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iBooks Author cover and metadata extraction

Project description

“ibooks” is a small python module that can be used to extract cover images and basic metadata from iBooks Author files.


Use easy_install or pip:

pip install ibooks

Commandline Usage

With the commandline script you can print metadata to the console and extract the cover from .ibooks files:

ibooks my-ibooks-author-file.ibooks

Library Usage

Here is how you can use ‘ibooks’ as a lib in your code:

>>>from ibooks import iBooks
>>>ibook = iBooks('my-ibooks-author.ibooks')

# Get some metadata
>>> ibook.title
"Title of iBooks file"
"Authors Name"

# Extract cover
# Be sure to process the image file before the "ibook" object is released


Release date: 2013-07-29

  • added wheel package and other packaging fixes
  • fix error when calling as script without argument


Release date: 2013-07-26

  • custom exceptions
  • added .is_preview()


Release date: 2013-06-19

  • Initial release

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