The iBookstore is just the beginning.
Start with the bookshelf. With a tap, it flips around to reveal the iBookstore, where you’ll find thousands of books and counting — all for free. View what’s featured on the iBookstore best-seller list, or browse by title, author or genre. Find a book you like and tap to see more details, peruse reviews and even read a free sample. With iCloud, you can have the new books you download on your iPad automatically download to your iPhone and iPod touch too.1 So they appear on your bookshelf, everywhere you want them.Works with iCloud
It’s a really great read.
Reading on iPad is just like reading a book. But once you tap to turn page one, you’ll see it’s nothing like a book. Read one page at a time, or turn iPad on its side and view two pages at once. Tap to read everything full screen with no distractions, or read in white-on-black nighttime mode. Even alter the look of most books by changing their text size and font.
All the highlights. And the notes. And the definitions.
With iBooks, all the tools you need are quite literally at your fingertips. Run your finger over a line of text, and it’s highlighted. Tap a highlighted section and a palette appears. Change colours, switch to underline or add a note. Then switch to Notes View to see all your notes and highlights instantly organised in one place — with tappable links back to the relevant passages. Weird word? Look it up in the built-in dictionary, on Wikipedia or on the web. You can also search inside a book. And since iBooks works with VoiceOver, the screen reader in iPad, it can read you the contents of any page.
New Multi-Touch books for iPad.
Experience the most amazing books you’ve ever read. Books that take advantage of everything iPad can do with Multi-Touch, audio, video and more. Books that capture your imagination and take reading to a whole new level. Now you can flip through a book by sliding a finger along thumbnail images of the pages. You’re no longer limited to the flat images in a paper book: flick through an entire photo gallery instead. Use a finger to rotate a 3D object. Or have text come to life with audio. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced. And it’s something you won’t want to put down.Learn more about iBooks Author
Put PDFs on your bookshelf.
Organise your bookshelf by your collection of books. PDFs — user guides, business proposals, project plans — all go on your bookshelf too. When someone emails you a PDF, open it in iBooks. Or sync the PDFs on your Mac or PC to your iPad, in iTunes. Then go to your bookshelf and tap to open one.