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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ in 10 Minutes by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 15 Using iBooks and the iBookstore

In this lesson, you learn about reading iBooks on your iPad, and using the iBookstore and other sources to get free and paid-for books for your iPad.

Introducing iBooks

The iBooks app is the iPad’s book-reading software. An iBook is a book specially formatted for use in the iBooks app on the iPad. Unlike a printed book, an iBook can contain multimedia content such as video clips.

There’s a lot of excitement about iBooks, for many different reasons. One important reason is the size, shape, and weight of the iPad. It’s quite similar to the page size of many books. Another reason is the large, bright, colorful screen of the iPad, all adorning a device meant to be held in one’s hands, like a book. You, ...

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