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Sync Books

If you’re a big audiobook fan and have been hunting in vain for an Audiobooks tab in iTunes, don’t worry, you’re not missing it. The controls for syncing audiobooks to the iPad are on the Books tab, shoved way down on the screen, where you may have missed them. Scroll down, turn on the checkbox next to Audiobooks (circled), and sync away. You can sync all or selected audiobooks.

You sync text-based eBooks (iBooks and books in the ePub format) the same way, as you can see below. Chapter 8 has all the details on buying and managing eBooks. (Note that, in iTunes, you can buy and back up your iBooks, but you can’t read them on your computer screen.)

If you have the iBooks app on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can sync books you buy on those gadgets back to iTunes (and then to your iPad) by plugging in those devices and choosing File→Transfer Purchases from iPhone/iPod. (Or you could turn on Automatic Downloads and have the Internet do the electronic book distribution for you, as Use iTunes in the Cloud explains.)


  

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