iBooks Author

iBooks Author

iBooks Author

By Apple

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-01-19
  • Current Version: 2.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 395.08 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.11+

Description

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)

Screenshots

iBooks Author ScreenshotiBooks Author ScreenshotiBooks Author ScreenshotiBooks Author ScreenshotiBooks Author Screenshot

Reviews

pretty but not fully functional

2
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.
By Eat2Live63

Update!

1
Has iBooks Author been dead? Pages now can export epub books! Almost 6 years, only version 2.6.
By edward.qing

I’m Impressed

5
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!
By MasterMinecraftLovesPokemon

Needs Update

1
Hasn't been updated in like 10 years. Either update it or kill it.
By Bigredrobot

Great Product but...

2
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!
By jazzibaby

Update: If Only They Would Do It

2
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.
By Angrysocialist

This needs to be updated.

3
I like the program but it has some issues. I can't edit templates after applying them of my own and many other problems.
By handyfox

Needs an Updated Look

5
great software, just needs an updated look, still looks like its from iLife ‘09
By lololollololololol10092929281

PLEASE RESTART SUPPORT FOR THIS!

3
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!
By chrisbostock83

???

1
A review box when haven't even gotten app yet? WTHey
By Rlynnkco

Comments

More by Apple

iTunes U

iTunes U

Apple

3.32845
iMovie

iMovie

Apple

3.9481
Keynote

Keynote

Apple

3.48321
GarageBand

GarageBand

Apple

4.08233
Pages

Pages

Apple

3.36962
Numbers

Numbers

Apple

3.21191
iMovie

iMovie

Apple

5
Apple Store

Apple Store

Apple

3.6136
Pages

Pages

Apple

3
Keynote

Keynote

Apple

5
Numbers

Numbers

Apple

iTunes Remote

iTunes Remote

Apple

4.64527
Apple TV Remote

Apple TV Remote

Apple

2.42732
Apple Support

Apple Support

Apple

3.75269
TestFlight

TestFlight

Apple

4.7373
AirPort Utility

AirPort Utility

Apple

2.8599
Xcode

Xcode

Apple

3
Shortcuts

Shortcuts

Apple

4.2504
Clips

Clips

Apple

3.42077
Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

Apple

4.64229
Apple COVID-19

Apple COVID-19

Apple

4.28482
Apple Developer

Apple Developer

Apple

4.23874
Music Memos

Music Memos

Apple

3.42278
Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds

Apple

3.79335
Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em

Apple

4.66471
Apple Events

Apple Events

Apple

4.33858
Logic Remote

Logic Remote

Apple

3.46137
Beats Pill⁺

Beats Pill⁺

Apple

2.94833
App Store Connect

App Store Connect

Apple

4.65628
Apple Research

Apple Research

Apple

4.29126
Classroom

Classroom

Apple

2.14184
iBooks StoryTime

iBooks StoryTime

Apple

4.19177
Motion

Motion

Apple

Indoor Survey

Indoor Survey

Apple

3.72