilla wrote:

     

    While I personally feel that purchasing a book does not permit you to redistribute it at your own free will (I am speaking of the collective whole here, and as an issue of morals not copyright law), but purchasing a book SHALL, however, bestow the right to the purchaser to view the aforementioned book on ANY device, in ANY manner, for however long the purchaser wishes. Period. End of Story. (unless of course  N.C., USA is code for <enter your favorite oppressive country here>).

     

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    You may take whatever moral stance you wish on the issue of distribution of copyright material and use thereof.  The FACT is, that most iBooks sold through the iBook store ARE DRM locked to Apple's iBook Reader, and there is nothing illegal in that practice.  Apple chooses not to make an iBook Reader App for anything but iOS.  Moral stances aside, the FACT is that most iBooks can only be read with the iBook Reader on an iOS device.

     

    This forum exists for pragmatic solutions to technical problems, and in terms of the practical issue of reading ebooks purchased form the Apple iBook Store on a computer or non-Apple mobile device, the answer is, you cannot do so - period.

  • 87. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    Klaey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think apple with iCloud feature they should be able to create iBooks in the cloud accessed via a web browser similar to kindle cloud reader. https://read.amazon.com/

    for the time i am going to stick to amazon, till ibooks in the cloud comes to light.

  • 88. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    JessicaArmstrong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    NEVERMIND

  • 89. Re: How can I read my iBooks on my PC?
    NetNathan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Plain and simple..

    Apple owns the books and lets you read what you purchase.  Even though you paid for it doesn't mean you OWN it, obviouly Apple still owns it.

    Is this right......no.  But Apple rules Apple.

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