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In this course, author and educator Chris Mattia demonstrates how to use the Apple iBooks Author application to create and publish your own ebook, without extensive design or publishing experience.
Follow along with Chris as he assembles, refines, and publishes a dynamic and engaging ebook for distribution on the iPad using the iBooks app. The course demonstrates the process of adding all of the components of a dynamic ebook, including engaging text, images, audio, video, 3D models, and dynamic web content. It also shows how to customize the iBooks Author interface and leverage built-in templates to produce a beautifully designed and polished ebook. The course wraps up with a review of the iBookstore publishing process.
There's one more way that we can export our content directly out of iBooks Author. And that's to export a text document that contains all of the text that's used throughout our document. Here's how to do it. All you need to do is go up to the File menu, come down and select Export, and then click the button that says Text, well then click the button that says Next. We can title our document, I'm going to go ahead and call mine Explore California.txt, then you can set where you want your document to be saved to.
I'm going ahead and leave mine set to the Desktop and then click the Export button. A text document is created for you right there on your Desktop. I'm going ahead and minimize my iBooks Author document, and then we'll go ahead and just double-click on Explore California.txt. And here you can see all of the text from your book is all laid out in one document for you. Now, this is a great way to be able to export out a copy of all the text and send it to say a proofreader or copy editor, or somebody who is going to go in and mark it up.
You may want to then take this document and drop it into something like Pages or Microsoft Word, where you can turn on track changes to allow your reviewers to be able to go through it and make it so that they can be easily imported back into iBooks Author if you need to import or make some specific changes. So, those are the three ways to be able to export your book out of iBooks Author. You can export it into an iBooks format and simply distribute it for free by uploading that document to your web site or you can export it as a PDF file or you can export it as a plain text file.
So all the work that you do inside of iBooks Author, the best experience that your users are going to have, as if they're looking at it in the iBooks format, but you can get the content out and into another format as well.
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