12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 5:27 PM by adnixon
adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

I have created a book in iBooks Author, it contains a video when opened, several photo galleries and text. The book is about 35.6MB in size. I have processed it in 'Share'  and sent it by email to my iPad [original - first release - Australia]. On the iPad when you tap on the iBook icon for the email attachment to start the 'Open with' process  it pops a message that it cannot open the file because it is to large 'or someting like that I cannot remember the exact words' . However if I connect the iPad to iTunes on my desktop and drag and drop the same file to my Book folder in iTunes then the book will sync with the iPad and on the iPad open and display the content without any issues. On the iPad there is more than enough storage space [49GB available] to accommodate the 35MB file. Perhaps Apple have sent a file size limit to ensure that there is enough memory available on the iPad to process the file. Perhaps this limit if it exists is set to low or in someway corrupt.

  • tk0us Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)

    in iBooks Author, go to the File menu > Export > choose iBook > next > Export. The .ibooks file can be downloaded through DropBox to your iPad - 2 gig file size limit.

  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    Thanks for that great idea which I can use because I have a Dropbox account but that is not the case with everyone that I want to give a copy of this book to so I guess Apple need to address the issue and in the meantime you have provided a good work around. Thanks Ant..

  • tk0us Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)

    you can give them a link inside your DropBox like the following:

     

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/67213456/How%20to%20use%20the%20Public%20folder.txt

     

    that's how to the public folder in my DropBox

     

    hope that helps...

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    Thanks for that but I am not sure that I would want the book in a public folder but for some that is definately a solution.

  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    Thanks for the direction to FAQ and I am familar with the terms and conditions of use when it comes to the distribution of an iBook where it has been compiled using iBooks Author. Having said that if I was to develop the ebook : epub in Adobe I am not sure that any of Apples terms and conditions would be applicable if I was to distribute and charge for the book using anyother method of distribution thereby avoiding iTunes. I was unable to find any FAQ which deals with the 'Open with' issue that I have.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Your content is under your control.

     

    An epub via an adobe product can be distributed in any number of ways...Apple & the store are just one outlet.

     

    Apple's terms cover what happens when you have an .ibooks file (not .epub) and in that case, there is nowhere to distribute but the store and your own servers. If you sell it, only the store. Otherwise, again, it's your content, so as long as it is an epub, Apple has no control.

  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    An excellent commentary which will answer the un-asked question for many.

     

    I still think that iTunes for many including myself has considerable appeal. As an Australian obtaining the US Tax File Number is a bit of a hurdle which comes at a not insignificant cost and that is simply to get the proof of identify documents properly notarised.

     

    I am not sure why Apple what you to jump this hurdle given that Blurb have no such requirement for non-USA citizens to publish in their Bookstore.

     

    In Australia our law dictates that if you are a publisher then the book is deemed to have been published in the State in which you are domicile [permaned place of residence]. In that case as a publisher I am regulated by the State of Victoria and the Australian Federal Government.

     

    ecommerce certainly throws up some interenst issues. Ant..

  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    I still think that iTunes for many including myself has considerable appeal. As an Australian obtaining the US Tax File Number is a bit of a hurdle which comes at a not insignificant cost and that is simply to get the proof of identify documents properly notarised.

    I didn't have to have anything notarized. But I publish as a company, and the requirements for individuals may be different. As a company, all you need to supply is a copy of the ABN and GST registration documents. No certification of those copies was necessary in my case.

     

    Michi.

  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    I was unable to find any FAQ which deals with the 'Open with' issue that I have.

    If you email yourself a working .ibook file on an iPad and then select "Open with iBooks", and the book won't open in iBooks, I'd say that's a bug. You can report it to Apple. Best place for this is probably the bug reporting feature of the Apple Developer program.

     

    Michi.

  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    Thanks for that I will provide them with my ABN details and see how it bounces. Ant..

  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    Thanks for the direction I will report it and see what is the outcome you have been very helpful as others with your responses I appreciate your time and effort. Ant..