The iBookstore is just the beginning.
Start with the bookshelf. With a tap, it flips round to reveal the iBookstore, where you’ll find over 1.5 million books and counting.* View what’s featured on the iBookstore or browse by title, author or genre. Find a book you like and tap to see more details and peruse reviews. Select a book and it downloads to your bookshelf, ready to read.Works with iCloud
More ways with words.
Reading on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is just like reading a book. But once you get started, you’ll see it’s so much more. Go from prologue to epilogue by turning pages with a flick, or read in one continuous vertical scroll. Read one page at a time, or turn your device on its side and view two pages at once. Tap to read everything full screen, with no distractions, or read in white-on-black night-time mode. Even alter the look of most books by changing their text size and font.
iBooks and iCloud.
iCloud stores the stuff you care about — your photos and contacts, for example — and makes it accessible from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. iCloud even stores your books. And it doesn’t matter which device you use to download them, because you’ll see every title you’ve downloaded on your bookshelf. If you want it on your device, just tap to download it. So you can read one of your favourites on your iPhone during your morning commute and pick up where you left off on your iPad at bedtime.
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NEWOut with the old edition. In with the new edition.
Books get updated for any number of reasons. Thankfully, the iBooks app supports book updates. That means if a book you downloaded is republished with new or additional content, iBooks lets you know. You can download the updated version free, and it automatically replaces the older copy on your bookshelf.
Put PDFs on your bookshelf.
In addition to keeping all your books in one place, iBooks stores your PDF files. 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 iOS device. Then go to your bookshelf and tap to open one.