Apple now adding 1 million new iBooks users per week and other new statsWith the forthcoming release of its new operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 12, Apple is signaling a new emphasis on digital book and audiobook sales. The new operating system, set to hit in the fall, will replace Apple's long-serving iBooks app with a new Apple Books app. The new e-book app will, according to Apple, offer an enhanced reading experience and will make book discovery easier. Editorial, in particularly, will be front and center and more visible in the app. The new book store tab will offer a selection of bestsellers and staff picks, as well as books on sale and those offered for free. Perhaps of more importance, will the introduction of audiobook sales directly in the app;.
Apple’s iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here
Until now. With the new name comes a new look—for those parts of the app you spend the least amount of time using. The page layouts look the same. The typefaces you can use to display your books remain the same. What has changed is the virtual space in which your ebooks reside and the stores from which you obtain them. The changes start with the Reading Now screen, the first screen you see when you open Books.
What kind of files iBooks supports? Before moving to descriptions of sites, let me share basic tips on how to add own books to iBooks app on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch:. Via iTunes desktop app You have this app pre-downloaded on Mac computer, and you can also get it for Windows. To add own books you have to connect the iPad or iPhone via cable to the computer. The most common method is to send an email to yourself, with epub file as an attachment. Use Safari to open a file from url address Some sites Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks are among them have clear url addresses of ebook files. When you tap on a link to epub file ending with.
The easiest place to pick up a book for your iPad or iPhone is in the iBooks Store itself. Click on Free Books. Below that, you can browse free books, labeled by category. That said, be careful: Some copyright-free books have multiple versions uploaded by different publishers, and though they may all contain the same content, certain ones may cost money while others are available for free. A few good places to start when searching Project Gutenberg include its top ebooks , popular ebooks , and newly added ebooks. After that, the book will begin downloading to your library, and should automatically show up on all of your devices that have iBooks installed.
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Find the books you want
Looking for some good books to read on your iPhone or iPad? Below you will find a chart of the top most popular and best selling ebooks of at the Apple iBookstore.
And that brings up a question many authors ask. The answer to the question of who is the best eBook retailer is more complicated than it might appear. Amazon sells the most books. We all know that. I hear a lot of complaints about Apple, most of them having to do with how difficult they are to deal with, or how strict they are about accepting material, or how you need a Mac to submit a book. All of that is true—to an extent. But none of that has much to do with the long term.