Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2013 7:33 PM (in response to Sky Singer)
I find the way you've presented your question to be quite interesting - nicely done.
Now, you didn't mention this, but I'm thinking you may have just overlooked this. Just plug your iPhone into the computer and manually sync, making sure Sync Audiobooks is checked under the Books section. That should do the trick!! You will find it in the Music app under More > Audiobooks after the sync. (Indeed it's kind of an odd situation the way that works.)
Audiobooks don't (yet) sync between devices via iCloud. If you purchase a song on your Mac, it will also download on your iPhone (same with books and apps if enabled), but that does not occur with audiobooks. Hopefully this situation will be improved a bit with iOS 7!
Hope that helps!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to Joey!! 【ツ】)
I was hoping apple may be considering adding audiobooks to the cloud also. Ever since the iTunes upgrade back in 2012 I have not been able to consistantly access my iTunes on my PC as far as syncing to the iTunes store and my devices. I have had 3 geniuses work on my computer and it always undoes thex fixes. Since music and videos are available on the cloud I have been surviving for the most part but not with my books. I have a decent size library on iTunes 40-50 audiobooks purchased from iTunes directly. Unfortunately I cannot transfer them on and off my phone from my PC. I tried going to the audiobook section of itunes and a few of my favorites I wanted on my phone were not available for download like movie or music you have already purchased - They are only purchase. It would be AWESOME if audio books were available on the Cloud
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2014 4:35 AM (in response to Sky Singer)
Hi - I think I can help.
Audiobooks don't transfer to iCloud as the file size exceeds the maximum file size allowed for upload / syncing. You need to split the file into a number of smaller ones and then reclassify the files as music files. You can split the file with a piece of software called Audio Book Builder. It's fairly easy to use, and should help.