How to transfer local eBooks to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
This article is to introduce how to transfer eBooks to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch via iTunes. Just as it is described on Apple’s official site, "reading is a joy on iPad", reading eBooks on iPad via the free Apple iBooks app is amazing experience. Besides, with the launch of iOS 4.0 on June 21, 2010, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and the second- and third-generation iPod touch users can also read ebook via iBooks app by updating the OS to iOS 4. And as iBooks app only supports ePub format at present, you need to get ePub eBooks for reading on iPad,iPhone and iPod touch (With iOS 4). One way to get ePub eBooks is to download eBooks from iBookstore. It is very easy and you can connect iBookstore directly after you enter into iBooks' interface. The other way to get eBooks is to transfer local ePub eBooks to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch via iTunes syncing. There are many methods to get local ePub eBooks such as downloading from the internet etc. If you already have got some EPUB eBooks on your PC, now just follow the guide below to transfer eBooks to iPad/iPad 2, iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 4 via iTunes:
Step 1 Open iTunes and put your eBooks in iTunes Books Library
After launching iTunes on your PC, iTunes will automatically detect your local ePub eBooks and display some of which in Books Library. To add the eBooks in Book Library manually, you can choose File> Add File to Library… or File > Add Folder to Library… to add local ePub eBooks or folder (must containing ePub eBooks) to iTunes Book Library. Also you can drag and drop local ePub files directly into the iTunes Books Library. After put eBooks in iTunes Book Library, you can easily change epub book cover and some other information before transferring to your iPad.
Step 2 Connect your iPad/iPad 2 to your PC
Use USB cable to connect your iPad/iPad 2 to your PC. And in iTunes, you can see your iPad in the source list under Devices.
Step 3 Sync eBooks to your iPad/iPad 2
Click on your iPad in the source list under Devices. Then click the Books tab at the top of the window. Here you can choose whether to sync all books or selected books. If you choose All books, all the books in the Books Library would sync to your iPad/iPad 2. And here we choose Selected books, and choose the special book for syncing. Then click Apply button, you can have your selected eBooks successfully synced onto your iPad/iPad 2.
Check your iPad/iPad 2, and the local ePub eBooks are shown on your iBooks shelf. Quite easy, right? Please note that you can also transfer ePub eBooks to your iPad, iPad 2, iPhone and iPod Touch (with iOS 4) from either PC or Mac via iTunes, and I just take iPad connecting with PC for example above. All the syncing process is the same. So, why not try and transfer your eBooks from your computer to your iPad, iPad 2, iPhone or iPod Touch right now?