Read eBooks on My iPad

What is the BookStrand iPad app, and how do I use it?
BookStrand iPad App

The BookStrand iPad app is our tool for accessing your Bookshelf and titles on the go. Use the app to:

Using the App

Get the app here. Then, just log into your existing BookStrand.com account within the app (or create a new account).

Use the app to browse your bookshelf, search your titles, and launch titles to read.

Get more help using the app here.

Do I need to download any software to read books on my iPad?

Yes. We recommend using the Kindle for iPad or iBooks app.

The Kindle for iPad app can be downloaded here

The iBooks app can be downloaded here.

What formats can I read using the Kindle for iPad app?
You can read PRC (Mobipocket) formats using Kindle for iPad.
How do I read eBooks using Kindle for iPad?
  1. Download and install the Kindle for iPad application through iTunes on your computer.
  2. Purchase a PRC from our store using your computer and save it locally.
  3. Connect your iPad to your computer using your USB cord.
  4. Open iTunes. When the iPad appears under the Devices heading on the left hand pane, click on it.
  5. Click on the tab labeled Apps.
  6. Select the Kindle app under the Add File heading on the bottom half of the screen.
  7. Select Add and browse for the PRC file saved on your computer.
  8. Click Sync.
  9. When your iPad has finished syncing, disconnect it from your computer. Your book will now appear in the Kindle app when you open it on your iPad.

For more help, see the Kindle for iPad FAQs.

What formats can I read using the iBooks app?
You can read EPUB formats in the iBooks app.
How do I add eBooks to my iPad using iBooks?
  1. Purchase an EPUB from our store using your computer and save it locally.
  2. Connect your iPad to your computer using your cord.
  3. Open iTunes on your computer.
  4. Click on Devices in the left-hand pane. You iPad should be listed there.
  5. Click on your iPad name in the left-hand pane.
  6. Click on the Books tab.
  7. Check the box next to Sync Books.
  8. Chose the radio button next to Selected Books
  9. A list of your books will appear below. Select the books you want to add to your iPad by checking the box next to them.
  10. Click the Apply button.
  11. Disconnect your iPad from your computer. Your books should appear on your iBooks shelf on your iPad.
What if my eBooks don't appear in iTunes?

You can manually add your eBooks to iTunes by following these steps:

  1. On your computer, open iTunes.
  2. Select File from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Add File to Library from the drop down menu.
  4. Browse to find the EPUBs on your computer.

For more help, see the iBooks FAQs.

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