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By Apple (Apple Inc.)

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iOS device or Mac at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBooks Store in a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.

Apple-designed templates
• Give your book a great beginning with templates that include a choice of page designs with matching fonts, colors, and textures
• Quickly customize your book with text and images, create new layouts, and even save a custom template
• Easily add a cover, video introduction, table of contents, copyright page, dedication, and foreword

Beautiful text and layouts
• Use a variety of text styles including custom fonts to give your book a rich yet consistent look
• Add text, shapes, charts, tables, and media anywhere on the page
• Import a chapter written in Pages or Microsoft Word and apply a great-looking layout from your current template
• Add sophisticated mathematical expressions with native equation editing using both LaTeX and MathML notation
• Add any word to the glossary with a single click and easily include photos, images, charts, tables, and shapes next to any definition
• Automatically create a portrait view of your landscape book, which allows readers to focus on the text

Multi-Touch widgets
• Choose from a variety of widgets that add Multi-Touch interactivity to your book
• Add a photo gallery, chapter review, movie, audio file, Keynote presentation, scrolling sidebar, dynamic pop-over, interactive image with callouts, 3D object, or custom HTML anywhere in your book
• Many widgets include placeholders for titles and captions and are automatically numbered so you can reference them in your main text
• Add accessibility descriptions to any widget so that it can be used by sight-impaired readers easily with VoiceOver

Export for iBooks Store or iTunes U
• Preview your book in iBooks on iPhone, iPad and on Mac to see how it looks and works
• Submit your book to the iBooks Store for sale or free download in a few simple steps
• Export your book in iBooks format to share on iTunes U or to give to others
• Export your book as a PDF file

Requirements
• macOS 10.11 or later
• 2GB of RAM
• 1.2GB of available disk space
• Keynote 6.0 or later (required for importing presentations created in Keynote 6.0+)
• Pages 5.0 or later (required for importing documents created in Pages 5.0+)
• iBooks for iOS 4.3 or later (required for previewing on an iOS device)
• iBooks for Mac 1.3 or later (required for previewing on Mac)
• iTunes Producer 2.9 or later (required for book publishing)
• Network Connection (required for book publishing)

Release Notes

25/09/2017 | Version : 2.6 | Size : 390.1 MB
• Add images and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser or drag and drop
• Support for wide color gamut images
• Performance and stability improvements

20/09/2016 | Version : 2.5 | Size : 385.9 MB
• New templates for creating interactive ePub books
• Support for publishing to iBooks using an Apple ID with two-factor authentication enabled
• Improved workflow when publishing books on behalf of multiple sellers
• Performance and stability improvements

01/04/2016 | Version : 2.4.1 | Size : 399.7 MB
• Security updates

Rankings

Overall :
#85 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#17 : Top Free Mac Applications [Productivity]

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Supported Devices : Mac OS

Comments and Ratings for iBooks Author

Book cover Problems (2.4.1)
24/04/2016 03:49:00 4/5 By Purple_Me3
This looks like a really good app to use for publishing books, and it seems okay to use. But I have a really big issue with the cover feature of this app. For some reason I am unable to add images and pictures onto my covers, and the mdia file is empty where it says photos. Yet on the audio section it shows all my recordings from voice memo etc, so why are there no photos in the photo library on the media of app? I can’t seem to add any photos on the media either, and the usual drag and drop doesn’t work when trying to insert from my photo library on my pc. So since I can’t add covers on my tittle page, this app does not get a five star. Please fix the problem, because once this feature works I hear you can make really book covers. Please please fix it asap!!!!

Amazing app! (2.4)
07/03/2016 21:21:00 5/5 By Brockolate
Downloaded this in February, used it to create a starter task for my school class. The kids loved it! You can create questions and interactive images etc., very easy to use! Definitely an essential if you’re in education.

Media button (2.3)
20/09/2015 23:04:00 3/5 By budding author
Media button to import a photo points to iPhoto - doh! It needs to point to Photos since we have gone over to Yosemite. You would have thought the app would have kept up with the times. I am therefore using Pages for my book until someone somewhere points Media to the both iPhotos (for those not using Yosemite) and Photos for those who are. Simples!!! Or is there a work around I am not aware of, apart from transferring all the relevant photos from Photo to iPhoto which seems a waste of time.

warning (2.3)
09/09/2015 15:28:00 2/5 By finaldiner
This App is STILL not fit for purpose. Many bugs and illogical functioning. The crazy implementation of the Bookmarks ‘feature’ alone beggars belief.

Rammsteinim (2.2)
26/02/2015 22:30:00 5/5 By angel Hall-Coulston
Really polished, stable and simple to use. It does what it says etc, BUT, ah you sensed one coming didn’t you. What would be really really nice is the option to have a night mode and also the ability to just have the editor itself with NO peripherals to distract. Then it would get 6 stars from me.

A bit difficult to fathom at times. (2.2)
11/12/2014 12:44:00 4/5 By Gillian74
Just a few niggles but it could just be me being stupid! I cannot find any simple way to count the words per page. The other thing is this - I took the process to publish all the way; and as far as I could go, only to be told there was no such document in my files. The file was 14 pages long but it refuses to publish or recognise its there. The app is very good although it takes a bit of ‘brain’ to fathom. One other little niggle - the print page is ridiculously difficult to understand and is ambiguous. It urgently needs simplifying. Setting up the front end is problematic as there are too many unexplained variations. There is no explanation of what to do if you dont actually need the choices given. I actually was very irritated that there was insufficient guidance. As with all these apps what is totally obvious to the designer is VERY OFTEN NOT obvious to the user and it continues to frustrate me when designers dont seem to give enough pop up help. Despite these niggles the app is good

Stable, but did someone forget something? (2.2)
27/10/2014 16:30:00 3/5 By Jordan Thomas
Looks a bit nicer on Yosemite with the update, but did someone forget the Add Pages button? It sticks out like a sore thumb..

Easy (2.2)
18/10/2014 14:10:00 5/5 By Kingk001
Really fast, simple and easy to use.

Crashing (2.1.3)
16/10/2014 21:38:00 2/5 By Ivqrfgiurbqgiu
All it does is crash I need to say anymore.

OK ish (2.1.1)
25/08/2014 10:46:00 3/5 By Ray5 jag
Its OK for publishing within Apples eco system, but go off piste to other ebook re-sellers and it’s useless. The general lack of standards for complex documeents to include equations, images and tables is pretty poor, considering that ebooks have now been established for many years. For a novel its OK.


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