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e-Publishing
Using iBooks™ or Epub
Multi-touch, interactive ebooks
http://niceoak.com
What are ebooks
• Electronic publications
• Basic ebooks contain only text and
images
• More complex contain custom widgets
Key benefits of
ebooks
• Low distribution costs
• Portable
• Green
Main types of ebooks
• Epubs
• iBooks™
iBooks is a trademark of Apple, inc.
Epub
• Industry standard format
• Read by most devices with an e-reader
app
• Can include videos, but limited
functionality
iBooks
• Apple’s proprietary version of Epub
• Only works on iPads and Macs (for now)
• Allows for custom widgets to enhan...
iBooks widgets
• Image galleries: Show more than one
image
• Interactive images: Zoom for detailed
info
• Embedded Keynote...
Some Custom
Widgets
Dynamic Tables
Interactive Charts
Tabs and Accordion
Timeline
E-publishing process
Options for iBooks and Epubs
iBook companion to
print publication
1. Develop print version
2. We create layout in iBook format, using
print version gra...
iBook stand-alone
publication
1. We create layout in iBook format
2. We add content and images to iBook
3. We develop widg...
iBook and Web-based
publication
1. We create layout in iBook format
2. We add content and images to iBook
3. We develop wi...
Types of publications
Reports and papers
• Annual Reports
• Project papers
• Technical guides
• Briefs
• Training guides
Data-rich applications
• Rich tables with sort and filtering
• Dynamic charts and graphs
• Dashboards
• Simulations
Marketing material
• Brochures
• Branding material
• Event collateral
Publications for staff
• Training guides
• Workshop material
• Certification course material
Contact us
http://niceoak.com
info@niceoak.com
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Basic ebooks vs interactive iBooks: How to choose

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We showcase a few examples of ebooks that use interactive widgets to enhance the original text and image content. We also discuss various types of publications that would be good choices for interactive iBooks.

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  1. 1. e-Publishing Using iBooks™ or Epub Multi-touch, interactive ebooks http://niceoak.com
  2. 2. What are ebooks • Electronic publications • Basic ebooks contain only text and images • More complex contain custom widgets
  3. 3. Key benefits of ebooks • Low distribution costs • Portable • Green
  4. 4. Main types of ebooks • Epubs • iBooks™ iBooks is a trademark of Apple, inc.
  5. 5. Epub • Industry standard format • Read by most devices with an e-reader app • Can include videos, but limited functionality
  6. 6. iBooks • Apple’s proprietary version of Epub • Only works on iPads and Macs (for now) • Allows for custom widgets to enhance the reader’s experience
  7. 7. iBooks widgets • Image galleries: Show more than one image • Interactive images: Zoom for detailed info • Embedded Keynote presentations • Pop-ups: Expand on a topic • Custom widgets: Anything goes
  8. 8. Some Custom Widgets
  9. 9. Dynamic Tables
  10. 10. Interactive Charts
  11. 11. Tabs and Accordion
  12. 12. Timeline
  13. 13. E-publishing process Options for iBooks and Epubs
  14. 14. iBook companion to print publication 1. Develop print version 2. We create layout in iBook format, using print version graphical elements 3. We add content and images to iBook 4. We develop widgets as needed 5. You distribute iBook version alongside the PDF of the print version on your Web site
  15. 15. iBook stand-alone publication 1. We create layout in iBook format 2. We add content and images to iBook 3. We develop widgets as needed 4. You distribute iBook on your Web site
  16. 16. iBook and Web-based publication 1. We create layout in iBook format 2. We add content and images to iBook 3. We develop widgets as needed 4. We convert content and widget to Web- friendly format 5. You distribute iBook on your Web site alongside Web version iBooks is a trademark of Apple, inc.
  17. 17. Types of publications
  18. 18. Reports and papers • Annual Reports • Project papers • Technical guides • Briefs • Training guides
  19. 19. Data-rich applications • Rich tables with sort and filtering • Dynamic charts and graphs • Dashboards • Simulations
  20. 20. Marketing material • Brochures • Branding material • Event collateral
  21. 21. Publications for staff • Training guides • Workshop material • Certification course material
  22. 22. Contact us http://niceoak.com info@niceoak.com
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