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how to get ebooks off of iphone

by sjmarin / November 4, 2013 2:48 AM PST

I have the Kindle app and Stanza on my iPhone. A few books I bought through Amazon. The rest I procured in various ways. I have free stuff, work publications and other stuff on there that I would like to get off of my phone and onto my PC to back up and also put on my new ipad mini.
I have syncios and calibre, but none of my books show up when I look for them (not even the ones I bought from Amazon). I can't find where they are backed up in iTunes (if they are). I think most are mobi format, but I'm not sure. Some are epub.
Where can I find them on my phone? How can I back them up on my PC? I want to convert them all to one format and put them in one place on my ipad mini.
Is this possible?
I am not a computer idiot, but I am stumped.

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For the Kindle app you simply install that on the PC or pad
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2013 2:52 AM PST

And the content will sync.

The other stuff would be on your backups and since you didn't detail exactly how or what it was, I will end with one word which is "iRip".


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Dropbox and/or iBooks
by Pepe7 / November 4, 2013 9:26 AM PST

That's how I manage my large collection of ebooks on various iDevices.

Calibre converts them to a format I like, then uploading to dropbox/importing into iBooks gets them onto the respective device running iOS. I can also control what books the younger members of my family have access to this way.

FWIW, I hate iTunes, and have started using iTools 2013 on three or four different iOS rigs. The GUI of the software interface looks like a 4th grader designed it, but it allows for better manual management of your various media types. All that is required is that iTunes be installed on the PC. iTools handles the workaround.

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