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How to center text in Pages to show correctly on iBook Reader

1791 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 3:38 PM by VikingOSX RSS
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,865 points)

    Alpini wrote:

     

    Apple owns all rights of the work published by iBooks Author

     

    As the link supplied by VikingOS X tells you, that is not correct.  Apple clarified that a whole year ago.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,865 points)

    Alpini wrote:

     

    Sorry guys but just checked iBooks Author and there is no ePub option on ''Export''. There is only .ibooks pdf and plain txt

     

    Message was edited by: Alpini Also here is a link about this subject: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/01/enthusiasm-for-ibooks-author-marred-by-lice nsing-format-issues/

     

    For epub you have to transfer your content to another app. Pages and InDesign are the most common I think.

     

    Hopefully you understand now that the rights to the content are yours.  The only restriction is that if you want to charge for a book in .ibooks format, you must sell in it via the iBookstore.   There are no restrictions on what you do with any other format or with a free book in .ibooks format.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,710 points)

    I was not suggesting that iBooks Author can create an ePub file. It can only export Apple proprietary iBooks (including versions), PDF, and pure text. The PDF could be sold on other sites where that format is acceptible. Otherwise, you will need to produce the ePub from Pages or other ePub creation solution.

     

    There are several so-called PDF to ePub conversion apps out there. I tried PDF Converter from the App Store, and the latest Calibre. They do generate ePub documents that I viewed on the iPad. PDF Converter missed on faithful layout retention, and Calibre completely destroyed the iBooks Author PDF content. I suspect there is more marketing than substance in an accurate PDF to ePub conversion process.

     

    There have been posters to the Pages community that have published novels written within Pages. Their output, in ePub and other document formats, got them published at Amazon and Apple. Apparently, it can be done, with accumulated knowledge and detailed persistence.

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