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How iBooks Author Stacks Up to the Competition [CHART]

How iBooks Author Stacks Up to the Competition [CHART]
With the announcement of iBooks Author last week, the world of self-publishing seemed to open up a little wider, especially for authors looking for an easy way to format and distribute their own content. At the same time, people raised concerns about the content restrictions of the iBooks Author tool. 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. Still, self-publishing holds potential for many authors, especially now that 29% of U.S. adults own some kind of tablet or ereader. Are you an ebook publisher using something that didn't make the list? Related:  Por animacions

Downloads Windows | Mac | Linux Download the latest Jutoh release here. Until registered, it will act as a demonstration with a few limitations. You can uninstall the old version first if you wish (on Windows, from the Start menu or Control Panel). Please see Release Notes for what's new in this release. For information about migrating from Jutoh 1 to Jutoh 2 (a free upgrade), please see this topic. You can download the old Jutoh 1 version here. Jutoh for Windows Jutoh for Windows is about 10 MB in size. Windows 8 users: click on More info when you get the "Windows protected your PC" screen, and then click Run anyway in the next screen. Windows Vista/7/8 users: if when running Jutoh you see error messages about a resource load failure, please install Jutoh into a folder other than Program Files, or adjust permissions for the Program Files folder. Jutoh for Mac OS X Jutoh for Mac OS X (versions 10.3.9 and above) is about 30 MB in size. Jutoh 2.13 for Intel/PowerPC Mac OS X 10.3 and above Jutoh for Linux

iBooks Author For Dummies Cheat Sheet In addition to creating an e-book for use on the iPad, you may want to use your iBooks Author e-book’s text elsewhere, such as to create versions of your book for distribution as Kindle e-books or as ePub e-books that can be read on more devices than just the iPad. iBooks Author lets you export the book’s text so that you can create a version of the e-book in other programs (such as Sigil for ePub e-books). You can also create a PDF version of your e-book that can be read on all sorts of devices that use Adobe Systems’ Adobe Reader software, as well as those that use the included Preview application in Mac OS X and the built-in Quick Look technology in both Mac OS X and iOS. The export process is simple — just follow these steps: Choose File→Export.Alternatively, choose Share→Export.A settings sheet with export options appears. An exported text file contains only the mainbar text — text in objects’ captions and in other text boxes is ignored.

Booktype Booktype is a software that helps publishers, print-on-demand services and education institutions produce better books, faster. If you want to get started but don't want to install Booktype (you need a server and some programming knowledge), then Booktype Pro is for you. It has the same social tools, easy workflows and freedom to choose your own licences, but Sourcefabric takes care of your own platform's installation, hosting, upgrades, and security. Once set up, a Booktype installation can be accessed by anyone via almost any web browser (we recommend Chrome or Firefox). Self-hosted installation If you wish to install your own Booktype you will need a web server and the assistance of someone who knows how to install software for the web. Booktype is supported on Unix systems like Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and also on an OSX server. 1) Download the code 2) Follow these instructions to install Objavi is the software that converts Booktype books from their native HTML into PDF for printing.

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18 advanced iBooks Author tips EmailShare 118EmailShare Last year I started working with iBooks Author and made my first iBook to use in class. A year later, I now have about 8 iBooks under my belt. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.” 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Related posts: Créer vos eBooks ou livres électroniques Votre établissement scolaire est équipé de tablettes numériques ou de liseuses électroniques et d’ordinateurs PC Windows. Comment créer des supports pédagogiques avec un PC Windows pour les exploiter sur une la tablette numérique ou une liseuse électronique ? Le format ePUB est conçu pour faciliter la mise en page du contenu, le texte affiché étant ajusté pour optimiser la lecture sur les "readers" de livres numériques (liseuses électroniques, tablettes numériques et ordinateurs). Mise à jour décembre 2015 [sommaire] 1. L’eBook, livre électronique ou livre numérique désigne les livres, magazines, journaux, manuels, documents pédagogiques ou toutes autres publications qu’on peut consulter, distribuer ou conserver sous forme de fichiers numériques. Consultez sur EDUSCOL le dossier « Livre électronique, livre numérique (eBook) ». Le eBook peut être présenté sous divers formats (ePUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, SNB, TCR, TXT, …). Haut de page 2. 3. 4. Observations : 4. 2. 5. 6.

Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Video and Audio Update history: Article updated 26 January 2011 — Simplified information about what video formats Opera supports, as now Linux versions handle video the same as Mac and PC. Also deleted links to Labs WebM builds, as all release versions now support it.Article updated 1 July 2010 — replaced download links to our experiment WebM-enabled builds with links to Opera 10.60 (final).Article updated 14th May 2010 — some minor changes made; information on codecs added to mention the VP8 codec Google have made available and the experimental VP8-supporting Opera Labs build. Introduction The latest version of Opera supports the HTML5 video and audio elements. This article aims to provide all the nitty-gritty details of HTML5 media, the DOM API, events, and so forth, so you can implement your own HTML5 player with fallback for older browsers. What's supported? Opera supports everything in the HTML5 video spec with the following exceptions: The preload attribute is not supported. Detecting support "maybe"

Quiz Me What You're Building Download Alternate Example Book Chapter QuizMe is a trivia game about baseball, but you can use it as a template to build quizzes on any topic. With QuizMe: The user steps through a series of questions, clicking a button to proceed to the next question. The user enters an answer for each question and the app reports whether each answer is correct or not. With QuizMe, the quiz questions are always the same unless you, the programmer, change them. This tutorial assumes you are familiar with the basics of App Inventor -- using the Component Designer to build a user interface, and using the Blocks Editor to specify event-handlers. Getting Started Connect to the App Inventor web site and start a new project. Also download these pictures of baseball players and save them on your computer: Larsenberra.jpg , dallasbraden.jpg , cyyoung.jpg , nolanryan.jpg . Introduction This tutorial introduces: Set up the Components Add behaviors to the components How the Blocks Work

Make Quiz Take Quiz What You're Building MakeQuiz and TakeQuiz are two apps that, in tandem, allow a teacher to create quizzes for a student. Parents can create fun trivia apps for their children during a long road trip, grade school teachers can build "Math Blaster" quizzes, and college students can build quizzes to help their study groups prepare for a final. This tutorial will walk you through creating both the MakeQuiz and the TakeQuiz app. This tutorial is a followup of the QuizMe tutorial -- if you haven't completed that tutorial you should do so before continuing. Getting Started Connect to the App Inventor web site and start a new project. Introduction You'll design two apps, MakeQuiz for the "teacher" and TakeQuiz for the "student". The user enters questions and answers in an input form. TakeQuiz will work similarly to the QuizMe app-- in fact you'll build it using QuizMe as a basis. This tutorial introduces the following App Inventor concepts: Set up the Components for MakeQuiz Final MakeQuiz App