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davesnewlion Level 1 (0 points)

I even have iBook Author app and the books do not appear when double clicked.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Rysz Level 6 (8,132 points)

    You can only read them on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

  • brockmcg Level 1 (0 points)

    I own a macbook pro and an iPhone 4s and I am a very big Apple fan and endorser... but DUDE, Apple is seriously dropping the ball on this one. Do they want people to run as fast as possible to other e-book providers? I'm scratching my head on this one. It seems only logical to make this happen - everyone else is. If anyone at Apple is listening: This is SO lame.

  • Rysz Level 6 (8,132 points)

    All this drama!


    Request features, point out bugs, etc, at Apple Feedback pages here:

  • brockmcg Level 1 (0 points)

    Been there. Done that. Unfortunately, that's about all that's been done. Thanks though. I guess we'll just have wait and see.

  • ceciliob Level 1 (0 points)

    It seems Apple is not that hot firm we are lead to believe. To sell books that can be only read in one device? This is absolutely incredible.


    No wonder the growth of Android devices. Whem Windows 8 comes to the market watch out Apple.


    In the begining of PC you had the market with the Apple II and then you lost it. Do you want to do the same with iOS?

  • PAS-MacBookPro Level 1 (0 points)

    Install Adobe Digital Editions.  Drag the icon for the book to the desktop.  Double-click the resulting icon (it will be an epub file).  Adobe Digital Editions will open and you can read the book.  It's a bit cumbersome, but it works.

  • claimingtrout Level 1 (0 points)

    I wish they would at least be clear when you are downloading a book from itunes what the limitations are. They actually say "read it from ...your computer." Very disappointed in apple.

  • Mireyajg Level 1 (0 points)

    Just drag your book icon in the book section to your desktop. then open it with any ebook reader you have on your computer like kindle, caliber, or adobe.


    Remember  that it will be an .Epub file.


    I have a Macbook pro and an HP computer.

    Hope this helped 

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    Books purchased from the iTunes Store carry copy protection and cannot be read in Calibre or any other Epub reader. Only those free public-domain books from Project Gutenberg lack copy protection and so can be opened on a computer.

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  • recre8ed Level 1 (0 points)

    This still did not work for me. I have a 17" Macbook Pro. I purchased an e-cookbook and the only reason I purchased it through iTunes vice Amazon was so I could seet it on my MAC as I cook, because it has the larger screen.


    Now I've learned "the only application that you can view content purchased from Apple is iBooks, which right now is only available on iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad).  The DRM that Apple locks the content with prevents it from being viewed on any other ePub viewer such as Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)." I do not have an iPad or iPod but even if I did I would not be able to see the cooking instructions, so that is not an option. 


    I did as said in the discussion, dragging my e-book from iTunes to my desktop then double click to open with ADE.  All I get is white pages.  I'm puzzled why iTunes would even sell a cookbook that requires a large screen, when they know it can't be viewed on a large screen. 


    So how do I get my money back from iTunes so I can purchase it from Amazon and read it on my PC (15" screen) with a Kindle App?

  • Rysz Level 6 (8,132 points)

    recre8ed wrote:


    So how do I get my money back from iTunes...

    You don't get your money back. It is your responsibility as a consumer to check the limitations of your purchase BEFORE you buy. Sorry.

  • recre8ed Level 1 (0 points)

    That's what I suspected.  :^(

  • ceciliob Level 1 (0 points)

    It is not a complete solution but it may help:





    Five alternatives that may get your purchases back. They are mostly for song but it may work for apps, clips, book etc.

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