How To Download Articles as ebooks on iPad?

Posted by Prashant on September 22, 2012 in How To,iPad

Apple’s recently held event for iPhone 5 launch didn’t only talk about the iOS devices and their features but Tim Cook mentioned that 91 % of all tablet’s traffic is coming from iPad.   A tablet war is already going on between major companies where iPad is still the leading player.  Besides apps, many users use their iPads to read books in iBooks which also allows users to download and buy ebooks from the iBooks library.

Though you can also add PDF files to your iBooks library and read those but there is a disadvantage to this. PDF books can’t use nice features of iBooks like highlighting , in-built dictionary or the iBook themes because those options are only available for books in ebooks format.

To enjoy all the awesome features of iBooks, you can also download the articles directly as eBooks on your iPad and then read those in iBooks. Simply follow the below steps

Step 1 : Open this article using Safari on your iPad.

Step2: Now Bookmark this page using the Forward arrow button on Safari just before address bar and then clicking ‘Add to Bookmarks’. Enter description as ‘Download as ebook’.

Step3: Select the below code and copy it.


This is the bookmarklet code for dotepub which is an online ebook conversion utility.  You can also install this bookmarklet in your desktop browsers and can easily download webpages as ebook.


Related Tip: Download Any WebPage as eBook in Single Click

Step4: Open your Bookmarks and Click ‘Edit

Step 5: Select the bookmark ‘Download as ebook‘. When you open it you will see the URL of this webpage. Now replace the URL with the code you copied in Step3. Go Back and tap ‘Done’.

Step6: Now whenever you’re on a page that you want to download as ebook on your iPad, simply go to Bookmarks and select ‘Download as ebook‘. If the articles contains images and links, you will see a message regarding the same. You can click ‘Ok’ if you want to download images and links in the ebook. dotepub bookmarklet will start converting the article in ebook format and once it’s done , it will ask you to Open the ebook.

After the conversion process is completed you will be asked to open the ebook and you can choose  ‘Open in iBooks’ to directly open the downloaded ebook in iBooks. This new ebook will be stored in your iBooks library which can be read anytime you want.


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