Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to profilo1)
iBA can generate/publish via PDF as well, where viewing/reading methods can differ, of course....you can also circulate your own books without going thru the store.
'publishing' to the store has it's own requirements.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to K T)
So the answer is: "Just Because!" It would be nice to know the rationale as to why the iBook must display in both Portrait and Landscape. Publishing via other methods would not effectively display all of the widgets imbedded in the iBook, so I must "publish" to the store and it needs to be in Landscape only.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to profilo1)
I had a book rejected because there was content in landscape but not portrait. It was presented as a new requirement but really my mistake as it wasn't my intent. Previously, I thought I had submitted and had accepted a landscape only book but checking now shows it in both orientations so I must have either updated before submitting or a revised version has both orientations.
Unless to you can get someone to report on a recently approved landscape only book it may be difficult to get an answer. You might ask Apple but it could take a little time to get a response. They seem to be busy ;-)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to David Bourne)
Thank you for your recent post. It gives me hope that Apple will accept a book in Landscape only, but I will submit a question to verify. My textbook relies heavily on inline graphics and widgets to augment the text. I have authored the iBook in landscape and no matter what I do, I can not get it to look acceptable in portrait. I think that the reader would not mind rotating their iPad 90 degrees to see the iBook as it was intended.
Has anyone else in the community published an iBook in landscape only mode?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to profilo1)
My book is in landscape only and was aproved less than a month ago
Natural Portraits - Joe Scrivens
it's free so download it and take a look
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to JoeScrivens)
Thank you for clarifying. I will download you iBook and check it out.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to profilo1)
cool, all ratings and reviews apprectiated :-)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to JoeScrivens)
Where is the option within iBooks Author to create Landscape view only?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to asdfalvin)
Open the Inspector and click the "Document" icon on the left. Check the box "Disable portrait orientation". I did this on the title page, but I believe it works no matter which page you are on.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 6:08 AM (in response to profilo1)
I have 3 books rejected for no content in portarit mode. 1 for "lack of Functionality" whatever that is.
There is an option in iBA.. Document Inspector.. tick teh "Disable Portrait mode" I did not !
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to profilo1)
I, too, have had, after waiting for more than 2 months!, a book in landscape-only format accepted. I got an initial complaint about it. But I argued that it's a picture book for which landscape seems the best format and that providing a portrait view would mean reloading a duplicate of each image and then doing an alternate layout for each page, thus, presumably, doubling the book size. I do not know if my argument had any effect on their decision (never got an answer to any e-mail directed at the editing team), but it worked out in the end.
It's not free, but the preview version is.
BTW While I was waiting, I learned how to create a Kindle Direct Publishing version of the same content. I'm now writing a report about my experience with iBooks Kindle Direct--a true study in contrasts!