Reading is a joy on iPad.” Just as it is described on Apple’s official site after the launch of iPad, reading eBooks on iPad via the free Apple iBooks app is amazing experience. As iBooks app only supports ePub format at present, you need to get ePub eBooks for reading on iPad. One way to get ePub eBooks is to download eBooks from iBookstore. It is very easy and you can connect iBookstore directly after you enter into iBooks’ interface. Some of the eBooks in iBookstore are free, but some are not. The other way to get eBooks is to transfer local ePub eBooks to iPad via iTunes syncing. There are many methods to get local ePub eBooks such as downloading from the internet, converting PDF to ePub, etc. And this article shows you how to transfer local eBooks to iPad via iTunes.

Step 1 Open iTunes and put your eBooks in iTunes Books Library

After launching iTunes on your PC, iTunes will automatically detect your local ePub eBooks and display some of which in Books Library. To add the eBooks in Book Library manually, you can choose File> Add File to Library or File > Add Folder to Library to add local ePub eBooks or folder (must containing ePub eBooks) to iTunes Book Library. Also you can drag and drop local ePub files directly into the iTunes Books Library. After put eBooks in iTunes Book Library, you can easily customize the book cover and some other information before transferring to your iPad.

Step 2 Connect your iPad to your PC

Use USB cable to connect your iPad to your PC. And in iTunes, you can see your iPad in the source list under Devices.

Step 3 Sync eBooks to your iPad

Click on your iPad in the source list under Devices. Then click the Books tab at the top of the window. Here you can choose whether to sync all books or selected books. If you choose All books, all the books in the Books Library would sync to your iPad. And here we choose Selected books, and choose the special book for syncing. Then click Apply button, you can have your selected eBooks successfully synced onto your iPad.

Check your iPad, and the local ePub eBooks are shown on your iBooks shelf. Quite easy, right? Please note that you can transfer eBooks to your iPad from either PC or Mac via iTunes, and I just take the PC for example above. All the syncing process is the same. So, why not try and transfer your favorite eBooks from your computer to your iPad right now?