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iPhone 5 Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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Reading E-books with the iBooks App

If you’re a book lover like me and you have your iBooks Bookshelf groaning under the weight of all your e-books, you may want to spend some time just looking at all the covers. Or not. If it’s the latter, then it’s time to get some reading done. The next few sections show you how to control e-books and modify the display for the best reading experience.

Controlling e-books on the reading screen

When you’re ready to start reading a book using iBooks, getting started couldn’t be simpler:

1. Display the iBooks Bookshelf.

If you haven’t loaded the app yet, tap the iBooks icon to open the iBooks app.

If you’re in the iBooks app and reading a book, tap the screen to display the controls and then tap Library.

2. Tap the book you want to read. iBooks opens it.

Here’s a list of techniques you can use to control an e-book while reading it:

bullet.tif To flip to the next page, tap the right side of the screen.

bullet.tif To flip to the previous page, tap the left side of the screen.

bullet.tif To “manually” turn a page, flick the page with your finger. Flick left to turn to the next page; flick right to turn to the previous page.

To access the iBooks controls, tap the middle of the ...

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