Importing your own ebooks in to the Ebook Reader (iOS)

In addition to downloading and reading ebooks from eBooks.com, or downloading ebooks from your web browser and opening them in Ebook Reader, you can also import any ebooks you already have in your collection in to the Ebook Reader app (as long as they are DRM-free).

The instructions for importing the ebooks in to Ebook Reader on your iOS device vary slightly depending on what version of iTunes you have installed on your computer.

For iTunes 12.7.3 or higher:

  • Connect your device (iPad or iPhone) to your computer
  • Open iTunes on the computer (if it hasn't automatically opened)
  • Look for the rectangular iPad/iPhone device icon in the top right underneath the menu bar. Click on it
  • Click on "File Sharing" in the left hand menu
  • Select Ebook Reader
  • Click on the "Add File..." button
  • Navigate to the location of your ebook file and double-click "open".Your ebook will then be displayed in the list under "Ebook Reader Documents"
  • Click on "Sync" at the bottom-right of your screen. Your ebook will then be transferred from your computer to your device
  • Then click "Done". You can now disconnect your iPad/iPhone from your computer
  • Open Ebook Reader app on your device.You'll find the ebook shown in the bookshelf, along with the other ebooks that are on the device
  • Tap on the ebook to begin reading

For iTunes prior to 12.7.3:

  • Connect your device (iPad or iPhone) to your computer
  • Open iTunes on the computer (if it hasn't automatically opened)
  • Look for the name of your device in the top-right (It will say "Mary's iPad" or something similar). Click on it
  • Click on "Apps" tab
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Under the heading "File Sharing" > Apps", select Ebook Reader
  • Click on the "Add" button
  • Navigate to the location of your ebook file and double-click "open".Your ebook will then be displayed in the list under "Ebook Reader Documents"
  • Click on "Sync" at the bottom-right of your screen. Your ebook will then be transferred from your computer to your device
  • Open Ebook Reader app on your device.You'll find the ebook shown in the bookshelf, along with the other ebooks that are on the device
  • Tap on the ebook to begin reading

Please note that once an ebook has been imported in to Ebook Reader, if you then delete it from within the Ebook Reader app this will remove the ebook from your device.

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