How can I get the book covers to display in iBooks on my iPhone?

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I have recently purchased a new MacBook and when I have synced new (downloaded) ebooks, the cover is not showing up on my iPhone, but it is showing up on Ibooks on the MacBook - How do I get the nice design cover to show up on my iPhone?
 

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I have recently purchased a new MacBook and when I have synced new (downloaded) ebooks, the cover is not showing up on my iPhone, but it is showing up on Ibooks on the MacBook - How do I get the nice design cover to show up on my iPhone?

Hi there, @chazzababe81. Welcome to iMore.

Were these books purchased via iBooks (iTunes)? I'm not 100% positive, but it may be set up this way to save space on your iPhone. Or it may be set up this way for no reason.

When you get a moment, stroll on over to the new members section and introduce yourself to the community:
https://forums.imore.com/new-forums-introduce-yourself-here/
Hope this helped.
 

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I have recently purchased a new MacBook and when I have synced new (downloaded) ebooks, the cover is not showing up on my iPhone, but it is showing up on Ibooks on the MacBook - How do I get the nice design cover to show up on my iPhone?

Hello and welcome to iMore. I just checked on both my iPad and iPhone, and I can see book covers. I opened iBooks, and tapped on the library tab. It took a bit for them to load, but they did. I'm trying to find out what to do if they wont load, and when I find something, I'll post it here.

Edited to add: This seems to have been a common problem in the past. Did you purchase these books from Apple, or from another eBook source?
 

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Thank you for your response! I have downloaded them (not through Apple) and they’ve always been able to show covers in the past but have just got a new MacBook so I used to have to sync through iTunes but now with the new MacBook it syncs through iCloud I think but now the new books I’ve downloaded all have no cover.
 

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Thank you for your response! I have downloaded them (not through Apple) and they’ve always been able to show covers in the past but have just got a new MacBook so I used to have to sync through iTunes but now with the new MacBook it syncs through iCloud I think but now the new books I’ve downloaded all have no cover.

With the exception of purchases, videos and music playing, you now manage your device via Finder in macOS.
 

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I have just looked at Books for the first time in ages, all the covers show.
But I noticed another problem, somehow or other this app has added lots of author’s series stuff to my library, and I have no idea whether I have read any of them at all ! I have just opened one, it’s awful and I don’t remember it at all, but the app says I finished it ,I’m sure I didn’t ! Apple must have found a creative way to upgrade their authors figures !
 
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