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Learn How to Become an iBooks Author with Lynda.com

April 20th, 2017

Even writers without extensive design or publishing experience find they can publish their own digital books with iBooks Author—and the right training. Start with your library card and Lynda.com to learn how to create your own ebooks with this easy-to-use ebook publishing software.

Follow along with Chris Mattia as he assembles a dynamic and engaging ebook for distribution on the iPad and EPUB readers. He includes all the features of a well-designed ebook, including text, images, audio, video, 3D models, and web content, as well as essential navigation tools such as links, bookmarks, and a table of contents. He also shows how leverage built-in templates to produce a beautifully designed and polished ebook without any extra effort, and customize and share your own iBooks templates. The course wraps up with a review of the iBooks EPUB workflow and the iBooks Store publishing process.

Topics include:

  • Creating a book cover
  • Creating pages, chapters, and sections
  • Adding a table of contents and a glossary
  • Working with templates and placeholder content
  • Sharing a custom template
  • Importing text from Pages, Word, or InDesign
  • Formatting text
  • Adding objects such as titles, labels, and captions
  • Inserting images
  • Adding tables and charts
  • Working with widgets such as movies, 3D objects, and interactive images
  • Creating review sections with multiple-choice and matching questions
  • Adding links and bookmarks
  • Creating, importing, and exporting EPUBs
  • Exporting a book as a PDF or text document
  • Publishing to the iBooks Store

Click here to get started with Lynda.com for free with your library card.

To access this video series click the link above and follow these steps:

  • Click on “Sign In” on the top right hand corner
  • Click on “Sign in with your organization portal”
  • Enter library.brucecounty.on.ca as the Organization portal and click Continue
  • Enter your library card number and PIN and click on Log In

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