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How to find books created by iAuIthor in store?

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Oberke Calculating status...
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Jan 29, 2012 9:00 AM

I think the new textbooks and iAuthor are great.  But I have noticed that most books that are enhanced and require iBooks 2.0 or later or created in iAuthor are not in the textbooks section of the store.  This is confusing to me as if I am searching for some of these books with the advanced features like the flash cards and other interactive things, I don't know how I would search for those, they seem to be mixed with older type of interactive books.

 

I have found an enhanced books section, but that has older books that would work under iBooks 1.3 also.  Is ther any way to find books that are the newly created ones that require iBooks 2.0 and use the iAuthor templates? 

 

(Many ofnthe people I know also want to know this.    It seems weird to me that Apple would have missed such an obvious thing.... )

iBook, iOS 5.0.1, iPad 2, iAuthor
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Jan 29, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to Oberke)

    iBooks Author...not iAuthor, thanks

     

    The store is categorized by and serves, Apple.

     

    The Books category includes 'Enhanced Books'...have you perused it yet? I think that is the area you have in mind. As for interactivity, I think iOS apps may provide more.

     

    And as always, you can utilize the iBooks Author feedback menu and the Store feedback links if there is something you'd like to see different, etc.

  • David Bourne Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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    Jan 29, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to K T)

    There is a textbook section under Books which I thought was to include iBooks Author produced books. However it still only has the 'original' nine books.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:10 AM (in response to David Bourne)

    I imagine the powers to be are monitoring what is coming in and what is being downloaded right now to help shape the store as required going forward.

     

    Time will tell, but again, any feedback now will hopefully be part of that mix.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Jan 29, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to Oberke)

    Frankly, I don't see any advantage to the user. This is a new world....with new facets, expectations and drivers.

     

    Apple wants to hide such mechanics, I believe. Let the user focus on what interests them by topic.

     

    If things need to sift and settle down and come into a particular focus, then time, natural selection and hard metrics available only to Apple can be trusted to eventually will do their job.

     

    In the mean time, if you're not using all available feedback channels, you're not pitching in towards your own cause .

  • Ponke Calculating status...
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    Feb 8, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to Oberke)

    Hello Oberke, hi David Bourne,

     

    I would even be glad to find the 'original' nine books that you refer to.

     

    I only found one book with the tiltle "Life on Earth" by E.O. Wilson that is a real iBook created with iBook Author, as far as I understood.

     

    I could also download this book to my Mac (1,1 GByte). I still have to connect my Mac to an iPad now to really read the book. This I will do next.

     

    Could you be so kind and provide the list of the original 9 books here ?  Maybe you even found more in the meantime.

     

    I am a university professor in Germany, currently doing a study project with the aim to create a interactive eBook with iBook Author. We would urgently need more examples for the students to stimulate ideas for authoring and creation of such a new interactive multimedia textbook (if this is what these things might be called...).

     

    Thanks for your cooperation.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to Ponke)

    Ponke wrote:

     

    Could you be so kind and provide the list of the original 9 books here ? 

     

    From the US store:

     

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  • rdogra Calculating status...
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    Feb 8, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to Oberke)

    Goto Enhanced Books

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewRoom?cc=us&fcId=385428472& id=27820&mt=11

     

    sort by Release Date.

     

    All the books after iBooks Author release are there.

    Apple has indicated that 1000 such books have been uploaded according to WSJ.

    enjoy.

  • Ponke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to Oberke)

    @ rdogra

     

    Perfect !  Thank you.

     

    Any special recommendations ?

     

    Meanwhile I had already found myself:

     

    - DK Natural History: Insects

     

    - DK Natural History: Mammals - Carnivores

     

    - DK Publishing: Dynosaurs & Prehistoric Life

     

    The last one looks specially promissing to me.

  • limtc Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to rdogra)

    I tried it and I didn't find my own multitouch book (Virtual GS). And it probably have a lot of ePub books in there too.

     

    Surprise how many books uses the standard template cover page and just change the text! Talks about laziness!

  • limtc Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 8:36 PM (in response to rdogra)

    I found my book. If every book after Life on Earth is a multitouch book (which I doubt), then there are 400 books right now.

  • 4phun Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 12:00 AM (in response to Oberke)

    Flash Cards are created by the end user who marks up text.

     

    The markup is the source for flash cards when you choose option top left in iBooks itself

  • 4phun Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 12:04 AM (in response to limtc)

    limtc wrote:

     

    I tried it and I didn't find my own multitouch book (Virtual GS). And it probably have a lot of ePub books in there too.

     

    Surprise how many books uses the standard template cover page and just change the text! Talks about laziness!

     

    It is really lazy in that you can drag any suitable image to the cover page and replace.

     

    What, two seconds?

     

    Delete all those other place holder elements too since they are often not needed.

     

    Save or save as a new template if you want the same cover for a variety of books.

  • cosmos1138 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 12:11 AM (in response to Ponke)

    I have Wilson's book, DK Insect and Person's Ecology. Ed Wilson's is by far the best example of the technology the others don't use all iBooks bells and whistles.

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