Apple's free iBooks Author is an easy way to get started in electronic textbook publishing. Just know there's a middleman standing between you and your adoring public: Apple. Read more about Apple's tricky software license agreement, which as InformationWeek's Thomas Claburn points out, puts severe restrictions on authors' rights. BYTE's Chris Spera has his own opinion about
The screenshot above shows the PDF version of my completed ebook displayed on an iPad 2. Looks good--but note that because it is a PDF document, the view won't switch to a single page if you physically turn your iPad to the portrait mode.
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