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Table Of Contents

What’s New in Version 1.1
Introduction
iBooks Author Quick Start
Understand the Format
What Is a Textbook?
How to Think about Your Book
Collect Your Assets
Be on the Right Side of Rights
Plan for Interactivity
Try These Widgets in a Multi-Touch Book
Write Your Book
Get iBooks Author
Decide Where to Compose
Compose in the Shell
Import Text
Choose a Template
Choose between Portrait and Landscape Templates
Meet the Book Elements
Customize a Template
Customize the Opening
Change the Book Cover
Change the Intro Media
Change the Table of Contents
Change a Landscape Table of Contents
Modify the Layouts
Know Your Chapter Layout Terms and Views
Change a Main Chapter Layout
The Helpful Layout Inspector
Change an Alternate Portrait Chapter Layout
Change a Section Layout
Importing Tips
Make Placeholders
Save a Template
Format and Flow
Create a New Text Object within a Flow
Create a Stand-alone Text Object or Shape
Format Text
Use Updating Text
Add Your Assets
Add Illustrations and Figures
Learn to Wrap
Lay Them Out like Widgets
Add Images, Shapes, Tables, and Charts
By the Numbers
Add Video and Audio
Add Interactive Presentations
Add Galleries
Add Keynote Presentations
Add Interactivity
Add 3D Objects
Add Scrolling Sidebars and Pop-Overs
Add HTML
Add Study Questions (and Answers)
Create and Organize a Glossary
The Primary Definition and the Index
Cross Reference Your Book
Publish Your Book
Proof and Fine-Tune
Preview Your Book
Make Advance Reading Copies
Obtain an ISBN
Set Up an iTunes Connect Account (If You Need One)
Decide If You Need an iTunes Connect Account
Consider iTunes U
Prepare an iTunes Store Package (If You Need One)
About This Book
Ebook Extras
About the Author
About the Publisher
Copyright and Fine Print
Featured Titles
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Take Control of iBooks Author

Take Control of iBooks Author

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Plan, produce, and publish a Multi-Touch ebook for the iPad!

(Updated March 30, 2013)

Although Apple's iBooks Author 2 is free, that doesn't mean it's also easy. In Take Control of iBooks Author, you'll join ebook designer and instructional software developer Michael E. Cohen as he helps you create a Multi-Touch ebook in iBooks Author 2.

You'll find friendly guidance with planning a project so that your workflow and outline fit what iBooks Author 2 can do. You'll also get comprehensive step-by-step instructions for how to produce your ebook by customizing layouts and arranging text and media. Finally, you'll learn how to publish your ebook, whether for distribution on Apple's iBookstore or elsewhere.

Apple's Multi-Touch ebooks boast visually impressive, template-driven layouts that can contain many types of media--including interactive images, slideshows, audio and video files, rotating 3D images, scrolling sidebars, popping popovers, and quiz questions. You create them on your Mac in the free iBooks Author 2 from Apple, and you can sell them to iPad users in the iBookstore or distribute them for free in any way you like. (iBooks Author 2 runs on Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion and later.)

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--whether it's one of the six new Portrait Only templates or a Landscape with Portrait template, you'll get detailed advice for customizing it so your book looks right no matter which way you turn it. 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.

Plan, produce, and publish a Multi-Touch ebook for the iPad!

(Updated March 30, 2013)

Although Apple's iBooks Author 2 is free, that doesn't mean it's also easy. In Take Control of iBooks Author, you'll join ebook designer and instructional software developer Michael E. Cohen as he helps you create a Multi-Touch ebook in iBooks Author 2.

You'll find friendly guidance with planning a project so that your workflow and outline fit what iBooks Author 2 can do. You'll also get comprehensive step-by-step instructions for how to produce your ebook by customizing layouts and arranging text and media. Finally, you'll learn how to publish your ebook, whether for distribution on Apple's iBookstore or elsewhere.

Apple's Multi-Touch ebooks boast visually impressive, template-driven layouts that can contain many types of media--including interactive images, slideshows, audio and video files, rotating 3D images, scrolling sidebars, popping popovers, and quiz questions. You create them on your Mac in the free iBooks Author 2 from Apple, and you can sell them to iPad users in the iBookstore or distribute them for free in any way you like. (iBooks Author 2 runs on Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion and later.)

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--whether it's one of the six new Portrait Only templates or a Landscape with Portrait template, you'll get detailed advice for customizing it so your book looks right no matter which way you turn it. 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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