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Functions of this reading software ?[edit]

Does anybody know which functionality the software offers? For example

  • Creating own bookmarks, maybe including formatting (important, good,...) or typing them (definition, summary,...)
  • creating of notes, maybe with type (question, urgent,...) or tags
  • own hyperlinks within a ebook or to another ebook
  • highlighting text
  • DRM support. Can one use DRM-free and/or DRM-protected EPUBs from another source than BookStore, e.g. existing EPUB-books already bought?

--94.217.113.149 (talk) 15:01, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Does anybody know about the language capability of this reading software? Foe example can it handle

  • Any language that uses Latin alphabet? (e.g French or German with their accents)
  • Alphabetic languages that don't use Latin alphabet? (e.g. Greek, Russian)
  • Oriental languages (Chinese, Japanese)
  • Right-left languages (Arabic, Hebrew)

If the software is limited to only English and a small subset of the above, then I think this article should give details.
109.154.167.207 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:42, 12 March 2012 (UTC).

Merge into ipad or itunes[edit]

This article should be merged into itunes or ipad articles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.206.9.210 (talk) 20:35, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

I wholeheartedly agree. It is a stub that will never garner much expansion (besides a laundry list of available books, which is spam). Let's put it in to iPad and be done with it. HereToHelp (talk to me) 01:23, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I also agree with the merge, there is not enough information about the subject right now. Mushroom (Talk) 01:28, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I would expect it to be worthy of an article when the software has been released. But if it should be merged for now that would be fine with me. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 10:47, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
No! iBooks is not the iPad, nor is the iPad iBooks. We have articles for the iTunes Store and App Store, so why not iBooks and the iBookstore?--Nickthegeek (talk) 17:00, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

This should merge into iBookstore. 70.29.210.242 (talk) 14:11, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Maybe. But maybe we should wait until people are actually using iPads and using iBooks first, otherwise we might just have to unmerge it again if the topic becomes popular. Vote "wait and see?" ErkDemon (talk) 04:13, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

I think this should be merged into iBookstore (or vice versa), but certainly not iPad (it doesn't even come preinstalled on the iPad) or even worse iTunes Store (the App Store has a separate article, why shoudn't the iBookstore?). —Preceding unsigned comment added by EdoDodo (talkcontribs)

I agree. Definitely not for merging it with iPad or iTunes, and for merging iBookstore into here. At this point I think anyone who just goes ahead and does it won't see much criticism.... HereToHelp (talk to me) 16:17, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
I agree with merge with iBookstore and nothing else. Hcobb (talk) 16:48, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Application vs old publishing company[edit]

There was a book publishing company that went out of business a few years ago called iBooks, Inc. I can't ever find anything on it anywhere due to the new application by Apple. I think at the very least there should be a blurb about it at the top of the iBooks Wikipedia page, or a link to a short article about the publisher. Mwirsig (talk) 18:40, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

I think that although IBooks Inc. is too little known to have an article of its own (unless reliable sources can be found it doesn't meet notability guidelines) it is mentioned in the article on Byron Preiss, for which there is already a link to at the top of the iBooks page. I may be wrong and it may be an entirely different publisher also called IBooks but I don't think so. If you know some more about IBooks Inc. and can find good sources for it then feel free to add more info about it on that article or even create its own article if there is enough information. - EdoDodo talk 18:51, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Removal[edit]

I have removed the following sentence from the article:

The Kindle App for iPad is free and offers many books for less than the iBookstore.[1]

  1. ^ Why are Apple's ebooks so expensive? Thank God for hardbacks and the Kindle iPad app

The sentence did not have a neutral tone, because of phrases like "is free", "offers many books", and "for less" which sound more like an advertisement than an encyclopedia article. If you think this sentence should stay in the article, or have a more neutral alternative, then I will be happy to discuss it here. - EdoDodo talk 14:45, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

I think the availability of other readers on iOS needs to be mentioned somewhere, but you're right, this particular sentence is promotional. HereToHelp (talk to me) 15:16, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
How about a "ebook readers for ios" category then? Hcobb (talk) 19:04, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
No objections to that, as long as there's at least 5+ articles we can add to it, so we don't have a tiny category. - EdoDodo talk 19:10, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Kindle, Stanza, Barnes & Noble, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/borders-ebooks/id368067444?mt=8 and http://www.macworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=522204&expand=true Hcobb (talk) 20:02, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Adding video tutorial[edit]

I added a link to a video tutorial I created for my class here at San Jose State.

This video is:

  • licensed Creative Commons
  • too long to add to the Wikimedia Commons
  • focused on educating
  • shown without ads

See the related video for ePub with discussion here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:EPUB#ReAdded_video_link

jk (talk) 23:52, 31 January 2012 (UTC)