Looking to publish an interactive digital book using the new iBooks Author program? We’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of tutorials to get you started and publishing in no time!
if you haven’t already downloaded the free iBooks Author Application from Apple you can do so here.
iBooks Author 101
If you’re just getting started with iBooks Author, these beginner resources will help you get your feet wet and your imagination going as you learn the basics of this incredible application and powerful possibilities it offers.
How To Make An eBook Overview
Ray Wenderlich has an excellent blog post overview of iBooks Author that will walk you through the steps from start to finish when creating an ebook in iBooks Author.
If you’re looking for even more information , this free 110 page guide to iBooks Author by O’Reilly Media offers more technical details to answer your questions.
If Apple (the creator of the iBooks Author program) has a bunch of resources, community boards, and tutorials to help you get started using the application. We’ve listed a few direct links to some of the most helpful resources below.
- Introducing iBooks Author
- Apple iBooks Author User Guides
- iBooks Author Book Elements Overview
- iBooks Author Widgets Overview
- iBooks Author in Education
- iBooks Author: Publishing and distribution FAQ
- Publishing Checklist (pdf)
iBooks Author Videos
If you preferring learning by watching videos, we’ve listed some of best iBooks Author video tutorials below.
Apple’s iBooks Author Overview
Apple created an iBooks Author promo video that shows you the possibilities and capabilities of their powerful application.
Emerson College DIYJourno
The YouTube Channel from DIYJourno of Emerson College has a fantastic assortment of video tutorials where you can learn everything from the basics – like an overview of the iBooks Author toolbar and the iBooks Author inspector panel – to more advanced topics, like editing and inserting keynote files.
Tuts+ Computer Skills created a wonderful tutorial going over the basics of how to create an ebook in under 18 minutes.
Create Your Own Template
Make an Interactive iBook in Under 9 Minutes
Learn how to create an interactive photo album in under 9 minutes with this tutorial.
iBooks Author Media Resources
Looking for interactive content to include in your book? Here’s a list of resources to help you get the most out of all the interactive features available in the iBooks Author application.
Flickr Creative Commons
The Flickr Creative Commons is a great place to start if you’re looking for images you can use without copyright issues (we’re not lawyers though so just make sure you check the usage rights for the photos you use).
PBS Learning Media
Access thousands of free resources aligned to common learning standards that you can download and reuse.
National Geographic Maps
Customize maps and include them in your books for free.
Create your own 3D illustrations with SketchUp or choose from millions of 3D models in SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse.
Obviously we are a little biased, but if you’re looking for the best iBooks Author Templates to meet all your design needs we’ve got you covered with any of our iBooks Author Template Bundles. You can choose from any of our apps – Photography, Education, Bundle, Business, Portrait, and Cooking – available in the Mac App Store.
All template layouts and template elements are fully customizable. Add or replace text, change colors, resize graphics, or change fonts – there’s nothing you can’t edit to make the perfect look for your content.
Adding your content is dream-and-drop simple! Add text, photos, videos, and more with two clicks. When you drag and drop an image, your text will automatically format around it. You can even import entire documents or keynote files.
Templates Do The Work For You
Give your content a great foundation by starting with one of our professionally designed templates — let it do all the formatting and design heavy-lifting for you.
Without good design, even the best, most powerful idea gets lost in the mix.