i-make-Books

25 Jun

A casual lunch conversation drove me to search for the right tool/method to create iBooks for iPad. At one point of time, I was searching for tools to create “flip-able” PDFs to launch in the iPad’s browser. I know, silly me!

I was officially proven a  bigger fool when I installed iOS4 on my iphone, got the iBooks app running and then figured out you don’t need an iPhone or iPad app programmer to create iBooks! Very certain about my discovery, I made YouTube my new best friend (Google is now 2nd on the list – words vs vid war)! I searched on vids to “create iBook” and voila! It was as easy as A-B-C!!! Ok I’m lying. It’s easier than A-B-C 😉

The guy who showed me the path…

Then it went on to further searching (using best friend #2) for WIN users…

And I found eCub! Now I can galdly say it’s tested & proven! The iBook appears on the shelf – check, I see the cover page – check aaannnndddd the pages flip – CHECK! Neat.

Just before posting this entry, I made another discovery – ePub Bud. Read that you can download e-books or iBooks directly from this site too. Have not tested but I guess it should work…

Another option would be to use software like Adobe InDesign but just be mindful about the layout, size and stuff. Pretty cumbersome in my opinion but to each his own 🙂

To make this whole story short, as long as you can convert your materials to epub format, you-make-iBooks!

If I can do it, so can you!

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2 Responses to “i-make-Books”

  1. 泳鏡 December 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Thanks a million for this, I appreciate the info

    • beyondr3ality December 3, 2010 at 9:54 am #

      My pleasure. You may also want to try out Calibre. Converts PDF for iBooks. Very neat 🙂

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