Apple iBooks Author
Apple iBooks Author
2.6.1

4.3

Apple iBooks Author free download for Mac

Apple iBooks Author

2.6.1
26 September 2018

Create and publish iBooks for iPad.

Overview

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.

What's new in Apple iBooks Author

Version 2.6.1:
  • This update includes stability and performance improvements

Requirements for Apple iBooks Author

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

17 Apple iBooks Author Reviews

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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
19 January 2012

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Considering they are offering this app for free, some limitations are to be expected, including the lack of backwards compatibility. It's obviously a "loss leader", a item intended to stimulate sales of other products. Yet there is still no iBooks reader app for the Mac. I just don't get that.
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Version 1.0
iareed0
13 February 2018
Good job!
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Version 2.6
Poetry
31 March 2016
Anyone know where I can get a previous version that will work on 10.9.5 (Mavercks) ?
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Version 2.4.1
1 answer(s)
Poetry
Poetry
31 March 2016
Specifically, I need to find version 2.3 because it's compatible with Mavericks.
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Cary-Chauvet
31 March 2016
I'm on my third book using this software and find it excellent. Very intuitive and easy to learn.
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Version 2.4.1
MichaelHaeusler
05 October 2015
Great software for creating/editing eBooks. Don't know if there's a better one for OS X out there… I've tested Sigil, not a chance. With iBA you can create ebooks in Apple's proprietary iBooks format, including InDesign IDML import, but also epub (v3), sadly not with InDesign import, and there's no in-app cross-transfer between iba-projects from epub to ibooks and vice versa. You would need to export your epub project as an .epub file, then re-import that into an iBA ibooks project for Apple-proprietary pimping. All in all it's very intuitive, for quick studies anyway. It's made to go smooth with Apple products and OSs, but if you don't go nuts on the formatting, your epubs will look good on your eInk reader, in Calibre etc. As a print author I usually work out of InDesign, but it's way too complicated to use it for eBook creation, if your work is heavy on special formatting, multiple fonts etc. Better just export an RTF, copy into iBA and boil it down into a clean, ascetic ebook. Very simple to do with this software. And it's free as well. I just hope my publisher will accept my .iba files. ;) PS: I haven't worked with the Apple ibooks templates, simply because epub is the way to go. But the functionality seems to be pretty great. So if you're not bound to the regular epub/azw market, go with the ibooks format. A lot of possibilities there.
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Version 2.4
San-Marco
25 September 2015
I especially like exporting to ePub feature.
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Version 2.3
onemac-net
08 March 2015
772 Downloads since 17-Oct-2014 tells me that OS X is dead!
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Version 2.2
3 answer(s)
Germano60
Germano60
02 July 2015
or that maybe OS X users go mainly through AppStore for their downloads?
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Simon3
Simon3
30 October 2015
Who would download an Apple application from here instead of the App Store? Dead? In what world do you live?
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Cary-Chauvet
Cary-Chauvet
31 March 2016
Nice try but that's not what I'm seeing for the number of downloads just on this site alone (21,000). This is free software available in the App Store. It is very intuitive, easy to use and learn.
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Joeschisa
25 October 2012
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
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Joeschisa
Joeschisa
25 October 2012
Mistyped "still" as "sill" in first line.
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mpiekielnik
mpiekielnik
25 November 2013
iBooks is now included in OS X Mavericks, so there are now two platforms - iPad and Macs. That's quite a lot.
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Revco
24 October 2012
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
09 March 2012
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
25 February 2012
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
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4.3

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