This article explains how to easily find and download ePub formatted eBooks to your iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) for reading in iBooks app (without iTunes) because you can directly open ePub files in iBooks. This means that you may download ePub format files/books from websites or email/text messages without having to transfer them to your device via iTunes. Here is how:
1. Download iBooks free from the App Store, If you do not have iBooks on your iPad or iPhone.
2. Find your eBook. Search online. Note that there are a lot places where you can pay for ebooks. Further, you can easily find free ebooks. In this example, I will be downloading “The Three Musketeers” (http://www.epubbooks.com/books/hdlf/the-three-musketeers).
3. On your iPad, iPod or iPhone, open Safari and visit the URL (http://www.epubbooks.com/books/hdlf/the-three-musketeers).
4. Tap the download link.
5.Then tap “Open in iBooks” located in the upper-right corner of the screen (note that this may take some time).
6. iBooks will open and you’ll be able to read your ebook using the iBooks app. Please note that iBooks will also automatically save a copy of the book to your iBooks books shelf.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the original editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.