Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with iBooks Author, part of Digital Publishing Fundamentals.
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Apple has tossed its hat into the digital publishing ring with the iBooks author.…Taking cues from the word processing tool Pages, Apple is making it very easy to…create beautiful eBook applications.…The target audience seems to be authors with little or no experience with the…Page Layout or interactive content creation, but anyone with a Macintosh…computer can take advantage of this amazing application.…With its template-based workflow, creating documents is as simple as dragging and…dropping text and media into a layout.…
You can quickly add elements such as text frames, shapes, various tables and…charts, even add interactive elements that Apple calls widgets.…The widgets include things like photo galleries, media such as audio and…video, reviews, keynote presentations, interactive images, 3D elements, and…embedded HTML content.…iBooks author is currently a Mac only application, so you'll have to own a…Mac in order to use it.…
Publishing options are restricted to the proprietary iBook format, PDF or, text document.…
- Is print dead?
- Understanding digital publishing terminology
- Comparing an EPUB to a fixed-layout EPUB
- Publishing with PDFs
- Understanding the benefits and shortcomings of ebook apps
- Working with InDesign, Word, and iBooks Author
- Understanding distribution options
- Selecting a publishing format