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Book description

iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment. This book is intended to get you up and writing in iBooks Author. You’ll learn what to expect from this new tool and what its strengths and limitations are. You’ll see how you can create beautifully designed pages and how you can bring those designs to life with interactive content in ways that, before now, were only possible in a web browser on the Internet. You’ll also find out how to navigate the occasionally tricky terrain of Apple’s ecosystem so that you can get your book published to the iBookstore.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. Preface
    1. Things to Know and Consider Up Front
    2. Why iBooks Author Is Worth Considering
    3. Audience for This Book
    4. Conventions Used in This Book
    5. How to Contact Us
    6. Safari® Books Online
    7. Acknowledgments
  3. 1. Tour
    1. Template Chooser
    2. Editing Window
      1. The Toolbar
        1. View
        2. Orientation
        3. Inspector
      2. The Format Bar
      3. Zoom
      4. Navigation
      5. The Book Menu
        1. Book Title
        2. Intro Media
        3. Table of Contents
        4. Glossary
        5. Page Thumbnails and Book Outline
      6. Document Inspector
  4. 2. Book Building Basics
    1. What Is a Page?
      1. Page Layout, Fixed
      2. Page Layout, Fluid
      3. Page Layout, Something in Between
    2. Pages Based on iPad Orientation
      1. Landscape Versus Portrait Orientation
      2. Orientation and Interactivity
        1. Widgets
        2. Table of Contents
    3. Assembling the Pages
  5. 3. Text
    1. Placeholder Text
    2. Importing a Text File
    3. Formatting Text
    4. Text Inspector
      1. Text
      2. List
      3. Tabs
      4. More
    5. Styles and the Styles Drawer
      1. Paragraph Styles
      2. Character Styles
      3. List Styles
      4. Hot Keys
    6. Links
    7. Text Boxes
      1. Column and Page Breaks
      2. Sidebars
    8. Tables
      1. Table Inspector
    9. Adding Pages
  6. 4. Objects
    1. Images
      1. Graphic Inspector
      2. Levels
      3. Mask
      4. Anchors
      5. Text Wrap
      6. Instant Alpha
      7. Mask with Shape
      8. Copy Graphic Style
    2. Figures
    3. Shapes
    4. Charts
    5. Widgets
      1. Gallery
      2. Media
      3. Review
      4. Keynote
      5. Interactive Image
      6. 3D
      7. HTML
  7. 5. Layouts
    1. Layout Inspector
    2. Text Variables
    3. Text Flow and Tags
    4. Save as Template
    5. Creating Complex Layouts (Tutorial)
      1. Step 1: Set Up the Page Structure
      2. Step 2: Add the Image Gallery
      3. Step 3: Add the Body Text
      4. Step 5: Add Movie #1
      5. Step 6: Add Movie #2
  8. 6. Publish Your Book
    1. Previewing Your Book on the iPad
    2. Submitting Your Book to the iBookstore
    3. Choosing Between a Paid and Free Account
    4. Creating the Sample Book
    5. Packaging Up Your Book with iTunes Producer
      1. Installing Producer and Creating a Package File
      2. Adding Metadata
      3. Adding Your Sample Book and Other Assets
  9. About the Authors
  10. Colophon
  11. Special Upgrade Offer
  12. Copyright