Category Archives: Apple

How to open an ePub or Mobi file on your iPad using Dropbox

One of the best ways to proof the ePub and mobi files we send you is to view them on the device most people will likely be using when they purchase your eBook.  The iPad is probably the most popular eReader on the planet (next to Kindle).

Here’s a little trick on how you can open an ePub file in iBooks or a mobi file with the Kindle Reader (on your iPad):

  • Step 1: Create a Dropbox account (don’t worry, it’s free).
  • Step 2: Install the iBooks and Kindle apps onto your iPad (if they aren’t on it already).
  • Step 3: Install the Dropbox app on your iPad (it’s free too).
  • Step 4: Transfer the ePub/Mobi files to your dropbox folder (I’ve likely shared a dropbox folder with your files in it if you asked me to).
  • Step 5: Open your dropbox app on the ipad and click on the epub or mobi file – then open it with the appropriate app (you do so by clicking in the upper right hand corner of the iPad screen).
Here’s a short video tutorial to walk you through the process:


One important caveat if we revise your file and want view the newer version:

IF I send revised epub & mobi files, you must first delete the old file off your iPad BEFORE loading a new file from dropbox.  Otherwise, there’s a good chance both iBooks and the Kindle reader will keep reverting to the original file. So here’s how you delete the old files: select ‘Edit’ on the iPad iBooks app (in the iBooks Library view), click on your thumbnail cover, and the hit ‘Delete.’  You delete a book from your Kindle library in a similar way.

How that helped! Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.

How to link directly to your ebook in the iBookstore

 

Would you like to add a link directly to your ebook in the iBookstore?

Chances are, if you’ve hired us to do your ebook conversion, you’ve now got your ebook on iTunes in the iBookstore.  So now you want to link directly to it.  The good news is you don’t need a mac accomplish this. Yes, you still need a mac to upload your epub to the iTunes store, but that’s why you hired us, right?

Keep in mind it typically takes 1-2 weeks before new titles submitted to Apple will be live – this is because they actually review every single submission.  So before it goes live, you will see a red dot next to the title which means it’s still In Review status:

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Here’s how you can create a hyperlink directly to your iBook in the iTunes store making it easier for people to purchase your ebook.

Step 1: Login to your Apple iTunes Connect account.

Step 2: Click on ‘Manage Your Books’

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Step 3: Click on the title you want to create the hyperlink for.

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Step 4: Right click on the ‘View on iBooks’ and copy the URL

Looks like this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-scarf-of-promise/id791393304?ls=1&mt=11

Don’t forget to take advantage of the 50 Promo Codes iBooks offers!

Note:
If there is an issue, you can contact Apple iBooks Pubilsher support at: 1-877-206-2092

That was easy wasn’t it?

About ePubConversions.com: We assist authors and publishers in getting their content and formatted and setup on the major ebook marketplaces (ie. Apple, Amazon, and B&N). We provide the necessary formats to publish directly to your own accounts to retain 100% of the profits from every sale.  We also create beautiful ebook covers and assist authors with print layout and setup for print-on-demand. If you prefer to DIY route, we offer a Word Template that is formatted for direct publishing to Amazon & BN, as well as POD (Print on Demand.  Dozens of tutorials step you through the process of creating a beautiful ebook without the need for any other software. If you are still writing your book, our template is a tremendous benefit and efficiency booster that can save you the cost of hiring an interior book designer.

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First success with iBookstore

I’m glad to report after many weeks of waiting – our first title that was uploaded to the iBookstore has gone live!  Finding Speaking Success is the first conversion to make it into the iBookstore and I’m eager to see how the sales compare to Kindle & nook versions of the same title.  I’ll update this post when I have some data to share.  But now you can see, there’s another market we can get you into!  Remember, when you hire us to do your conversion, you’ll get all the required versions to upload your own title to Kindle, nook, iBookstore, and Google Editions – all of the major eBook marketplaces!