How to add books to the iPad, iPhone, etc.

Screen shot 2011-01-02 at 11.23.14 AM.pngDear Author has a good tutorial today on how to get content into your iPad, iPhone or iTouch:

Adding books to the iPad, iPhone or iTouch (hereinafter collectively referred to as iThing) is done via a process called sideloading. You must use iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iThing to the computer using the USB cord. …

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5 Comments on How to add books to the iPad, iPhone, etc.

  1. “Adding books to the iPad, iPhone or iTouch (hereinafter collectively referred to as iThing) is done via a process called sideloading. You must use iTunes.”

    This is patently untrue. I read with Stanza. I don’t need to use iTunes at all to upload eBooks.

  2. It actually depends on the app.. not all of them go through iTunes.

    On the iPad, some apps allow you to bypass iTunes and sideload content directly from the computer file or folder you desire, from the iPad interface. You do generally need to connect to the computer via iTunes, but if you can set up a wireless connection to the computer, you may be able to avoid that, too.

  3. The author should have specified that this method, or one like it, is for people who don’t have a network connection. I don’t have one, so I download books to my computer then to iTunes and Stanza.

  4. To add to what Howard said –

    If you click on an ePub link in Mobile Safari, Mobile Safari will ask you what external app to use to view the .epub with (out of the apps you have of course).

    SInce at least iOS 2, Stanza has been an option.

    Since iOS 4.2 and iBooks 1.2, iBooks has also been an option.

    No cable/iTunes required (And, if you use iBooks) the next time you DO plug your iThing into iTunes, all of the epubs you’ve downloaded using this method will be automatically backed up to your PC in iTunes)

  5. Also adding to what Howard and Andy have said –

    You can email yourself the ePub file as attachment and ” open with” your favourite reader app :)

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