Skip to main content

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: 2013-06-19

  • Initial release

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for ibooks, version 0.1
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size (6.2 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View hashes

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page