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iBooks Author For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) [Paperback]

Galen Gruman
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25 May 2012 For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Design and create your own e–book using the groundbreaking iBooks Author app With Apple′s iBooks Author app, you can create rich, interactive books for use on the iPad, and this new For Dummies handy portable guide shows you just how to do it. Whether you want to create textbooks, training materials, marketing reports, or awesome product manuals with dynamic content, this book takes you through the process. Plunge in, and you′ll soon learn how to create an iPad e–book with all the bells and whistles, including video, interactive widgets, text, tables, figures, colors, cool fonts, and more. Helps educators, small publishers, trainers, authors, or entrepreneurs create their own e–books using the new iBooks Author software Covers the software as well as book–building basics, such as adding text, color, tables, and figures Shows you how to include dynamic content, like video, presentations, interactive widgets, charts, and web components Discusses publishing your iPad e–book to the iBookstore iBooks Author For Dummies is what you need to get your book off the ground and into the hands of readers in a hurry!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Psc edition (25 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111837679X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118376799
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 401,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Go beyond the pages of a book to create content that leaps out and grabs your attention The pages of your e–book can truly come alive and provide your readers with a dynamic experience on their iPads. All you have to do is open the door with Apple′s iBooks Author. Let this book be your guide on this exciting journey as you learn how to prepare your content, lay it out, and add interactivity to create groundbreaking e–books for the amazing iPad. Turn the page — learn to set up your document and embed various elements in the landscape Tell the story — prepare your text and perform basic editing, formatting, and proofreading steps Touch it up — add a splash of color and make your content pop using background fill, drop shadows, border strokes, and other cool effects Make sure it′s read — incorporate sidebars, captions, charts, drawings, and tables to highlight key points Get involved — integrate interactive capabilities such as 3D images, web elements, videos, audio recordings, and image galleries Open the book and find: The basics about iBooks Author′s inspectors Steps for preparing text and importing tables How to add and format various objects in your iBook Illustrative elements that work A tour of the interactive features in iBooks Author Ways to call attention to important content with videos, images, drawings, and more Helpful advice on creating a table of contents Tips for getting your documents to readers Learn to: Create and publish interactive books for iPad Add text, video, charts, images, widgets, and more Publish and distribute your work in the iBookstore

About the Author

Galen Gruman is principal of the Zango Group, producing print and e–books. He is also author of several books, including the InDesign Bible, Mac OS X Lion Bible, and Exploring iPad For Dummies.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Book is great. Software is dreadful 28 Jan 2014
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Bought this book to help me breath new life into a children's story that I wrote some years ago. Looking at the features mentioned in the software, I thought it would be perfect for my needs and this looked like a great book to guide my way.
Don't get me wrong. The author has tried his best to help you work out this software.....but this software has got to be just about the most frustrating piece of kit ever to come out of Apple. Nothing is straightforward and nothing appears to work without fiddling. If you haven't bought the software yet I'd seriously consider some kind of alternative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 15 Mar 2013
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Very easy to use and comprehensively helpful. Very easy to use and comprehensively helpful. Very easy to use and comprehensively helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ibooks Author - does what it says on the tin 16 Jan 2013
By Uncle H
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As a newbie and a 'Dummy' to boot to publishing this 'tome' delivers exactly what it promises - definitely worth a read
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can do an iBook 7 Oct 2012
By M. Sweeney - Published on Amazon.com
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The iBook application from Apple is one of the least "apple like" apps I've had the misfortune to use. The interface is a bit kludgy and it's cranky about certain things. After struggling with it twice, I bought this book on my Kindle and started to read through it. I wont say the heavens opened up but the light certainly went on. The book is laid out well and clearly written even though the material is a bit dull and technical. With this book in my hand, I managed to get my own book project under control and within the week of owning this book, mine was well on it's way. And in the correct format too. At this point, my book is a week away from being submitted to Apple and it is because of this author. I was able to work out that I needed yet another iTunes account in spite of having one for my normal use, one for my IOS app dev projects and a spare I acquired with all this iCloud stuff. I worked out the bits and pieces I needed to get done including being approved by Apple to submit as a content provider to the Apple store. The author also gave me the heads up for the preview copy I need and other bits and pieces.

Over all this is an excellent book to have in your hand when starting your own iBook project. Well done.

Update 11-12-12 I submitted my new iBook to Apple using this book as my guide. My came back approved by with no changes needed. Well Done. The book was worth every penny :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading This Book Makes the App Seems to Suck Less 30 Nov 2013
By Murl J. Sprout Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
I read this from cover to cover before starting my first project and that helped a lot. I didn't like having to do it. I hate feeling like there's an app I can't intuitively master without help. The book is good, however. Very good, I think. The app is yucky but the book makes using it less painful. A lot less painful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good introduction to iBooks 25 Dec 2012
By S. Beauchesne - Published on Amazon.com
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Well-written and full of good tips and tricks on creating iBooks with iBooks Author software. It covers all you need to get started with this great tool
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mediocre book about a mediocre software 2 Aug 2013
By S. Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a shame that a company that created HyperCard so many years ago now has produced this piece of junk they call iBooks Author. Unfortunately, this book does not help to understand how it works. On the other hand, I don't blame the author, perhaps nobody knows, much less explains how to use it.
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