The software is aimed at textbook writers and publishers, but it can just as well be used for producing cookbooks, picture books, interactive fiction novels, how-to books, and the like. Feature Overview E-books designed with iBooks Author are basically geared to be read on the iPad platform using the recently updated iBooks 2 reader app. Both programs share a similar interface, including text editor formatting tools and page layouts, and the familiar drop and add multimedia features. You can write a book from scratch, but you also can import existing Pages and Word documents.
Learn how to make an eBook with iBooks Author! There are two recent changes that are to your advantage: Now that eBooks have become popular and even preferred by manyyou no longer have to worry about physically printing your books in order to sell them.
The other big change is that online stores like iBooks or Amazon. So this means to create and sell a book, all you have to do is create a file! Video Demo If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth ten times that!
Keep reading to find out how to get started. You can download all of the source files needed for this tutorial here. This compressed folder contains all of the media assets that you will need for this project, and it also contains the completed iBook for reference.
Save the folder to your desktop or some other easy-to-find place that you can access from iBook Author.
Minimal setup — things are looking good so far! The next section shows you how to create your iBook from the library of existing templates available. Fill in some basic information about your book in the Document pane, such as your name, the title of the book, and some basic notes about the book.
Click Book Title, which will bring up the book cover screen, as such: On the book cover, you can double-click any of the text fields directly on the book cover to edit them.
Go ahead and edit them now. Note that you can also add, remove, and reposition text boxes to get your titles looking just the way you want, as seen below: In the iBooksAuthorTutorial folder that you downloaded, find the Media folder.
In this folder, you will see a file named cover. The new cover should look like this: This is the cover that readers will briefly see as the book opens on their iPad.
Going to the Movies — Adding Intro Media to Your iBook iBooks have a neat feature where when the book first starts, it can play a movie. This is a great way to introduce the book with something interesting and motivating. Be patient; iBooks Author might need a few seconds to process the video.
Once the processing is complete, hit the play button and watch the exciting intro video! If you choose not to have a video as your Intro Media, you can instead use a still image. If you opt not to use any intro media, then your iBook will open directly to the table of contents.
Videos will only play when exported in the iBooks format.In this iBooks Author tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a book in iBooks Author from scratch – complete with embedded video, interactive quizzes, and more. You’ll see how easy it is, and will be making your own book in no time!
Author Richard Harrington shares advice for writing a book that you will want to publish digitally with an application like Apple iBooks Author. You might be thinking that as a photographer, you will not need to do all that much writing for a book.
iBooks has specific promotions for free first in series and iBooks readers are used to using them as a way into a new author's books.
iBooks readers are also less price sensitive because there is no subscription model, so even if you give the first away as a free .
Pages, iBooks Author, and eBooks creation: Everything you need to know But the writing is on the wall: Apple wants to build an experience that works with ePub 3 without the need for proprietary formats, and that experience is being built inside of Pages.
Pages has new (really pretty) book templates for both free-flowing and fixed-format. As the self-publishing industry grows larger, Apple’s iBooks Author (free) exists as a unique tool for publishing e-books than can reach a large audience of iPad, iPhone and Mac users.
The iBooks format is also useful for showcasing and distributing content independent of the iBooks Store. Aug 10, · Hello, I am a budding author and want to publish to iBooks. I am aware of the iBooks Author app but it is only available for MAC users.
I have been told that there is a version for PC users too, but I cannot find it.