Just like other iWork programs, iBooks Author comes with a variety of different templates you can use as a starting point for your book design. While all templates “worked” in both Landscape and Portrait orientations, they were designed primarily with the Landscape position in mind. In the new iBooks Author, you’ve got templates that were designed specifically for Portrait orientation. It looks as though there still might be some issues switching back and forth, but at least you’ve got more options now. Still not satisfied? Check out these templates and let us know what you think!
More Supported Fonts
It was a little surprising when iBooks Author first came out, it only supported a limited number of fonts. Now, iBooks Author supports custom font embedding.
More Interactive Widgets
There are several new widgets available for textbook creators (although Apple didn’t go into much detail about them). We’ll be sure to give you the update as soon as it is available in the Mac App store.
Another time saver for anyone creating a book involving equations. The new iBooks Author supports equations so you don’t have to render them outside in a different program.
Want even more?
iBooks Author is such a powerful application, but it’s still a relatively new tool. That means it can be a little intimidating to use at first. It also means there aren’t a lot of resources out there to answer your questions.
Luckily, we’ve put together an incredibly valuable iBooks Author Resource Kit. This kit will help you create a successful, profitable ebook as soon as possible, without spending forever trying to learn “the ropes?” Instead of wasting valuable time googling your questions, we’ve got everything you need in one place. Oh, and it’s FREE. If you’re serious about writing an ebook, you’ll need this. In it you’ll learn:
How to NOT get rejected from the iBookstore
An easy strategy to write, publish, and market your ebook
How to avoid the #1 eBook Killer
Two months & $30,000 in eBook sales (an author tells all)
A comprehensive list of the best iBooks Author how-to articles and video tutorials
BONUS: Get a FREE Template with Golden Ratio Design Guides (a must when designing your ebook from scratch)