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iBooks Author

By Apple

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Description

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iOS device or Mac at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBooks Store in a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.

Apple-designed templates
• Give your book a great beginning with templates that include a choice of page designs with matching fonts, colors, and textures
• Quickly customize your book with text and images, create new layouts, and even save a custom template
• Easily add a cover, video introduction, table of contents, copyright page, dedication, and foreword

Beautiful text and layouts
• Use a variety of text styles including custom fonts to give your book a rich yet consistent look
• Add text, shapes, charts, tables, and media anywhere on the page
• Import a chapter written in Pages or Microsoft Word and apply a great-looking layout from your current template
• Add sophisticated mathematical expressions with native equation editing using both LaTeX and MathML notation
• Add any word to the glossary with a single click and easily include photos, images, charts, tables, and shapes next to any definition
• Automatically create a portrait view of your landscape book, which allows readers to focus on the text

Multi-Touch widgets
• Choose from a variety of widgets that add Multi-Touch interactivity to your book
• Add a photo gallery, chapter review, movie, audio file, Keynote presentation, scrolling sidebar, dynamic pop-over, interactive image with callouts, 3D object, or custom HTML anywhere in your book
• Many widgets include placeholders for titles and captions and are automatically numbered so you can reference them in your main text
• Add accessibility descriptions to any widget so that it can be used by sight-impaired readers easily with VoiceOver

Export for iBooks Store or iTunes U
• Preview your book in iBooks on iPhone, iPad and on Mac to see how it looks and works
• Submit your book to the iBooks Store for sale or free download in a few simple steps
• Export your book in iBooks format to share on iTunes U or to give to others
• Export your book as a PDF file

Requirements
• OS X 10.10 or later
• 2GB of RAM
• 1.2GB of available disk space
• Keynote 6.0 or later (required for importing presentations created in Keynote 6.0+)
• Pages 5.0 or later (required for importing documents created in Pages 5.0+)
• iBooks for iOS 4.3 or later (required for previewing on an iOS device)
• iBooks for Mac 1.2 or later (required for previewing on Mac)
• iTunes Producer 2.9 or later (required for book publishing)
• Network Connection (required for book publishing)

What's New in Version 2.4.1

• Security updates

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Customer Reviews

It’s Okay

Apple needs to advance capabilities in this program if they indend it being a tool allowing authors easy creation and publishing of iBooks. I tried this program first starting by creating a book from templates and found very limited in grouping and organizing chapters and sections. The program doesn’t allow adding a footnote in any fashion and other items authors need when creating works. I then created something using Pages and imported it into iBook Author. I added footnotes in iPages because I was citing work. I’m working on a historical book and do need to cite sources and even sections of others work. Well, iBook Author completely destroyed my footnotes, broke down organization created in iPages using headings and even destroyed the index automatically created in Pages.

Apple developers, authors need full word processing features when writing books. Even novelists are writing themselves notes, organizing them while they write. Without the basic heading organization, footnotes, and more simplistic text editing; the program is only going to be used by someone writing a novel and more than likely they will use it only for their first attempt.

Fancy, and Only Imports from Pages and Word

I would like to be able to convert pdfs to epubs, so I can read them, on my e-reader, without too much eye strain. I can use Textedit to clear out formatting and [step-by-step] clear out the line breaks. I thought this would let me organize the results into simple readable epubs.

But this is for fancy epubs, and can't open existing epubs, and this doesn’t import from Textedit, which is the best to clear out formatting, or from LibreOffice, which is my usual word processor, only from Pages or Word. I don’t see why I should need one more step in the process: pdf -> txt -> pages or doc -> epub.

I don’t know about multitouch. I can’t use multitouch with my disabilities, and don’t understand why multitouch would have anything to do with e-readers.

It also contains painful animation. For example, when I try and fail to open existing epubs, it has an animated graphic of flipping to the file selection screen and back.

Mutilated a Helpless EBook

Had an epub book layed out in Pages, exported pretty well, but I wanted to tweak the layout a little. Figured iBooks Author would be just the thing. No...no, it isn't. It slathered extra pages and random SECTION X headers all over the place and it appears that you can't do such simple things as merge chapters or sections. Basically, it seems, you just pour your book into iBooks Author and it assaults your book and dumps its lifeless and mutilated corpse in an alley.

I guess it works for some people, but it is most emphatically not for everyone.

iBooks Author
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.4.1
  • Size: 419 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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