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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 17. Using iBooks and the iBookstore

In this lesson, you learn about reading iBooks on your iPad 2 and using the iBookstore and other sources to get free and paid-for books for your iPad 2.

Introducing iBooks

The iBooks app is the iPad 2’s book-reading software. An iBook is a book specially formatted for use in the iBooks app on the iPad 2. Unlike a printed book, an iBook can contain multimedia content such as video clips; however, to date, not many of them do.

There’s a lot of excitement about iBooks for many reasons. One important reason is the size, shape, and weight of the iPad 2. The device is quite light—several ounces lighter than the original iPad—and the screen size is quite similar to the page size of many books. Another reason ...

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