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Old 09-13-2017, 06:30 PM   #1
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Itunes no longer handles ebooks -- --

The new version of iTunes 12.7.0.166 released 13th September 2017 no longer includes iBooks.

Does anyone know how to update an iPad from Calibre now that the "connect to iTunes" option is no longer available as iTunes no longer deals with iBooks
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:41 PM   #2
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The new version of iTunes 12.7.0.166 released 13th September 2017 no longer includes iBooks.

Does anyone know how to update an iPad from Calibre now that the "connect to iTunes" option is no longer available as iTunes no longer deals with iBooks

Forgot to say that my iPad is running IOS 11.0 (gold beta) Have tried Calibre Companion and whilst it connects and transfers the books into CC on the iPad and even though I have "copied to iBooks" the books are not actually copied over into iBooks itself.


Ideas ??
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:52 PM   #3
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Forgot to say that my iPad is running IOS 11.0 (gold beta) Have tried Calibre Companion and whilst it connects and transfers the books into CC on the iPad and even though I have "copied to iBooks" the books are not actually copied over into iBooks itself.


Ideas ??
Ditch ibooks
There has to be something else you can use to view epub
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:43 AM   #4
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Try to export from Dropbox into iBook.
That works ar least on my ipad with ios 10
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:20 AM   #5
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It is possible to update iBook using Calibre after the 12.7 iTunes update, but it is a real pain. I'll document all the steps in the hope that it will assist whoever's able to update the Apple interface plugin:

To remove existing books from iBooks:
1. In the iBooks app, go to My Books, tap on Select, select each book you wish to remove, then tap on Delete. You can't remove books using iTunes anymore, as far as I can tell.

To add books from Calibre to iBooks (on a PC):
1. Connect your device to your PC with a USB cable, and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically. Click on the device button in the top ribbon (the one you'd normally click to pick which books to sync). Books are no longer located under Settings, but will be present under "On My Device"--click it. This should show the list of books in iBooks--click Sync if necessary to synchronize. Note that you can't check or uncheck any of the books from here.
2. From the Edit menu of iTunes, select Preferences and go to the Advanced tab. Note the iTunes Media Folder location.
3. Launch File Explorer and navigate to the directory found in Step 2. There should be a Books subdirectory, and under that will be one folder for each author, with ebook files inside of those folders.
4. Launch Calibre. Instead of Connecting to iTunes (which will no longer show you which books are on your device), Connect to Folder, and pick the Books subdirectory from Step 3. Send ebooks to or delete from your device as usual, and these changes will affect the Books folder from Step 3. Close Calibre when you're done.
5. For each book you want to upload to your device, go to Explorer, go into the folder for the author, and drag the ebook file into iTunes, and on top of the Books icon under "On My Device"--they will then appear in the list, and in iBooks on your device. I tried dragging folders to make things easier, and it didn't work.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:09 AM   #6
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McPoodle has described what Apple gives us (of course, what they really want is for all of us to buy books directly from them). But I want to keep all my books in my Calibre Library and sync selected books to iBooks on the device, exactly the same way I manage my books on my Kindle, so I have only One True Library on my computer.

Thoughts? Ideas? Hope for the future?
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:50 AM   #7
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Use the calibre content server, download the book using safari and it gets added to ibooks automatically. Or look into calibre companion or similar apps, although IIRC the latest iOS 11 update broke calibre companion <-> iBooks integration as well.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:33 PM   #8
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My library is 500 non DRM Epubs and about 600 PDFs.

What i’ve tried so far :

1. Calibre content server on, access with Safari, select/download from Safari using open in iBooks option. Works fine but only one book at a time and no sync comparison in Calibre.

2. Export from Calibre to single folder, copy to folder in iCloud, open and save to iBooks . Same issue as 1.

3.Use Marvin communicating with Calibre via OPDS and everything came from the pc to the iPad and into Marvin. If you recopy Marvin does not allow duplicates to be imported so that’s good. Negatives are that Marvin doesn’t handle PDFs and there doesn’t seem to be any way to synchronise Marvin and Calibre. Additionally if I use Marvin I am left with about 100 books from the Apple store. Also not sure about syncing between iPad and iPhone with Marvin

Any ideas ? Be nice to see a Calibre, iCloud, iBooks fully synchronised solution
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:56 PM   #9
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Trying to get third party tools to integrate with Apple products is fighting an uphill battle. Apple doesn't want you to do it. Your best hope is that the iOS version of calibre companion can be adapted to workaround whatever Apple broke in iOS 11.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:33 AM   #10
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Itunes 12.7

You can get books onto you iPad by emailing them to yourself and then opening mail on you device and then opening the attachment in iBooks
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #11
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I removed itunes 12.7 and went back to a previous version. Then had to load all the PDF magazines from calibre again. I am using IOS 11 beta on an ipad pro 10.5. I plan to not update itunes until I find an alternate way to use IOS with calibre.
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