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Apple iBooks Author helps you create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad.

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a 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.

Apple-designed templates

  • Give your book a great beginning with templates that include a choice of page designs with more...

What's New

Version 2.1.3:
  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.


OS X 10.7.4 or later

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Clauclau Member IconReview+105

Crashes every now and then. And don't come tell me it's my problem, or that I should find a workaround masked as permanent fix. Which is not. All my other software runs stable even during worst conditions ever. This is the only software I am running and keep crashing with its dictionary errors, object drawing deprecated and other shyte I cannot fix. Needs urgent 64-bit, not remaking icons blinding pastel style in iOS 7: Productivity comes first. The software as of today says it is for 64 bit OS, but software itself is not 64 bit. So once reaching 50% of my ram, or for other NSimage error, it goes crash, even when saving, where most of the times it loose all the modifications to the document.

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Version 2.1.1
Joeschisa Member IconComment+24

Is the only device that can "run" the products of this software sill the iPad? If so, that, to me, is not a good thing about it. I'd thought Apple would eventually work up a compatible reader for the mac, if not iPod and iPhone and maybe non-Apple devices, but perhaps not. Until they do, I'll stick with other "book writing" software and miss the advantages of this if there's any.

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Version 2.0

Mistyped "still" as "sill" in first line.


iBooks is now included in OS X Mavericks, so there are now two platforms - iPad and Macs. That's quite a lot.

Revco Member IconComment+291

Poop. Changing the .plist entry for min system requirement to 10.6.8 doesn't work anymore. v2 won't launch on 10.6.8.

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Version 2.0
Levenski Member IconReview+4

Using about two weeks! Its seems simple, but i still can't understand some features. Hope that soon i will! At all, i like this software. Nothing negative

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Version 1.1
Landino190244 Member IconReview+6

It's not possible chosser beetwen "File/New" and "File/New from model" (in italian version).
But the whole list of automatic choices made ​​by the program - a good idea just to stupid users - would require an entire book. At present the program is not usable and the rush of making it available for Apple is explained only by the involution of the software and the progressive surrender to the professional field.

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Version 1.0.1
THEE:LEE Member IconReview+116

Pretty good so far, program can lag a little if you put a lot of content (video etc) into it, but a very promising piece of software!

Going to make it easy for a lot of new authors to get into the market!

Keep up the good work apple, and thanks for making it free!

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Version 1.0.1
Xplicit Member IconComment+807

Books created with this app may only be sold through the iBook store.
see "http://venomousporridge.com/post/16126436616/ibooks-author-eula-audacity" and "http://venomousporridge.com/post/16178567783/common-misconceptions"

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Version 1.0

The key word there being SOLD. If given away, you're entirely free to take your iBooks-created book anywhere.

The new release (1.0.1) clarifies the language in the EULA to clear up some ambiguities, specifically the interpretation that Apple would lay claim to any content IN the created book. They never had such an intention, and have made that more explicit in the new EULA.

IOW: let's say you create an eBook in iBooks Author. You sell it on the iBookstore, but you'd also like to sell a Kindle edition.

No problem. Take the assets you used (art, images text etc) for the book that are not unique to iBooks (ie, not the custom widgets), throw them into any ePub tool you want, make a Kindle (et al) edition, sell it. If the other ePub tool offers widget creation, you'll need to remake the widgets, but that's all.

lemon-kun Member IconComment+256

Very cool: Hype (form Tumult Soft) plays nicely with iBooks author to make nice animations and advanced interactive content without coding.

Just follow these steps:


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Version 1.0
bighschott86 Member IconReview+6

This is awesome! Been waiting for this type of application for a long time.

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Version 1.0
Skyhorse Member IconComment+60

Interesting. I have two Macs running 10.4x and 10.6x, and no need at present to buy another...as I have an iPad 2 as well and actually now use that more than the two Macs together, to say nothing of my iPhone. Here is a tool for creating books (I'm writing my second one now)--but it works only on 10.7, not even on iPad. Real useful. Sigh. I'll stick to Calibre.

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Downloads 17,961
Version Downloads 613
License Free
Date 23 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free