Take Control of iBooks Author [NOOK Book]

Overview

Apple's Multi-Touch ebooks boast visually impressive, template-driven layouts that can contain many types of interactive media—including interactive images, slideshows, audio and video files, rotating 3D images, and quiz questions. You create them on your Mac in the free iBooks Author application from Apple, and you can sell them to iPad users in the iBookstore or distribute them for free in any way you like. Read this ebook for expert advice ...

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Overview

Apple's Multi-Touch ebooks boast visually impressive, template-driven layouts that can contain many types of interactive media—including interactive images, slideshows, audio and video files, rotating 3D images, and quiz questions. You create them on your Mac in the free iBooks Author application from Apple, and you can sell them to iPad users in the iBookstore or distribute them for free in any way you like. Read this ebook for expert advice on how to:


Plan Your Project!


  • Give your content a "spine," and design it to flow comfortably into an iBooks Author template.
  • Determine what special types of media your book will contain—including audio files, video files, slideshows, charts and tables, graphics, interactive graphics, 3D rotating graphics (COLLADA), and study questions. You'll learn what your options are, and what file formats are needed.
  • Decide whether to write your text in iBooks Author or in another program—and, if you decide to write outside of iBooks Author, learn how to import your content efficiently.

Produce Your Book!


  • Pick an iBooks Author template and customize it—you'll learn about the dependencies and interactions between the portrait view layout and the landscape view, and find specific advice and steps for customizing both types.
  • Add new chapters, sections, and pages to your book.
  • Make your text flow through your book, and understand how to control the flow.
  • Import and position graphics, videos, and other media items, so that they appear where you want them to—and understand why and how these elements may appear as thumbnails.
  • Make an imported graphic interactive with tappable elements that reveal additional information.
  • Create and configure study questions (and answers).
  • Add an interactive glossary and index, and understand how they interact.
  • Learn how iBooks Author generates a table of contents, and tweak your table of contents.
  • Make internal hyperlinks and external links to the Web.

Publish!


  • Export your ebook as a basic PDF or text file (for people who want to read your book, but don't have an iPad).
  • Export your ebook as a Multi-Touch ebook that can be read exclusively in iBooks on the iPad.
  • Get set up to make your ebook available through Apple's iBookstore.
  • Upload your completed project to the iBookstore.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615428601
  • Publisher: TidBITS
  • Publication date: 3/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,061,636
  • File size: 8 MB

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    I am giving it 5 stars!!!

    "Take Control of iBooks Author, version 1.0, by Michael E. Cohen; Edited by Tonya Engst; TidBITS Publishing Inc.

    Michael E. Cohen started working on a project that started Voyager Expanded Books in the 1990's. When that slowed down, they didn't can the project. Kindle came out 10 years later and revamped the project. He wrote the user guide for Voyager Expanded Books, and now he has written the book Take Control of iBooks Author, version 1.0. With this book he is trying to show an average Joe how to make an e-book. He has step by step instructions on how to use and publish your book. He started work developing instructional software in the 1970's. He found the first university computer center for humanities in the 1980's also.
    This book is very informative. It is in a language even the youngest person can understand. It was step by step, and I couldn't put it down. I told myself that if I had a Mac I would go ahead and put it to use. So in all reality I really like this book. I would recommend it to every one. My husband is an IT student. He needs to have a look at it himself. If I had the opportunity I would write an e-book. There is some really cool things this program can do. It is a very detailed user guide. There are a few cons to the software mentioned in this book. It is only available on Mac operating systems. It is time consuming to use the software, but what book isn't when being written? I have gotten alot out of this book. It tells you how to Understand the format, planning and writing your book, to study aids and publishing. So if you have the time, and the right operating system give it a go, I know I will. I give it a rating of 10 stars on my scale.

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