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Apple announces iBooks Author for Mac OS X

Apple has announced iBooks Author at the education event in New York. iBooks Author will allow you to create books within Mac OS X for digital distribution through the iBookstore.

You can select from a number of templates already created for you or import your existing content. iBooks Author is made to compliment and work nicely with applications such as Word, Pages, and Keynote. You can even turn Keynote presentations into widgets within your book.

iBooks Author will be available today as a free download in the Mac App Store.

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14 Comments
  • So now people can write and publish their own books on ibooks without a major publishing company?
  • And can we share these iBooks without having to publish them? (Thinking it could be a useful tool for the office...)
  • +1 !
  • But we really need a Windows version of Author!
  • Very true!
  • Thats like saying you need a Windoze version of a Mac. WTF?!?
  • No it's not, it's like saying you want a Mac version of Microsoft Office.
  • Lion 10.7 required to run.
  • We'll probably have to wait a year or so for the windows version.
  • Not a Chance, Apple have never made any of there mainstream productivity software (iLife, iWork) Available on windows. Only way to use iBooks Author (Ever) is to buy a Mac.
  • Or make a hackintosh! Just saying...
  • oooooooooo I am liking this!
  • Can you use this software on an iPad?
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