Apologies if this has been covered previously...
I bought a book from eBooks.com yesterday in ePub format with the intention of reading it on iBooks on my iPhone and iPad, but it appears to be in a format that limits me to using the Ebook Reader, an app that I don't particularly like.
Does anyone know how I can read it on iBooks?
The process isn't as simple as that.
First, ebooks are being distributed following a protocol that has been set
up by publishers to conform with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 2000
(DMCA). One of the formats that has been standardized is .epub, but it's
not the only one. HTML, .pdf and a few others are also sanctioned.
Next, the implelmentation of the protocol isn't universal. SONY, Amazon,
B&N and Borders all have ebookstores, but they may have proprietary ebook
formats, or restrict the use of ereaders to their site. An iPhone or iPad
is a 'universal' device (not tied to an ebookstore), so you have to find
sources for ebooks that are not restricted.
Then, there's software involved in the transfer of the ebook to the device.
I don't know whether you've tried to use ADE as a part of your process,
because you haven't said so in your post. ADE supports certain devices, but
not all. Here <http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices>is
a list of supported deivces. Even though ADE has a MAC version, iPads and
iPhones are not supported. There is software that does the same thing that
ADE does but works with Apple products, such as Bluefire and Overdrive.
Hope this helps!