More and More people ask me, how to read iBooks ePUB on Mac/PC, the most problem is Apple inc not publish the iBooks for Mac/PC version, everybody just can read the books on iPad, iPhone, iPod with iBooks app, but can't read iBooks for Mac/PC.
Update on Jun 11:
Apple said they are going to release iBooks for Mac on OS X 10.9 Mavericks this Autumn, it will be pretty close to its mobile counterpart. You'll be able to read and shop for books on your Mac. The app seems to work pretty much as it does on iOS, but it's good to finally see it available for Mac users.
The only setback for reading iBooks is that we are not having iBooks for PC client yet. Nevertheless, we can do some tricks to get iBooks for PC.
Here are two methods helps you read iBooks ePUB on Mac/PC.
1. Transfer iBooks ePUB for Mac (for free books)
Anybody use Apple Devices must have installed iTunes, Authorize iTunes with your Apple ID, and connect iPad/iPhone/iPod to your computer(Mac/PC), then you will find the iBooks Books as bellow.
Choose an eBook then right click on it, select Copy, then you can copy them to your computer.
For reading the copied iBooks ePUB for Mac, you need install an ePUB Reader for Mac, the best is Adobe Digital Editions.
Note: If the books have DRM, it will blank when read ePUB on Mac. You need remove DRM from iBooks ePUB at first.
2. Remove DRM
Requiem 3.35 can helps you remove DRM from iBooks ePUB.
Step 1, Make sure this book's DRM can be decrypted, how to do this? Right click on the book's cover, click "Get Info", if you can see the words "Fairplay Version: 2", then you can read it on Mac by removing the DRM;
Step 2, Download the tool Requiem 3.3.5, because of the copyright problem, we can't offer the download link to you;
Step 3, Run iBooks DRM Removal tool Requiem to remove DRM from iBooks ePUB, then you can read the iBooks ePUB on Mac/PC or other supported devices.
Step 4, Find you books in your local drive, you can get the path information in iTunes.
Success, now the protected iBooks turn to normal ePub, you can read it by Adobe Digital Editions on Mac.
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If you are using Kobo Reader, Sony eReader, Google eReader etc, you can choose ePUB DRM Removal for Mac for removing DRM.
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