Originally Posted by maleia
Woudn't I have to pay for the iTunes route you suggested?
No, you don't. The only difference between your method and the one on the link is instead of emailing the ebooks to yourself, you copy them via iTunes.
If that still doesn't work, you could install the OverDrive app on your iPad and download ebooks directly to OverDrive. Caveat, OverDrive isn't as customizable compared to other reader apps.