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Tom67 Level 1 (0 points)



I have created a large ibooks (1,3Gb) and want to distribute it for validation before publication on the AppStore.


If I use a simple webpage with a link to my ibooks file, it works without any problem with a small iBooks (safari download complete and popup asking to open it with iBooks)

but when I tried with my 1,3Gb it will take "hours" before safari complete the download and the "Open with iBook" never appears...


Same problem with iTunes... I did not succeed to install it on my iPad



How can I distribute a LARGE iBooks for peer reviews ?

In the past I used a plist file in order to distribute iOs app via Safari, but i don't know how to do it with a Book...


Thanx for your anwser,


MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Fabe Level 3 (620 points)

    Tom - Put the 1.3 GB file on a server and let the reviewers download it to their computers. I'm assuming they have desktop computers with iBooks Author installed and iPads with iBooks installed. They can then Preview it on their iPads. Download time depends on server throughput speed. - Fabe

  • Tom67 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanx for your answer,

    but I don't want to send them the .iba file, only the iBooks export.


    and I cannot ask to my peer reviewer to buy a mac and install iBook Author in order to be able to preview my book on their iPad.


    I hope there are easiest way to share large iBooks directly on iPad



  • earworms mobile Level 1 (25 points)

    Dropbox the exported book


    Then let the reviewer drag it into iTunes > Sync to iPad

  • Tom67 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would like to share it without itunes...

    using only the iPad

  • earworms mobile Level 1 (25 points)

    Use Dropbox on the iPads you want to send the books to

  • Tom67 Level 1 (0 points)

    i tried to drag it directly to the book on my ipad, but it didn't work.

    I didn't notice I should first drag it in my library and the sync it !


    Anyway, I would like to  find a way to be able to share it without itunes...

    Thanx for your help,

  • Tom67 Level 1 (0 points)

    I willl try dropbox now

    and keep you posted


  • limtc Level 1 (65 points)

    As long as you can get the exported file to others, and let them drag to iTunes and preview on their iPad, that will do. How to pass them the file is another issue - the simplest is to use Dropbox public URL.

  • guidobras Level 1 (0 points)


    I've a 390MB .ibooks file that I made and I need to put it on a few ipads without using iTunes.


    I tried the dropbox method:

    -after downloading the .ibooks file in dropbox and choosing "open with iBooks" dropbox app went stuck on "exporting file" spinning wheel forever.


    So I tried the web download method:

    -I put the .ibooks file on a webserver, downloaded the file with safari then pressed the "open in iBooks" button: the button seems unresponsive. After a *very* long time (20-30 minutes) the file was eventually transferred to ibooks.
    This is going to confuse every user I ask to download the book.


    Do you have any advice please?




  • MichiHenning Level 4 (1,350 points)

    Get people to save the file to disk and put it into iTunes, then sync the book with their iPad.



  • guidobras Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately iTunes is not an option: people using those iPads travels around the world without a computer

  • SoftSkilled Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, same problem here. Although mine is only 20 MB.

    I tried to send it per e-mail but the e-mail client from ipad doesn't know what to do with it. iMessage doens't know what to do with it.

    Is there really no elegant way to do it? Dropbox not ok because of confidentiality issues.

    [Update]: This book of my is a manual for functionality of a multinational organization. Is there a way maybe to install it on an internal itunes server?

  • Mobitek Studio Level 1 (0 points)



    Did you ever find a solution to this question?



  • vinnyvg Level 4 (1,865 points)

    This is an old thread and many of those who replied/had problems are perhaps no longer subscribed to the thread.


    Can you outline your problem ?

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