Book and Author Platforms

iBooks Author review

 

Apple’s iBooks Author is perfection in itself. A free app available from the Mac App Store, iBooks Author follows all the popular Apple brand Apps is it’s form and function.

iBooks Author looks and feels a lot like Keynote, Apple’s version of PowerPoint. Don’t worry if you’ve never seen or used Keynote, or other Apple Apps for that matter, book publishing has never been this fun or exciting. You start out by choosing a template from a number of beautifully designed themes. Then you can begin customizing your template with your own text, images, audio and video.


THE GOOD /

  • Free
  • Intuitive
  • Drag & Drop

THE BAD /

  • Mac OS only
  • Output to iBooks only
  • 30% fee to Apple


 

In addition to multimedia, you can insert interactive widgets like photo galleries, slide shows, reviews, 3D, and more. When you are done, simply hit publish and you can begin selling your work in the iTunes store or iTunesU. You can create handbooks, manual, textbook, all with multi-touch interactivity.

Apple- iBooks Author allows you to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks

With iBook Author you have complete control, and with iBookstore, you pay a flat 30% to Apple no matter the cost or size (up to 2 GB). But unlike Kindle, Apple does not hit you with a $.15/MB “delivery” fee.

 

7.5 Total Score
The Bottomline

Beautiful eBook creator for the Apple Universe

Site Interface
8
Features
7.5
Support
7
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For anyone wanting to publish a beautiful and interactive book, take a look at iBook Author and create a truly multi-media piece of work. You can always publish a straight text only traditional work too!

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Specifications
Contract:No
Author Rights:Author Retains
Book Pricing:Author sets
Retail Pricing:30% to Apple
Delivery Platform:Any iDevice
Distribution Assistance:No
Ease of Use:Simple

Company Overview

Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page 

iBooks Author (iBA) is an e-book authoring application by Apple Inc. Documents created with iBooks Author may be exported as PDF files or be published to the Apple iBooks Bookstore. iBooks Author is available free of charge.

Apple released iBooks Author on January 19, 2012 at an education-focused special event in New York City.  Simultaneously, Apple also released iBooks 2 and a new iBooks Bookstore category for textbooks. The software is proprietary and available only for Mac OS X. Apple offers it for free download in the Mac App Store.

Apple describes iBooks Author as a tool for “educators and smaller publishers to create their own books”.  Documents created by iBooks Author may only be sold for a fee if they are accepted by and distributed by Apple, but authors also have the option to distribute their work anywhere if the work is being distributed for free.


 

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