iBooks Author is an application for authors and publishers to create iPad – optimized textbooks. Apple hopes that its textbooks will replace the physical textbooks which are heavy, expensive, non portable, non durable, and not interactive. With the introduction of iBooks Author, Apple has targeted mainly schools that follow the traditional way of textbook teaching.
iBooks Author include appealing pre-designed templates in several page layouts to create textbooks. Featuring an easy-to-use drag and drop interface, the app allows users to quickly build books with interactive photo galleries, movies, keynote presentations, 3D objects and multi-touch widgets.
The iBooks can be viewed in the landscape or portrait mode. In the portrait mode the text in the book becomes the focus and the widgets are displayed as thumbnails at the left side. The iBooks can be published in a variety of formats in the iBooks store or iTunes using the export option. The iBooks app is free to download from the iTunes store and it has been exclusively designed to be viewed in iPad.
We at AEL Data develop textbooks using iBooks Author application for various publishers and organisations across the globe. AEL Data has expertise and experience in creating textbooks according to the requirements & specifications of the clients.