The release of iOS 12 includes a revamped iBooks app. In fact, it's no longer called iBooks. It's now Apple Books, or Books for short.

The basics are the same, but several new features have been added and the look and organization of the app have changed significantly. Apple Books handles several tasks. You use it to find and buy books and audiobooks in the (renamed) Bookstore and then read and listen to them. Apple Books will now automatically organize your library into several collections, and you can add as many of your own as you wish. In addition to books and audiobooks, you can store PDF files in the app—and all of it can sync among your Apple devices through iCloud. You can also customize the reading and listening experience, including changing the size and type of font and the color of the "paper" of the book. Here's everything you need to know about using Apple Books on your iPhone and iPad.

How to download and read books with Apple Books on iPhone and iPad

Download books with Apple Books

Apple Books turns your iPhone and iPad into the ultimate e-reader. The app's search feature makes it easy to find and download books, not only in the Book Store, but also on your device.

How to share books and excerpts from Apple Books on iPhone and iPad

Sharing books in Apple Books

If you can't help but tell others about great writing, Books makes it easy to share excerpts and links to books. It's also easy to share books with other members of your family and gift a book to friends.

How to listen to audiobooks on iPhone and iPad

Audiobooks on Apple Books

Apple Books is not only a great app for reading books, it's a great app for listening to audiobooks. So if audiobooks are your thing, Apple Books has you covered—no separate app required.

How to rate and review books in Apple Books on iPhone and iPad

Rating books in Apple Books

If you rely on other folks' ratings and reviews of books to decide what to read next, you can help others by contributing your own rating and reviews. And if you add a simple love/dislike rating to books you read, it will improve the quality of recommendations made by the Bookstore.

How to customize Apple Books on iPhone and iPad

Customize Apple Books

The flexibility of electronic books means you don't have to run out to the store for the extra-large type version of a book. You can change the look of books you read, from the font type and size to the background color of the "paper".

How to manage your library in Apple Books on iPhone and iPad

Managing your Apple Books library

Changes to Apple Books make it easier to organize your library into collections—because Apple Books does some of the heavy lifting for you. Anything you've downloaded from the Bookstore, and anything you've added to Books such as PDF files, can lead to a cluttered mess. Here's how to keep your digital shelves organized.

How to sell your books in the Bookstore

Selling you Apple Books

Budding author? If so, you might want to consider selling your Great American Novel (or your cookbook, or your play, or your textbook) on the Book Store.

How to troubleshoot Apple Books problems

Troubleshooting Apple Books

Can't download? Books missing? Here are a few things you can try.

Apple Books questions?

Have any questions about using Apple Books for iPhone and iPad? Let us know in the comments below.

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