Apple iBooks AuthorFormat: iBook 
Published as: .iba 

As with eBooks, iBooks is an terrific way to download and read books. You can download the latest best selling books or your favorite classics from the ibookstore anytime.

With the free iBooks Author epub layout software, Apple Inc. created the proprietary format, IBA. It is based on the epub standard, with slightly different CSS tags, thus making it incompatible with the epub open standard. Though the software is easy to use, books created with it may only be distributed through the iTunes Bookstore. The end-user licensing agreement forbids authors from reusing books in the IBA format, created with iBooks, in other bookstores. The software currently does not support importing an epub produced with other software, nor does it support exporting content to other epub formats. However, any original content produced with iBooks Author may be repurposed and resold elsewhere if produced with different software.


To read your digital iBooks, you'll need an iPad reader of course. Here are the specifications of two very popular models - the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G:-


Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. Over 200 new software features in iOS 5. And iCloud. All in an incredibly thin, lightweight package.




Wi-Fi Wi-Fi + 3G

Size and Weight1

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.35 pounds (613 g)


16GB  -  32GB  -  64GB
16GB  32GB  -  64GB


  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously


  • 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Power and Battery

  • Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
  • Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system




 The iBookstore also offers books that are illustrated, enhanced with audio, video, and animation

Read a free sample of any book on the iBookstore before making it a part of your collection

Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections.

Change the font size to make your books more comfortable to read

Switch to full screen to remove all distractions, or read in white-on-black with the nighttime mode

Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features

Add books in the industry-standard ePub electronic book format to iTunes and sync them to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch





Free eBooks Files Download


Details about the most popular eBook formats

An E-Book Buyer's Guide to PrivacyE Book Readers Compared

The Revolution Will Be Digitalized, City Journal, June 13, 2008

Learn more about Wi-Fi + 3G








Jeffrey Archer - Kane & Abel

Isaac AsimovI Robot

Peter Benchley - Jaws

Enid Blyton - The Famous Five

Charlotte Bronte - Wuthering Heights

Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights

Edgar Rice Burroughs - Tarzan

Lee Child - One Shot

Agatha Christie - Murder on the Nile

Tom Clancy - The Hunt for Red October

Arthur C Clarke - Space Odyssey

Michael Connelly - The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael Crichton - Jurassic Park

Clive Cussler - Raise the Titanic

Daniel Dafoe - Robinson Crusoe

Roald DahlThe Big Friendly Giant

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist

Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Homes



Alexander Dumas - Count Monte Christo

Ian Flemming - James Bond

John Grisham - The Pelican Brief

Charlaine Harris - Dead Until Dark

Stephen HawkingA Brief History of Time

Ernest HemingwayOld Man and the Sea

Amanda Hocking - My Blood Approves

Jameson Hunter - $Billion Dollar Whale

Stephen King - The Thing

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book

Stieg Larson - Girl with Dragon Tattoo

D H Lawrence - Women in Love 

C S Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia

Jack LondonThe Sea Wolf

Robert Ludlum - Bourne Identity

Ian McEwan - Atonement

Alistair McLean - Bear Island

Herman Melville - Moby Dick

Kyotaro Nishimura - Terminal Murder Case



George Orwell - 1984

Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Arthur Ransome - Swallows & Amazons

Nora Roberts - Sweet Revenge

Harold RobbinsThe Carpetbaggers

J K Rowling - Harry Potter

William Shakespeare - Romeo & Juliet

Sidney Sheldon - The Naked Face 

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein

Wilbur SmithShout at the Devil

Bram Stoker - Dracula

Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island

Mark TwainAdventures Huckleberry Finn

Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues U Sea

Edgar Wallace - King Kong 

H G Wells - War of the Worlds

Oscar Wilde - Picture of Dorian Gray

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse









Anita Blake - Guilty Pleasures


Captain America


John Storm - Kulo Luna







The Incredible Hulk



The Fantastic Four

The Green Lantern

Tin Tin


X Men




Many traditional rules of publishing have been superceded by the long awaited advent of electronic publishing, where books are stored online and available for downloading to read on electronic tablets, such as for the ipad or kindle readers. These days it is possible to upload in thirty languages using Smashwords.com and books may even be read on mobile phones with the right application, such as Android. E-book stores such as Diesel  Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Sony list thousands of easy to find titles at realistic prices.



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