Apple iBooks Author
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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
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • This version of iBooks Author resolves an issue where custom fonts may not properly display.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7.4 or later



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Clauclau reviewed on 04 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Joeschisa commented on 25 Oct 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.
[Version 2.0]

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Joeschisa replied on 25 Oct 2012
Mistyped "still" as "sill" in first line.
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Marek replied on 25 Nov 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 commented on 23 Oct 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.
[Version 2.0]


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Levenski reviewed on 09 Mar 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
[Version 1.1]


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Landino190244 reviewed on 25 Feb 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.
[Version 1.0.1]


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THEE:LEE reviewed on 08 Feb 2012
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!
[Version 1.0.1]


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Xplicit commented on 22 Jan 2012
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"
[Version 1.0]

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Chas_m replied on 03 Feb 2012
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.
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lemon-kun commented on 21 Jan 2012
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:

http://tumultco.com/blog/2012/01/20/easy-html5-animations-in-ibooks-using-tumult-hype-and-ibooks-author/
[Version 1.0]


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bighschott86 reviewed on 20 Jan 2012
This is awesome! Been waiting for this type of application for a long time.
[Version 1.0]


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Skyhorse commented on 20 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 1.0]


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John_Brown rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 2.1.1]



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WisdomL0RD rated on 23 Oct 2012

[Version 2.0]



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Ahmed Hafeez rated on 28 Feb 2012

[Version 1.0.1]



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Lancetx70 rated on 04 Feb 2012

[Version 1.0.1]



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Rob.h rated on 20 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0]



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Joburg94 rated on 20 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 20 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0]



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Fabio Milocco rated on 20 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0]



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tyler510 rated on 19 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0]



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Quiiick rated on 19 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:2,849
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:25 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 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 new 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 iBookstore or iTunes U
  • Preview your book in iBooks on iPad to see how it looks and works
  • Submit your book to the iBookstore 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


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