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Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Does anybody know of a good iBook authoring services ... I have searched the MM forums and carried out a Google search.

I found a local service, however I would like to hear from the photographic community to discover other options.

The iBooks will be almost entirely made up of imagery not text - and will reflect hard copy layouts.

I am looking for ideas with regards to widgets and a more interactive style - I'm not sure what possibilities exist.

Thanks in advance.


www.marknolan.com.au

Feb 22 13 07:25 pm Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

... Any one?

Feb 23 13 01:26 am Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

.. echo .... echo ...... echo

Feb 23 13 05:12 am Link

Photographer

Light and Lens Studio

Posts: 1433

Sisters, Oregon, US

Sorry I can't help you.  I will be following to see if anyone knows the answer or has suggestions.

Have you searched Apple's "Developer" material?  They may have information, software, etc. 

Looked at your port.  Extremely well done images.

Feb 23 13 07:38 am Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Light and Lens Studio wrote:
Sorry I can't help you.  I will be following to see if anyone knows the answer or has suggestions.

Have you searched Apple's "Developer" material?  They may have information, software, etc. 

Looked at your port.  Extremely well done images.

... Thank you for your kind words.

I headed over to Apple Developer and couldn't find anything .. Thanks for the tip though.

Feb 23 13 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

.... Going Once!

Feb 24 13 12:18 am Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

.... Going Twice!

Feb 24 13 04:07 am Link

Photographer

Light and Lens Studio

Posts: 1433

Sisters, Oregon, US

Another idea would be to contact the developers of some apps that you like/admire and see what they would suggest.  The app store usually has contact information for most apps.

Feb 24 13 05:27 am Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Light and Lens Studio wrote:
Another idea would be to contact the developers of some apps that you like/admire and see what they would suggest.  The app store usually has contact information for most apps.

Thanks for that.

Feb 24 13 01:31 pm Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

... Third and final call!

Feb 25 13 04:02 am Link

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JimBobLc

Posts: 199

Martinsburg, West Virginia, US

Take a look at Smashwords, you can upload ebooks, not sure if they also allow ibooks, and they have people who offer to reformat your material for some minimal amount $50 or so.

Feb 25 13 04:14 am Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

JimBobLc wrote:
Take a look at Smashwords, you can upload ebooks, not sure if they also allow ibooks, and they have people who offer to reformat your material for some minimal amount $50 or so.

Thank you James.

Feb 25 13 01:17 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Bots

Posts: 5966

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

M Nolan wrote:
The iBooks will be almost entirely made up of imagery not text - and will reflect hard copy layouts.

hard copy?  Likely PDF format at some stage.   Create that.   Convert from there.

read the following links --
http://lifehacker.com/5509965/how-can-i … pub-format

http://www.hamstersoft.com/free-ebook-converter/#more
http://calibre-ebook.com/
http://www.red-staple.com/red-staple-an … ring-tools

http://www.libreoffice.org/


Open Source Desktop Publishing
http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download



http://mashable.com/2012/01/23/ibooks-a … omparison/

"According to the contract in iBooks Author, books that writers charge for through the iBooks 2 store are subject to fees, which isn't new — iTunes does the same thing with apps in the App Store. But the contract also stipulates books created with the Author tool may only be sold in the iBooks 2 store, and nowhere else. While some writers may deem the Apple iBooks store an adequate revenue stream, others may not welcome the regulations."

Feb 25 13 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

M Nolan

Posts: 188

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Michael Bots wrote:

hard copy?  Likely PDF format at some stage.   Create that.   Convert from there.

read the following links --
http://lifehacker.com/5509965/how-can-i … pub-format

http://www.hamstersoft.com/free-ebook-converter/#more
http://calibre-ebook.com/
http://www.red-staple.com/red-staple-an … ring-tools

http://www.libreoffice.org/


Open Source Desktop Publishing
http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download



http://mashable.com/2012/01/23/ibooks-a … omparison/

"According to the contract in iBooks Author, books that writers charge for through the iBooks 2 store are subject to fees, which isn't new — iTunes does the same thing with apps in the App Store. But the contract also stipulates books created with the Author tool may only be sold in the iBooks 2 store, and nowhere else. While some writers may deem the Apple iBooks store an adequate revenue stream, others may not welcome the regulations."

... Awesome ... Thanks for the information.

I've got some research to do!

Feb 26 13 01:07 am Link