Today I purchased Nick Croft’s Genesis Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Genesis Kindle Edition from Amazon so I can read it on my iPad Pro.
The plan is to have the book on the left and Notes on the right in split screen for quick note-taking.
Unfortunately, Amazon’s Kindle app has not yet been updated to take advantage of split screen feature.
Notes app will be sliding in narrow width on top of the full width book in Kindle app and it is not just practical.
I know that iBooks supports split screen (no surprise since it’s made by Apple). So I started looking for ways to bring the book in Kindle format into my iBooks app.
These are the steps that worked for me:
1) Install Kindle on your Mac.
2) Log into your Amazon account and download the book that you want to transfer to iBooks.
3) Bring up Preferences by pressing
Cmd + , and note the location of Content Folder.
It is usually
~/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content where ~ refers to /Users/<yourusername>.
4) In Finder, press
Cmd + Shift + G, paste
~/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content and hit return.
Go inside the book’s folder and you should find a file with
5) Download and install Calibre. Remember the location where you’ve set the converted books to be saved.
6) Open Calibre and drag the .azw file into it.
7) You should now see your book’s title. Select the book and click on “Convert books” button at the top.
Select EPUB output at the left and ensure that EPUB is the output format.
The book will now be converted into .epub format and saved in ~/Calibre Library (default location).
8) Open iBooks on your Mac and drag the epub file into it.
Assuming you have iCloud enabled in iBooks, the book should immediately appear in all your Apple devices like iPad and iPhone.