iBooks Author

Create an interactive book. From an app on your Mac.

With iBooks Author, a free app from the Mac App Store, anyone can make a book for iPad — complete with rich graphics, movies, photo galleries, Keynote animations, 3D objects, and more.

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Give your book a great beginning with templates.

No need to let the blank page scare you. Just start with an Apple-designed template. Each template has a variety of page layouts to choose from — or create one of your own.

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Building a book is as easy as dragging and dropping.

iBooks Author makes it simple to flow in text, graphics, movies, and more, so your book looks exactly the way you want. Drag and drop a Pages or Microsoft Word document to the Book navigator to add it as a new section. Then, when you drag and drop in images, your type automatically flows around them.

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Customize with a click.

iBooks Author has everything you need to create a great-looking book. Add text, shapes, charts, tables, and Multi-Touch widgets anywhere on the page with a single click. Mask images, use alignment guides — even add reflections and shadows. It’s as easy as using a word processor, but powerful enough to design more advanced layouts.

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Add widgets. Add interest.

Widgets add Multi-Touch magic to books with interactive photo galleries that bring images to life, engrossing 3D objects you can’t help interacting with, animations that burst off the page, and more.

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Accessibility built right in.

iBooks Author lets you create books that people with disabilities can read and experience. The table of contents, glossary, widgets, main text, and more are built to automatically take advantage of VoiceOver technology. Add accessibility descriptions to any widget or media — including movies and reviews — so even those with vision impairments can use them.

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Get the word out.

As you're building your book, check out how it looks by previewing it on your iPad. When it’s just the way you want and you’re ready to publish, iBooks Author helps you submit to the iBookstore for purchase or free download. You can also export it in iBooks format to share on iTunes U or to give to anyone with an iPad.