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  • Tony Giordano Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    After upgrading to Mav. my books were moved. Now they reside in: Users --->MyUserName--->Library (invisible)-->Containers--->>Data--->Documents--->iB ooks--->Books.


    Since Library is invisible iBooks can't see it to add the book (PDF) from that folder.


    If I drag the book to iBooks a message comes up: "This book is already in your library (which it is not). Do you want to replace it with the one your adding?"


    I click Replace and that same message appears. If I click Replace again, the same message appears again and again until I hit Cancel.


    I've relaunched iBooks and the book never appears in iBooks or iTunes. The only way to get it to my iPhone is through DB and then go Open in iBooks.

  • bluevoice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That seems to be a permissions problem. You could launch Disk Utility and repair permissons for your HD.

  • DarkStar Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    If your still having trouble seeing Pdf's it's becuase some pdfs wont sync since they aren't


    In iBooks on Mavericks once you import vie the Menu>File>Add to Library, you should see it in the

    PDF section under the Collections Tab.

    Click on Authors Tab and then ctrl-click the pdf you've added, you should see this:

    Screen Shot 2013-11-01 at 21.30.08.png

    at first the Add to Collection will show None, but if you sellect New Collection or from Sellection

    then you'll be promted to Name it which will showup under PDF insidebar:

    Screen Shot 2013-11-01 at 21.42.30.png

    It will no longer show up in PDFs but in all other gategories.

    This will now show in your iTunes under Books and do not forget to check it so that it will sync to your iOS.

    Don't forget to hit Apply in iTunes to sync the pdfs. 

    In iOS it will showup when you hit BOOKS tab and select from the given list in My case Yoga.

  • Tony Giordano Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    User library is invisible. Running DU is not going to change that, but I did it for the heck of it.


    Just as a test, I made an alias of the "Books" folder and put it under my user home folder. Then, through iBooks,  I attempted to add the book (PDF) and got the same error.


    Can I dump the iBooks pref's, move the Books folder and start from scratch?

  • bluevoice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not sure but you could delete all books and PDF's from your iBooks library. Just select them all and delete.

  • Tony Giordano Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    Where is your Books folder located?

  • bluevoice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I meant deleting the books from the iBooks application. Just select them and delete them.

  • Peter Bowden Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have tried running Disc Utility to repair permissions. I have opened and closed iTunes. I have four pdfs in iBooks: three were in iTunes before upgrading to Mavericks. None are in any category. The situation rmains doggedly the same. The three that were there before are visble in the Books tab when the 'phone is connected, the fourth added after upgrading to Mavericks is not!

    P. Bowden

  • Peter Bowden Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Success! I e-mailed the pdf to myself, opened the e-mail on my 'phone, scrolled down to the attachment (the pdf) and then chose "Open in iBooks". Having got the pdf into iBooks on my 'phone I then synced with iTunes and the pdf now appears ticked with the other books and pdfs in the Books tab when the 'phone is connected. A bit backwards and roundabout, but works!

    P. Bowden

  • Tony Giordano Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    "I meant deleting the books from the iBooks application. Just select them and delete them."


    I know, I was just curious where your Books folder is located since it's not behind an invisible folder.

  • Peter Bowden Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Full circle! I had drag and dropped the pdf into iBooks. I could have got it there by iBooks/File/Add to Library or finally having got the pdf into the "phone tab "Books" in iTunes (see my post above), I could have got it into iBooks by iBooks/File/Move Books from iTunes......

    That's assuming I wished to read it on my Mac or simply have everything tidy!

    P. Bowden

  • Bill Trask Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, Darkstar... I have a similar question.


    I have a Desktop, Laptop, and iPhone.

    All are running Mavericks or iOS7 and iBooks.


    When using my Desktop, I have PDF's linked to my iPhone and they show up in iBooks when using my phone.

    However, when using my Laptop... PDF's do not show up...and are not sync'd to iBooks through my iCloud account even each device is set up to sync through iCloud.


    iBooks Help has nothing on syncing PDF's continuously to all devices using iCloud.


    Do you know if it is possible? and if so, How I might do that?




  • Peter Bowden Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    There is a certain amount of logic to this! Apple/iCloud/iTunes Store have a record of books you have purchased. They do not have a record of pdfs you have decided to put on your iOS device and whilst these will sync with your device's home computer, there is no reason that they should sync with any other. The same sort of thing happened with music prior to the introduction of iTunes Match!

    There is nothing to stop you putting pdfs onto other computers and then adding them to iBooks, but it would, I agree, be a nice surprise if they synced automatically!

    P. Bowden

  • Bill Trask Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Peter,

    When I think of iCloud, iOS7, Mavericks and syncing...

    I think of "connecting" all my workstations (Desktop, Laptop, iPhone) to "specific" files (in this case PDF's in iBooks) together using iCloud.


    If a simple task, like making iBooks connect to all devices, without a lot of work, (or in many cases computer knowledge)... then why all the "Buzz" about iCloud and it's ability to connect?


    I hope someone at Apple is watching the Forums... because this is just ONE example of how the iCloud system is not working as advertised.


    But thanks for you feedback... I can certainly take extra time to figure out how to get my PDF's on the devices I want to use them... BUT, I had hoped iCloud would make that EASY and that it would be done in the background, allowing me to use my time for other things.


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