Category: iBooks

Interactive iBooks update

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More books created with the iBook author tool are showing up all the time.  Unfortunately there is no easy way to tell if a book was made with iBooks Author. There is a category under the features page that allows you to see featured books “made with iBooks Author” but only a limited number of books show up. On the features page there is a small link in the middle of the page that says “Browse More Books Made with iBooks Author>”. If you click on that then you can see that there are many books made with iBooks author. It seems like there should be a better way to browse and filter by category for books created with the author tool. Maybe with the next update. 20120612-215436.jpg

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I just happened to come across the excellent free ebook called “The Interactive Space Book” shown below. Surprisingly the book is only 70MB compared with other interactive books with close to a 300MB file size. The book has interactive features including a rotating space shuttle. There are also several videos. I hope to see more of this type of books in the future for education.

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Video for creating an iBook

Its been a few months since Apple announced iBook2 with interactive features but unfortunately there are not very many iBooks with interactive features.  I was thrilled to come across the video below because it showed that there are interactive kids iBooks in the bookstore.  (You can buy the interactive iBook on insects here.)   The video below is an excellent example of how you can use the iBooks authoring tool.