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[HOWTO]: Convert Docs Into "iBooks" Format (EPUB)

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iBooks has got to be one of my favorite apps. I've done my summer reading and some casual reading through that app. Another thing I love about it is that I love about it is that I can save and view .pdf files on it. But...thats only .pdf files. In this tutorial I will show you how to convert any text document into an eBook formatted for iBooks (this includes eBooks purchased on other eBook stores).

1) You need to download "Calibre". Link: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Once you download and install it, you'll get to this screen, select Apple

As my example I'm going to convert a previous post on this blog to my iPhone on iBooks.

2) Click "Add Books" in the top left corner, and select the file you want (you cannot directly insert a Word document (.doc) so if you want a a word document open it up in word and save it again as a webpage (.htm) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Now that you have added your file it should show up in the middle of the screen like mine, titled "Blog"

3) Next click Convert books in the top bar. (after you have selected the book) It will bring up a screen containing your book's information and you can change the cover image and things like that; its simple.

Note: Make sure the output format in the top right says "EPUB" then click ok at the bottom.

Final Note: It converted your file! Now look on the left, click formats, then click EPUB. (Make sure you have your iPhone or iPad plugged in for this part) If you have your iDevice plugged in then on the screen there should be an option to "Send to Device" at the top (a paper with an arrow) Highlight what book you want on your device then click "Send to Device" and your screen should look like this if it went on.

In addition: When you clicked "Send to Device" it also added the book to iTunes...My file was formatted into a book fairly easily and I made sure it works on iBooks, it did. Its the one with the Apple Cover

Or you could use an online service such as http://iiiconverter.com

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iBooks has got to be one of my favorite apps. I've done my summer reading and some casual reading through that app. Another thing I love about it is that I love about it is that I can save and view .pdf files on it. But...thats only .pdf files. In this tutorial I will show you how to convert any text document into an eBook formatted for iBooks (this includes eBooks purchased on other eBook stores).

1) You need to download "Calibre". Link: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Once you download and install it, you'll get to this screen, select Apple

As my example I'm going to convert a previous post on this blog to my iPhone on iBooks.

2) Click "Add Books" in the top left corner, and select the file you want (you cannot directly insert a Word document (.doc) so if you want a a word document open it up in word and save it again as a webpage (.htm) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Now that you have added your file it should show up in the middle of the screen like mine, titled "Blog"

3) Next click Convert books in the top bar. (after you have selected the book) It will bring up a screen containing your book's information and you can change the cover image and things like that; its simple.

Note: Make sure the output format in the top right says "EPUB" then click ok at the bottom.

Final Note: It converted your file! Now look on the left, click formats, then click EPUB. (Make sure you have your iPhone or iPad plugged in for this part) If you have your iDevice plugged in then on the screen there should be an option to "Send to Device" at the top (a paper with an arrow) Highlight what book you want on your device then click "Send to Device" and your screen should look like this if it went on.

In addition: When you clicked "Send to Device" it also added the book to iTunes...My file was formatted into a book fairly easily and I made sure it works on iBooks, it did. Its the one with the Apple Cover

Or you could use an online service such as http://iiiconverter.com

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iBooks has got to be one of my favorite apps. I've done my summer reading and some casual reading through that app. Another thing I love about it is that I love about it is that I can save and view .pdf files on it. But...thats only .pdf files. In this tutorial I will show you how to convert any text document into an eBook formatted for iBooks (this includes eBooks purchased on other eBook stores).

1) You need to download "Calibre". Link: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Once you download and install it, you'll get to this screen, select Apple

As my example I'm going to convert a previous post on this blog to my iPhone on iBooks.

2) Click "Add Books" in the top left corner, and select the file you want (you cannot directly insert a Word document (.doc) so if you want a a word document open it up in word and save it again as a webpage (.htm) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Now that you have added your file it should show up in the middle of the screen like mine, titled "Blog"

3) Next click Convert books in the top bar. (after you have selected the book) It will bring up a screen containing your book's information and you can change the cover image and things like that; its simple.

Note: Make sure the output format in the top right says "EPUB" then click ok at the bottom.

Final Note: It converted your file! Now look on the left, click formats, then click EPUB. (Make sure you have your iPhone or iPad plugged in for this part) If you have your iDevice plugged in then on the screen there should be an option to "Send to Device" at the top (a paper with an arrow) Highlight what book you want on your device then click "Send to Device" and your screen should look like this if it went on.

In addition: When you clicked "Send to Device" it also added the book to iTunes...My file was formatted into a book fairly easily and I made sure it works on iBooks, it did. Its the one with the Apple Cover

Or you could use an online service such as http://iiiconverter.com

IMG_0879.PNG

iBooks has got to be one of my favorite apps. I've done my summer reading and some casual reading through that app. Another thing I love about it is that I love about it is that I can save and view .pdf files on it. But...thats only .pdf files. In this tutorial I will show you how to convert any text document into an eBook formatted for iBooks (this includes eBooks purchased on other eBook stores).

1) You need to download "Calibre". Link: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Once you download and install it, you'll get to this screen, select Apple

As my example I'm going to convert a previous post on this blog to my iPhone on iBooks.

2) Click "Add Books" in the top left corner, and select the file you want (you cannot directly insert a Word document (.doc) so if you want a a word document open it up in word and save it again as a webpage (.htm) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Now that you have added your file it should show up in the middle of the screen like mine, titled "Blog"

3) Next click Convert books in the top bar. (after you have selected the book) It will bring up a screen containing your book's information and you can change the cover image and things like that; its simple.

Note: Make sure the output format in the top right says "EPUB" then click ok at the bottom.

Final Note: It converted your file! Now look on the left, click formats, then click EPUB. (Make sure you have your iPhone or iPad plugged in for this part) If you have your iDevice plugged in then on the screen there should be an option to "Send to Device" at the top (a paper with an arrow) Highlight what book you want on your device then click "Send to Device" and your screen should look like this if it went on.

In addition: When you clicked "Send to Device" it also added the book to iTunes...My file was formatted into a book fairly easily and I made sure it works on iBooks, it did. Its the one with the Apple Cover

Or you could use an online service such as http://iiiconverter.com