How to Transfer ePub eBooks to Your iPad

Posted April 18, 2010 at 1:18pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 565522 views
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These are instructions on how to transfer a DRM-free ePub formatted eBook to your iPad for reading in iBooks.

Step One
Download the ePub title and save it on your desktop. In this example I will be downloading the iPad Programming book by Daniel H Steinberg and Eric T Freeman.

Step Two
Launch iTunes by clicking its icon in the dock

Step Three
Click to select Add to Library... from the File menu.

Step Four
Select the eBook file from your Desktop and click the Choose button.

Step Five
Click to select Books from the list of libraries on the left. Notice your book is now listed.

Step Six
Connect your iPad to the computer and select it from the list of devices on the left.

Step Seven
Click to select the Books tab.

Step Eight
Check the Sync Books checkbox if it isn't already enabled.

If All books is selected then all your Books will be transferred to the iPad. If Selected books is selected then you will need to look below for the newly added Book and check the checkbox next to its title.

Now click the Apply or Sync button at the bottom right of the window.

You may receive a warning that this will erase all the books on your iPad if this is your first Books sync. Click the Sync Books button.

Step Nine
Once the sync has completed you can open iBooks on your iPad to read your newly transferred title.

*Note: If you do not have iBooks on your iPad you can download it free from the App Store.

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dadanada - December 25, 2013 at 6:21pm
This article is old. Now you should try emailing the epub file to your ipad, click on it in the email, and it will transfer to iBooks.
Bob H - December 13, 2013 at 3:19am
My version of iTunes 11 doesn't have a "Books" tab in the Library Panel. I checked the Preferences, and there's no "Books" option to check. How do I get "Books" to show up in the Library?
MissT - October 4, 2013 at 7:57pm
So annoying I've been trying all week to download on iPhone, iPad and laptop!! 5 hours today and still no success. I see it in my iTunes act on the computer but can't get it on iBooks on my apple devices..
TIM ROMERO - March 27, 2014 at 9:14pm
Right click and Check your properties tab and make sure your computer is not hiding the file. Unchecked this and whamo the book loaded on my ipad
vinvanhorn - August 8, 2013 at 6:31am
Thanks for the guide.Here I've also found an article about "how to transfer ebooks to iPad". I hope it also works.
Rose coco - June 8, 2013 at 7:23am
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