As PopClip is incompatible with Apple Books, I wonder if there is any way to make PopClip work in it?
I’d be interested if anyone knows how. But, as I understand it, books come with DRM, and Apple doesn’t want other apps to be able to read the text of the books. PopClip’s usual techniques don’t work.
Whilst iBooks does have a “Copy” command it comes with quotes around it and has and attribution like this:
“A palms-to-floor Elephant Walk, or moving your way closer to it, helps me ensure that your hamstrings will have a nice balance of flexibility when we start addressing their strength.” Excerpt From Knee Ability Zero - The Picture Book Ben Patrick https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewBook?id=0 This material may be protected by copyright.
It is broken by design/demands from publishers. It’s terrible for people who want to work with excerpts from non-fiction books. It’s terrible for people who want to export a few highlights. It’s terrible for people who want to look up/translate/save short passages with third-party software.
Also terrible: there is no real EPUB reader alternative on the AppStore.