Annoyed by Apple’s Books.app quoting, trimming and appending an “Excerpt From” when copying a small passage from an ePub? Did you know ePubs are a collection of HTML files? 🤓
Open the folder containing the books. If you use iCloud, type
open ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/iCloud~com~apple~iBooks/Documents/ in the Terminal.app
Right-click on the book you want to
Show Package Contents and then open your chapter.html of interest in a regular web browser to copy-paste… or even read the passage out loud for you through the
Edit > Speech > Start Speaking.
Active reading — copying, editing, commenting, structuring our comprehension of the material — is well-researched to stick in your brain’s neural nets better than passive reading (listening).
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