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Cannot load epub as proof in Apple Books
#1  scruffs 06-18-2020, 03:53 AM
Hi. I'm old and wrinkly in terms of writing books, but new to epub.

I have a completed epub that passes validation (as does the CSS). It displays okay in Kindle Previewer.

I want to check it in Apple Books on my Mac.

So I followed Apple's instructions (unzipped epub and added the .epub extension to the folder).

In Apple Books I select:

Advanced > Add EPUB to library as proof

and select the folder I just created (nnn.epub).

But nothing happens. The proof is not loaded, and Apple Books just sits there. No error messages - nothing.

Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.
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#2  scruffs 06-18-2020, 05:05 AM
Stet that. It seems to be working now, although the fonts have been lost. I'll post a new thread in the appropriate forum.
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#3  Cootey 06-23-2020, 06:52 AM
Quote scruffs
Hi. I'm old and wrinkly in terms of writing books, but new to epub.



I have a completed epub that passes validation (as does the CSS). It displays okay in Kindle Previewer.



I want to check it in Apple Books on my Mac.



So I followed Apple's instructions (unzipped epub and added the .epub extension to the folder).



In Apple Books I select:



Advanced > Add EPUB to library as proof



and select the folder I just created (nnn.epub).



But nothing happens. The proof is not loaded, and Apple Books just sits there. No error messages - nothing.



Am I missing something?



Thanks in advance.


Why uncompress the epub, then rename the folder? Can’t you proof the epub by importing it as a .epub file?


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#4  scruffs 06-23-2020, 07:27 AM
I can, yes. But I am scratching my head about how to get custom fonts working in Apple Books, so trying everything. They work fine on Kindle, so should in Books. But they are not!
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#5  robarr 06-24-2020, 02:35 AM
Adding link to the other thread where this problem was solved:

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...36#post4003836
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