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Old 11-15-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Question help!

just imported my first epub book to ibooks. and when i tapped the book on the shelf, it says this book cannot be opened because the format is not recognized, or is invalid.
any suggestions??
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:49 AM   #2
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What is the source of this epub? If you paid for it and used Adobe's ADE program to download it (or Sony's software), it's more than likely protected with DRM which iBooks doesn't support.

To read an epub in iBooks without buying it from the iBooks store, the DRM has to be removed first.
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Your book is undoubtedly DRM'd. If you got the book from Kobo or Amazon, use their software for reading it. If you got the book from the library, use BlueFire Reader.

Otherwise you will need to remove the DRM and put the book back on your iPad to read it in iBooks.

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Old 11-15-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
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I ran into this error with some DRM-less mobipocket books that I inadvertently imported into iTunes. It seems that although the program recognizes the format, it doesn't properly convert them.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:55 AM   #6
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i bought the book from bookonboard and have been reading it on my sony reader.
not sure how to De DRM it?
Stanza can read it for sure?

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Old 11-19-2010, 04:15 AM   #7
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Stanza will not be able to read it while it has DRM, but the free Bluefire Reader will. You need to authorise the app with your adobe editions log on and password, and then transfer the book to the Bluefire app using iTunes app file sharing. (Or email it to yourself, use DropBox, or a number of other options).

FAQ here: http://www.bluefirereader.com/help/index.html
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not sure how to De DRM it?
Unfortunately the forum rules forbid going into detail on ebook liberation. Suffice it to say that It is not difficult, and will save you from an almost inevitable DRM related headache in the future.
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