Publishing with iBooks Author
An Introduction to Creating Ebooks for the iPad
Publisher: O'Reilly Media / Tools of Change
Released: February 2012
Pages: 108

iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment. This book is intended to get you up and writing in iBooks Author. You’ll learn what to expect from this new tool and what its strengths and limitations are. You’ll see how you can create beautifully designed pages and how you can bring those designs to life with interactive content in ways that, before now, were only possible in a web browser on the Internet. You’ll also find out how to navigate the occasionally tricky terrain of Apple’s ecosystem so that you can get your book published to the iBookstore.

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    4.0

    Great Information for IBook Beginners

    By Miki the Solo Traveler

    from Venice, Italy

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      Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

      I came across this book and I was very happy as I had no clue on how to start writing a book with ibooks Author. Information and description is very accurate and detailed. A very practical handbook with complete inoformation for beginners to intermediate writers.

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      5.0

      Perfect in depth view of iBook Author

      By SirJozzi

      from Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden

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        Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

        As a user of InDesign you will recognize the way of working, but building a digital document requires some other operations. This book covers the depth of the iBook Author software, making you a power user and makes you produce the iBook you want.

         
        4.0

        Useful for reference

        By Muso educator

        from NZ

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            Very useful to have alongside for reference.

             
            5.0

            The only book you will need.

            By Flash

            from Monterey ca

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              Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

              I have tried other books and tutorials. None are this informative . The subjects I needed to know about were in the advanced categories. This was the only book that addressed my concerns. Thank you!!! I am very thankful that you made it available.

               
              5.0

              Very helpful

              By Timbuktu

              from Toronto

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                Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

                The book helped a great deal in writing my first ibook. Cheers!

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                4.0

                Making iBooks Simple

                By Regina

                from Hot Springs, Arkansas

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                  Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

                  Publishing with iBooks Author is a very straight-forward explanation of how to publish using iBooks. The language is easy to follow and the images included made understanding the process much simpler. If you are a beginner at using iBooks, this book will definitely help you through the basic steps to get you started.

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                  query answer

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                  from London

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                  Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

                  I had an ibook author related query, which the team responded to straightaway and helpful in guiding me to resource that will help.

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                  5.0

                  Very Helpful Book

                  By ibooks Alexis

                  from Austin, TX

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                    Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

                    I read this book before beginning with iBooks Author. Not only did it give me a great foundation for using the program, but I also have found myself referring to it when I get stumped along the way. Very useful. Now we just need an advanced users guide.

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                    4.0

                    Comprehensive Intro to an Exciting Tool

                    By shawnday

                    from Dublin, Ireland

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                      Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

                      This is a well crafted, illustrated and solid introduction to Apple's exciting new authoring software. It will get the novice up, imagining and creating richly interactive textbooks in short order. It offers a logical progression building on a thorough look at the interface and available commands with a more comprehensive examination of the steps in the authoring process from considering pages, text, objects and layout to finally looking at the publishing process itself. The book is a concise guide and companion that can be used as a beside the screen and keyboard tutor to handy reference source.

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                      5.0

                      A real time-saver

                      By LoreenLeedy

                      from Orlando, FL

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                          Comments about oreilly Publishing with iBooks Author:

                          Covers the details you need to know to use iBooks Author effectively to design a professional-quality iBook. The screen shots are very helpful. Thanks to authors Nellie McKesson and Adam Witwer, and O'Reilly!

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