iBooks Author

iBooks Author for PC and Mac

Written by Apple

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release date: 2022-03-07
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 2.6.1
  • File size: 395.08 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Mac OS 10, 11 10.11
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Whatʹs Great

1. Now anyone can create stunning textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

2. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more.

3. Then submit your finished work to Apple Books in a few simple steps.

4. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts.

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Features and Description

Key Features

Latest Version: 2.6.1

  • Licence: Free
  • Rated 4.5/5 By 1,725 People

    What does iBooks Author do? Now anyone can create stunning textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iOS device or Mac at any time. Then submit your finished work to Apple Books in a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author. Apple-designed templates • Give your book a great beginning with templates that include a choice of page designs with matching fonts, colors, and textures • Quickly customize your book with text and images, create new layouts, and even save a custom template • Easily add a cover, video introduction, table of contents, copyright page, dedication, and foreword Beautiful text and layouts • Use a variety of text styles including custom fonts to give your book a rich yet consistent look • Add text, shapes, charts, tables, and media anywhere on the page • Import a chapter written in Pages or Microsoft Word and apply a great-looking layout from your current template • Add sophisticated mathematical expressions with native equation editing using both LaTeX and MathML notation • Add any word to the glossary with a single click and easily include photos, images, charts, tables, and shapes next to any definition • Automatically create a portrait view of your landscape book, which allows readers to focus on the text Multi-Touch widgets • Choose from a variety of widgets that add Multi-Touch interactivity to your book • Add a photo gallery, chapter review, movie, audio file, Keynote presentation, scrolling sidebar, dynamic pop-over, interactive image with callouts, 3D object, or custom HTML anywhere in your book • Many widgets include placeholders for titles and captions and are automatically numbered so you can reference them in your main text • Add accessibility descriptions to any widget so that it can be used by sight-impaired readers easily with VoiceOver Export for Apple Books or iTunes U • Preview your book in Apple Books on iPhone, iPad and on Mac to see how it looks and works • Submit your book to Apple Books for sale or free download in a few simple steps • Export your book to share on iTunes U or to give to others • Export your book as a PDF file Requirements • macOS 10.11 or later • 2GB of RAM • 1.2GB of available disk space • Keynote 6.0 or later (required for importing presentations created in Keynote 6.0+) • Pages 5.0 or later (required for importing documents created in Pages 5.0+) • iBooks for iOS 4.3 or later (required for previewing on an iOS device) • iBooks for Mac 1.3 or later (required for previewing on Mac) • iTunes Producer 2.9 or later (required for book publishing) • Network Connection (required for book publishing)

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    Software Installation Requirements

    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 11
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8.1
    4. Windows 7
    5. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)


    iBooks Author - How do I download the app on Windows PC?

    If you want to download the software on your windows pc or mac, you could either first visit the Mac store or Microsoft AppStore and search for the app OR you can easily use any of the download links we provided above under the "Download and Install" header section to download the application

    iBooks Author - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims

    • By IanPjames

      Needs a real update

      This is a good application with a whole lot of potential, but unfortunately it’s stuck in 2007. The Apple team developing this product have seemingly been kidnapped by some unknown force that is holding them hostage 10 years in the past. I genuinely hope that Apple will pull togther its considerable resources, and put together a rescue mission to save these poor souls from this misfortune. I am sure they are frantically trying to call Cupertino for help from their iPhone 2G. Hopefully, help is on the way.

    • By smithdal

      Expectations are so high for this app that its open for poor reviews BUT...

      For free you will not fined a better app on the market anywhere that can do what this app does. I have published books many books and ran into to all kinds of normal challenges only to find I was able to work around them with a little effort. Now I am woking on an animated treasure hunting book for children. Already I am so excited I want to release the first chapter without finishing the rest. Even the professionals will admit what they get for free is fantastic in this app. The publishing to billions is another, NO WHERE TO BE FOUND oversight by those with the low ratings. Don't let those wanting the app to be developed fast for them deter you from trying it. You will love it and agree with this review. In this case low stars simply mean they love it and want more yesterday! Notice how none of the low rating reviews state they will stop or quit using the app??? That says it all doesn't it? Try it yourself and enjoy the power of publishing your own work. For me I will gladly pay the cost if Apple ever so demands.

    • By davidhenderson

      Not well designed for professional publishing.

      Prior to this iBooks App, I have used and highly recommended Apple’s Pages application in its iWorks suite, for formatting both iBooks and printed books and magazines, suitable for professional authors and publishers. The Pages app accommodated 2-page layout “spreads” or “double-truck” formats for print publications, where left-hand pages allowed wider right margins, and right-hand pages allowed wider left margins, to leave a “gutter” width based on the number of pages in a printed book. Unfortunately, the new version of Pages omitted the 2-page spread option, making it worthless for print books. So I downloaded iBooks Author, hoping for a solution. But I can’t find it. This application allows horizontal layouts that look like 2-page spreads (for iPads and iPhones), but they don’t work for numbered left and right pages in print books. Despite the beautiful graphics and video capabilities, a serious author or publisher cannot stay in business selling only iBooks. The Pages 09 app was perfect for professionals, but it’s no longer compatible with current Mac operating systems. My entire library of personal and client books can no longer be revised or updated on Mac computers, and this iBooks version is not useful for established authors with broader markets to serve. (Darn it!)

    • By MarkStruczewski

      Heading in the right direction, but...

      I discoverd this app while reading a PDF that someone created using iBooks Author. I’ve been using it for a few days now and it is a really nice app EXCEPT I echo what others have said (iCloud sync for one). But…why not make an iPad/iPhone version? Yes it would not be as fully functional (although I don’t understand why…Pages and Numbers are available on the iPad, iPhone and Mac) but right now, when I am away from my Mac, I write on iOS Notes and then I have to transfer what I wrote to iBooks Author on my Mac. Of course, if there is no iCloud sync (like others have pointed out), having an iPad/iPhone app doesn’t make any sense. I truly hope that Apple is not going to only do simple upgrades. This truly is a great app. It has so much potential. Please, Apple, don’t leave us hanging here. Listen to the feedback and keep improving this app. Thank you.