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iBooks is an Apple e-book application for iOS and OSX operating systems and devices.

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Font size toggle not working for iBooks on iPad

I've built an epub 3 (reflowable) and the client is saying the font size won't adjust in iBooks on his iPad. I've tested it everywhere else (including iBooks for Mac, I don't have an iOS device) and ...
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How do you make paragraphs break in iBooks or Nook?

I have just finished the long and arduous task of typesetting a book using quarkXpress2015. While everything is beautiful on-screen and as a PDF, things get ugly when exporting as ePub for ebooks. I'...
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How do I direct links in popup-footnotes directly to main text?

Using calibre and epub3 I'm using popup footnotes (with epub:type). In some of the footnotes I present links (ex. a link to Chapter 2) to the main text. This referred text should not be presented in ...
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Does ipad (ibooks) supports mixed layout epubs (reflowable with some fixed pages)

I want few pages in my reflowable epub (pages having complex tables which span to two pages in PDF) as fixed layout. As per IDPF standard, I have added rendition property for those pages in spine as ...
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Problem with left alignment in Calibre/iBooks

Using Calibre I have tried to use ´text-align: left´ in CSS but viewing the resulting epub-file with iBooks the result is still justified text. How can I change to left alignment?
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How do I reverse an epub that turns right to left?

I have an epub book that turns its pages right to left. The text is still left to right, but I press ← in iBooks to turn to the second page from the first, etc. My other epubs function normally. How ...
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Has Apple’s FairPlay DRM been cracked?

I am not asking how. I am asking the binary Yes/No question of whether Apple’s FairPlay DRM copy-protection as used on their iBooks ebook content is known to have been cracked/broken/breached, citing ...
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How to trigger pagination recalculation when changing content via JS?

I wrote a little script in JavaScript that allows the user to switch the language of the text displayed. It simply works by hiding the language blocks except for the one corresponding to the language ...
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iBooks: video tag with autoplay property won't play if there's something else in the document

I have little hope finding any help since it looks like an iBooks bug to me, but here's what I found: If I have in my EPUB file an XHTML document containing only a <video> element with the ...
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iBooks ERROR ITMS-9000 - problem with id

I tried submitting my first epub to iBooks and got this error: ERROR ITMS-9000: "Shankle.epub: OEBPS/Text/introduction.xhtml(11): value of attribute "id" is invalid; must be an XML name without ...
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using the same javascript library several times in an ibook

I have a question similar to the one asked here, but I did not understand the answer given to that question. I would like to use mathjax and JSXGraphs in several widgets with iBooksAuthor, but I would ...
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Using the same javascript library several times in an ebook

I would like to develop responsive ebooks, and lucky me I found that iBook Author allows to include javascript in the books. This works through inserting the HTML widget in a small box to the text. ...
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Can you use CSS to target iOS night reading mode?

Is there a way to target Night mode (or Sepia or Gray mode for that matter) on iBooks with custom CSS? I have decorative elements in my chapter headings that I would like to match with the text colors ...
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Locating or Copying Epubs in iBooks

I made a mistake on an epub I'm working on. I discovered that I left my backup on an external hard drive at work. No problem, I have a "good" version in iBooks. But how do I access this copy? I was ...
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How to add Google Play tab and iBookStore tab on facebook?

Welcome, I'm an self-publishing author and i was wondering if i can by any means add a clear and visible link to my GooglePlay/iBookStore author profile on facebook. I've already tried adding an ...
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InDesign EPUB omitting page 1 in iBook thumbnails

I create an InDesign document which I am exporting as a Fixed layout EPUB. When viewing in iBooks, page 1 (first page of the book itself, I'm not talking about the separate cover file) does not show ...
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Where can I find Apple's iBooks formatting guide?

I made a decision not to sign up for Apple's iBooks publishers' account (mainly because I don't own a Mac and use a Linux box most of the time -- also I don't want to buy ISBN numbers for my ebooks ...
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Cross-platform interactive ebook in iBooks Author

I'm attempting to create a choose-your-own-adventure ebook in iBooks Author. However, in formats other than the mac store, the links do not work. I can export it as an epub but the links will only ...
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Setting default ePub font in iBooks

I acquired a sample epub file from a client to use as a template for new epub files. When I open this file in iBooks (v 1.0.1), the paragraph text by default has the font Iowan, and the style ...
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landscape orientation in ereaders: css for both 1 and 2 page layout?

I'm trying to write css media queries for landscape and portrait orientations. With widths of 1024 pix and wider, you think that 1024 pixels is enough to have 2 columns instead of 1. But does any ...
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backing up books from iBooks

I have a phone with iBooks installed, and I have read a lot of non-DRM epubs on this device. I wonder if it is possible to back those books up? I couldn't find any relevant menu neither in the ...
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If I update an already published book on iTunes Producer, will those changes be pushed to purchasers?

Similar to this question, but would like to know specifically if there's a way to do this through the iBookstore/iTunes Producer, and what the process might be. The books are epub2 and epub3, not ...
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iBooks - Cover Image Page

iBooks is correctly using the image I designated for the cover as a thumbnail in the shelf area of Ibooks where all the books are displayed. However, it is removing the cover.html page from the ebook....
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Rich e-book authoring, other than iBooks Author?

i am writing (or should i say, developing) an ebook on iBooks Author with all the cool features it provides. After this I wanted to do a version of it for other platforms, such as the Kindle. From ...
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How to make ibooks automatically break sentences?

I have an epub file which I tested in ibooks to see if the layout is right. It opened perfectly, but I noticed that lines/sentences that are broader than the screen, are not broken down and shown on ...
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Are there good book recommendation services? [closed]

I would like to get some book recommendations. Are there any services that you can suggest?
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Why does the text in my aside display in my ebook?

I'm trying to use the pop-up footnotes for that are now supported by iBooks see here. I can get the pop ups to work and it has the text that I want, but for some reason the text in the aside is also ...
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EPUB & Kindle File Glossary and Dictionary Selection

Copied from an identical Stack Overflow Question. (Didn't know there's an eBooks stack exchange now, woot!) The Puzzle I am working on an eBook file, or series of files, which should be compatible ...
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Can I make custom fonts show up in iBooks?

Is it possible to include custom fonts in an ebook and have them show up in iBooks, or can you only use the various default fonts listed on the device?
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Question about vocabulary used on itunes paid ibook application form

I'm in the process of applying for a paid ibooks account on itunes. I'm new to the publishing scene and was hoping someone could explain some of the vocabulary used in the form. Terms I am unfamiliar ...