Now anyone can create stunning 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 Apple Books 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 Apple Books or iTunes U • Preview your book in Apple Books on iPhone, iPad and on Mac to see how it looks and works • Submit your book to Apple Books for sale or free download in a few simple steps • Export your book 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)
too many things are grayed out...can't use gallery or gadgets...what's the point if you can't insert your own photos, etc. nice layout...would have loved to use it. would have preferred to have paid a few pennies and had it functional.
Has iBooks Author been dead? Pages now can export epub books! Almost 6 years, only version 2.6.
Great app! I am impressed! I have been typing stories for the last 5 or more years, though 4 of those years were on a Windows computer. When I upgraded to the Mac, I used TextEdit for most of my stories, but I wanted something more. I found this app, and so far it has been wonderful! The only disadvange that I found was this app is not user friendly, but other than that, this app is amazing!
Hasn't been updated in like 10 years. Either update it or kill it.
I really like the format of this program. However, since Mac updated in November 2019, ibooks Author doesn't load at all, or it will load after 30 mintues! I really don't understand why they won't update their app when Mac updates their software! Fix this!
Update/update/update: Wish Apple would get their head out of their derrieres and put some work into this program and develop it into something. Apple could use pages for short documents and this for the book length program. Please, Apple, do something. Still no update They have to fix this bloody program. It deleted an entire chapter, just erased it without my fingers touching a key or a mouse, and I lost everything in that chapter for eternity. Why are is Apple letting this go to waste? This would be a truly beautiful and awe-inspiring book writing program for both interactive and regular books if only the folks at apple would work on this program and update it. I cannot, for the life of me, see why Apple has all but thrown it away. It’s layout is amazing and it looks just like reading a book on-line which helps when writing it to see what the reader is looking at. It’s features are incredible — or at least the ones that are there. As other reviews have noted, it is a stunning app, but why no bibliography, footnoting, and other accoutrements of writing books? Why no iphone or ipad version? Why no ability to do indexing? Why not exporting to kindle or just being able to compile the work and send it off to a publisher if one chooses that route? And so on and on. I echo others in my hopes that Apple will do something with this and not simply throw in more templates here and there. This has some amazing potention if only they would do it.
I like the program but it has some issues. I can't edit templates after applying them of my own and many other problems.
great software, just needs an updated look, still looks like its from iLife ‘09
Apple - I say this from the bottom of my heart - this tool is so underutilized and undervalued by you but it is so great. If you put half as much effort into this as you did into Garageband, you'd have an Adobe InDesign killer on your hands. Please reinvest in this amazing tool!
A review box when haven't even gotten app yet? WTHey