Picture of How to Put Your Instructables E-Books On Your iPad
We have been publishing a bunch of e-books recently, and to reduce the confusion of how to get these on to your iPad or other reading device, i've put together this short instructable.

We will first cover the iPad, then cover the Barnes and Noble nook and lastly cover how to use Calibre to put it on other devices.

If you are using a kindle check out this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-EPub-Formatted-Books-to-Use-on-the-Kind/

Step 1: Install The iBook App on your iPad

Picture of Install The iBook App on your iPad
Before we get started, you need to install the free Apple iBooks app on the iPad. You can get this from the apple store.

Once it's downloaded and installed we can start putting books on the iPad
KBHASI was correct, use Safari and then the download button appears. I am on Windows 7 and used IE, when I switched to Safari on Windows then BINgo theres the download button. Web bug in a script perhaps?
What am I missing exactly? Im a Pro member and I click on the 'Download the ebook' button and it just goes to a page showing Intro and Table of Contents, Device list with recommended software and format. I cant find one "ebook" thats actually downloadable. I can download individual Instructable PDFs though just fine.
kbhasi3 years ago
Why don't you search for ïnstructables on the ibooks store?
humingbug3 years ago
Or you could just load up the site on the IPad safari and then press download the ebook
ytashi4 years ago
i think my question is going to sound dumb but can i download instructables' ebooks on my iphone? I'm a new user so bare with me.. :)
maddprof4 years ago
Excellent instructable, but to be totally honest you are going about this the wrong way.

Become a pro member and make use of the download PDF option, upload PDFs into your favorite PDF viewing program on your iPad (personally, I'm a huge fan of Goodreader) and Ta-Dah! Instructables on the iPad.
or try bookman because its free
iPodGuy4 years ago
Where are they?
gtoal4 years ago
"by downloading it from our site"? Could you give some URLs please? - the only way I've found the files are by using the iBooks app on the iPad. (Or buying them from the B&N Nook store, which I'm not planning to do!)

I'ld like to download them so I can convert them to Kindle format. (I know it's a tricky process to do well but I do typesetting for the Kindle professionally so I look on it only as a challenge rather than an impossibility :-) )