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
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Adding video to your ebook will require an extra step if your video file is saved in a format other than M4V, the only video format iBooks Author supports. I got this error message when I tried to import a .MOV video file.