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My Mac seems to no longer recognize Bookshare books in Pub format since the app changed from iBooks to Books. when opening a downloaded book from Bookshare, Mac sends me an error message stating 'this book cannot be opened - the file is corrupt'. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts as to what's going on here?

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Submitted by Justin Philips on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Till the problem is solved, you may want to read such books online like a web page. Just change the preferences.

Submitted by Dawn on Thursday, December 12, 2019

maybe try changing the format 2 say DAISY format. I don't know if Books will support DAISY format, or if there's any DAISY player apps 4 the mac.
I'd also try & contact bookshare & see what they have 2 say.

Submitted by David A on Thursday, December 12, 2019

In reply to by Justin Philips

thanks for the idea of reading on the web - this may be my best option. Generally I read Bookshare books on my phone using EasyReader. I would lke to have the same book available on my Mac and using Bookshare web reader may be my choice.

Submitted by David A on Thursday, December 12, 2019

In reply to by Dawn

Thank you for the idea. I don't know either which formats Books supports. Bookshare advised me to contact Apple re: this matter. I decided to come to Applevis before trying that route.

Submitted by Ginsenshi on Thursday, December 12, 2019

I use Speech Central for both mac and iOS it wokrs good with voiceover for the most part .

Submitted by David A on Friday, December 13, 2019

In reply to by Ginsenshi

Thanks for sharing your experience with Speech Central. I'm going to look into this app to see whether it works for me as well.