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Interactive iBooks Author App Details

Create Your Own Interactive Books With Apple's New iBooks Author App

Want to write and build your own interactive book? Apple just made it a lot easier with the iBooks Author app for your Mac. iBooks Author feels like a mashup of Pages and Keynote, allowing you to choose templates, interactive elements, and drop-down controls for configuring the details and layout of each interactive page. Made with educators in mind, iBooks Author makes it super easy for teachers to create interactive elements for study materials, including galleries, videos, review notes, diagrams, 3D models, and HTML. Interactive elements are added to the page by dragging and dropping images and even Word documents into various templates. Then, you can publish your interactive books to the iBookstore for students or readers to download straight to their iPads.

Of course, while this app was built for education, I can see how iBooks Author can take novels and biographies to the next level as well. We'll get some hands-on time and bring you our first impressions soon!

The iBooks Author app will be available for download today for free from the Mac App store.

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Claire2548559 Claire2548559 5 years
We applaud the iBooks Author app. Our publishing company has found that fact-based fiction—not just text books— are a perfect match for enhanced eBooks with video clips that enrich and inform the readers pleasure. Two excellent examples: Explorers' Code by Kitty Pilgrim and the historical novel,  The Nine Inheritors by Claire Datnow. We have also have published a middle school eco mystery, The Adventures of The Sizzling Six, which seamlessly enhances and flows the story with video clips that allow the reader to see and to hear what the characters in the story are seeing and hearing. No doubt, the wave of the future! 
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