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Take Control of iBooks by Sharon Zardetto

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Learn about iBooks & Ebooks

Were you surprised to find iBooks on your Mac after you installed 10.9 Mavericks? Conversely, are you wondering why your new iPad doesn’t have iBooks on it? How many kinds of ebooks are there? And, what’s up with PDFs on the Mac—are iBooks and Preview duking it out?

These burning questions—and a few others, such as how to find out what version of iBooks you’re running, how to update it if necessary, and how to Set Up iBooks Syncing—are covered in this chapter.

Get iBooks

When you install Mavericks on your Mac, iBooks comes along for the ride; you’ll find it in your Applications folder (and likely on your Dock).

In iOS, however, while iBooks is free, it’s not included with the basic iOS install. Download it from the ...

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