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iBooks Author                            creating Multi-Touch books for iPad                            New England Chapte...
Outline                            • What is iBooks Author?                            • Examples                         ...
Slides available                            http://tinyurl.com/ayd8fhb                            Sign up to be notified! ...
What is iBooks Author?                            free Mac appWednesday, January 30, 13
What is iBooks Author?                            • creates multi-touch ebooks that can be                            sold...
Textbook creatorWednesday, January 30, 13
Other interactive booksWednesday, January 30, 13
Interactive widgetsWednesday, January 30, 13
Math equations         •Equation editor         •MathML or LaTeX         •works with MathType applicationWednesday, Januar...
iBooks ShelfWednesday, January 30, 13
ExamplesWednesday, January 30, 13
Examples                            [ live demo on iPad ]Wednesday, January 30, 13
iBookstoreWednesday, January 30, 13
Why choose this platform?                            • easiest way (at present) to make                            interac...
Why choose this platform?                            • designed to work with volume discount                            pl...
Accessibility        guidelines                            http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5073Wednesday, January 30, 13
Legal                            What you can’t do:                            - You can’t sell your multi-touch book on  ...
Legal                            More things you CAN do:                            - take the written content from your b...
ExampleWednesday, January 30, 13
Other authoring platforms             $4.99Wednesday, January 30, 13
iBooks and file types                            iBooks app on iPad can read:                            • epub           ...
Ebook file types                              https://www.writelydone.com/blogs/darnzen/understanding-e-book-file-formats-0...
Ebook file types made simple                              • epub = iBooks and many others                              • m...
Book types in iTunes                •Book = a book you downloaded from the Internet                •Purchased book = DRM-f...
Best practices      (in my opinion)          DRM-free          multiple          formatsWednesday, January 30, 13
Best practices    DRM-free                            (in my opinion)                                              multipl...
Why I don’t mind that .ibooks files                  are proprietary                   • On the proprietary nature of the ...
Software overview                            Mac app store, freeWednesday, January 30, 13
TemplatesWednesday, January 30, 13
TemplatesWednesday, January 30, 13
Software overview                            [ live demo on MacBook Air ]Wednesday, January 30, 13
My multi-touch book                            projects                                              Elder Stories        ...
My online courses                                                 http://www.udemy.com/bookapps                           ...
Learn more - books                   free                                                 $15    free                     ...
Learn more - video training                            Mac app   $5.99 iOS appWednesday, January 30, 13
Discussion                            Are you planning to make a multi-touch                            book?Wednesday, Ja...
Slides available                            http://tinyurl.com/ayd8fhb                            Sign up to be notified! ...
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  1. 1. iBooks Author creating Multi-Touch books for iPad New England Chapter of ASIS&T MIT, Cambridge, MA January 30, 2013 http://nicolehennig.comWednesday, January 30, 13
  2. 2. Outline • What is iBooks Author? • Examples • iBookstore • Why choose this platform? • Other authoring platforms • Software overview • My book projects • Learn more • DiscussionWednesday, January 30, 13
  3. 3. Slides available http://tinyurl.com/ayd8fhb Sign up to be notified! http://eepurl.com/uHAifWednesday, January 30, 13
  4. 4. What is iBooks Author? free Mac appWednesday, January 30, 13
  5. 5. What is iBooks Author? • creates multi-touch ebooks that can be sold (or offered for free) in Apple’s iBookstore • or create non-interactive books that can be sold elsewhere (PDF)Wednesday, January 30, 13
  6. 6. Textbook creatorWednesday, January 30, 13
  7. 7. Other interactive booksWednesday, January 30, 13
  8. 8. Interactive widgetsWednesday, January 30, 13
  9. 9. Math equations •Equation editor •MathML or LaTeX •works with MathType applicationWednesday, January 30, 13
  10. 10. iBooks ShelfWednesday, January 30, 13
  11. 11. ExamplesWednesday, January 30, 13
  12. 12. Examples [ live demo on iPad ]Wednesday, January 30, 13
  13. 13. iBookstoreWednesday, January 30, 13
  14. 14. Why choose this platform? • easiest way (at present) to make interactive books without being a developer • Apple’s audience • you get 70% • design and distribute free booksWednesday, January 30, 13
  15. 15. Why choose this platform? • designed to work with volume discount plan for schools purchasing textbooks • easy to distribute in iTunes U • Apple accessibility guidelinesWednesday, January 30, 13
  16. 16. Accessibility guidelines http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5073Wednesday, January 30, 13
  17. 17. Legal What you can’t do: - You can’t sell your multi-touch book on other platforms, or your own website. What you can do: - If you are making your title free, you can distribute it both on the iBookstore and your own website.Wednesday, January 30, 13
  18. 18. Legal More things you CAN do: - take the written content from your book (without interactive elements), and publish it on other platforms (such as Kindle or print). - export your book to a PDF file that you can sell on any platform.Wednesday, January 30, 13
  19. 19. ExampleWednesday, January 30, 13
  20. 20. Other authoring platforms $4.99Wednesday, January 30, 13
  21. 21. iBooks and file types iBooks app on iPad can read: • epub • epub (with DRM) • PDF • .ibooks used by iBooks AuthorWednesday, January 30, 13
  22. 22. Ebook file types https://www.writelydone.com/blogs/darnzen/understanding-e-book-file-formats-00818Wednesday, January 30, 13
  23. 23. Ebook file types made simple • epub = iBooks and many others • mobi = Kindle • PDFWednesday, January 30, 13
  24. 24. Book types in iTunes •Book = a book you downloaded from the Internet •Purchased book = DRM-free book from iBookstore •Protected book = copy-protected book from iBookstoreWednesday, January 30, 13
  25. 25. Best practices (in my opinion) DRM-free multiple formatsWednesday, January 30, 13
  26. 26. Best practices DRM-free (in my opinion) multiple formatsWednesday, January 30, 13
  27. 27. Why I don’t mind that .ibooks files are proprietary • On the proprietary nature of the iBooks Author file format - John Gruber http://daringfireball.net/2012/01/ibooks_author_file_format • Why the Emotional Criticism of iBooks Author is Wrong - Mike Elgin http://www.cultofmac.com/141832/why-the-emotional-criticism-of-ibooks-author-is-wrong/Wednesday, January 30, 13
  28. 28. Software overview Mac app store, freeWednesday, January 30, 13
  29. 29. TemplatesWednesday, January 30, 13
  30. 30. TemplatesWednesday, January 30, 13
  31. 31. Software overview [ live demo on MacBook Air ]Wednesday, January 30, 13
  32. 32. My multi-touch book projects Elder Stories Apps4Academics using the iPad to bring your family history to life Sign up to be notified! http://eepurl.com/uHAifWednesday, January 30, 13
  33. 33. My online courses http://www.udemy.com/bookapps course preview: https://vimeo.com/52980759 http://apps4librarians.com/Wednesday, January 30, 13
  34. 34. Learn more - books free $15 free - free - multi-touch - sample of full bookWednesday, January 30, 13
  35. 35. Learn more - video training Mac app $5.99 iOS appWednesday, January 30, 13
  36. 36. Discussion Are you planning to make a multi-touch book?Wednesday, January 30, 13
  37. 37. Slides available http://tinyurl.com/ayd8fhb Sign up to be notified! http://eepurl.com/uHAifWednesday, January 30, 13
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