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Resonate on iPad: A book that’s now become an experience

Resonate on iPad: A book that’s now become an experience | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

So what is it that sets Resonate on the iPad apart? And how did something that is so interactive happen? Also, did Resonate on the iPad happen because the iPad as a medium is a great way to share content? The answer to that question is both yes and no –- the iPad certainly facilitated this metamorphosis of a book to an experience but when you look (notice that I used the term look rather than read) at Resonate on an iPad, you will observe that Nancy and her team at Duarte have done so much more than using the iPad as a medium! There are small touches everywhere – like when Nancy talks, or when there is animation that’s soothing and resonating. Also loved the video in which sound waves create patterns using salt – yes, everything that I have discussed is available in the book, but then that’s just a book, this is an experience!

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Also, you will notice how within the introduction video, there’s a flame or a source of light that moves almost in 3D space amongst 2D pictures (see the embedded YouTube video below) –- clearly the team at Duarte worked with this project with tons of planning and oodles of experiments.

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Go and get this book and enjoy -- it's not everyday that you get to look at a book, and feel an experience of this sort!

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/resonate/id517154732?mt=11

 

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• Konzept Irene: Interaktive eBooks fürs iPad – Irene: „interactive reading experience – notably easy“

• Konzept Irene: Interaktive eBooks fürs iPad – Irene: „interactive reading experience – notably easy“ | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
Timo Leßmöllmann ist uns bereits von seiner Idee zur Umgestaltung des iBookstore mit mehr kommunikativen Elementen bekannt. Doch war „iBooks Revisited“ nur die Vorstufe, um das Interesse an einer Art „iBooks Plus“ abzuschätzen.

http://www.giga.de/apps/ibooks/news/ibooks-revisited-viel-mehr-als-nur-digitales-regal/

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http://www.ibooksrevisited.com/

 

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Sein neues Projekt befasst sich ebenfalls mit eBooks auf dem iPad. „Irene“ ist ein Akronym für „interactive reading experience – notably easy“. Eine interaktive Leseerfahrung kennen manche vielleicht noch von früheren Abenteuerbüchern und Krimis, zumeist für Kinder, in denen der Leser den Pfad des Protagonisten mitbestimmen konnte.

http://ireneapp.com/

 

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„Willst Du tiefer in die Höhle hineinkriechen? Dann gehe zu Seite 32“ — und ähnliches mehr.

Doch Irene erhebt diese Art der Mitbestimmung auf eine neue Ebene. Sie wird nicht nur digitalisiert und um die eBook-typischen Wisch- und Tipp-Gesten ergänzt. Sowohl Autoren als auch Leser bekommen durch Leßmöllmanns Idee ganz neue Werkzeuge an die Hand, mit denen sie eine Geschichte erfahren und erleben können. Einige Beispiele:

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Die zum Teil weit verzweigten Stammbäume und umfangreichen Biographien der Charaktere in Fantasy-Romanen könnten mithilfe kleiner Übersichten und Erklärungen verständlicher dargestellt werden. Teile der Biographie ließen sich etwa erst nach Erreichen bestimmter verräterischer Passagen in der Geschichte „freischalten“.

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Make eLearning for the iPad for FREE | #epub in Pages erstellen und sharen :-).

Make eLearning for the iPad for FREE |  #epub in Pages erstellen und sharen :-). | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

In drei Schritten mit einfachsten Apps zu einer Lerneinheit im E-Pub-Format :-)
... keept it simple and ...

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I feel some guilty pleasure when other trainers and elearning developers become jealous of my elearning app for the iPad. Because the Mac iOS doesn’t support Flash, many of my colleagues haven’t been able to take advantage of the best elearning tool ever: the iPad.

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Learners can view the elearning module in iBooks, the free app from Apple. The reader app is the key, really. It has interactive functionality built in, so you just need to focus on good content.

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* Step 1 — Pages. Pages is the word processing program on a Mac. It is simple to use, like Word. Simply add text, images and video. Formatting must be simple so the epub file can adapt to various sizes when viewed. Still the content can look great, and with multi-media, it reads more like a digital magazine than a book. It helps to make a visual cover page (your page 1) that looks like a book cover. Play around with headers and styles — because these will help the learner navigate.

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** Step 2 — Epub. In Pages, just click Share > Export and choose the epub option. Check the box that makes your first page the cover art. You will have an epub file in seconds. If you get errors, it is probably related to formatting that epub files don’t support. It is best to keep the formatting simple — let iBooks do the work of making your module look great.

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*** Step 3 — iTunes. On a Mac, just drag the epub file you just saved onto iTunes and then sync your iPad. Like Forrest Gump, that’s all I have to say about that.

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In iBooks, your module will have an interactive table of contents — created from your headers and styles. The table of contents works as nicely as a menu in a Flash elearning course. Learners can change fonts or font size to their liking, read portrait or landscape, and bookmark and annotate the module. The video content plays right on the page or can be expanded to full screen.

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Apple's iBooks Author: the iTunes of self-publishing apps? ...u.a. Detaillierter Vergleich InDesign iBooks Author

Apple's iBooks Author: the iTunes of self-publishing apps? ...u.a. Detaillierter Vergleich  InDesign  iBooks Author | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
Apple hopes it can combine the iPad's tablet dominance with its traditionally strong desktop software to get a foothold in digital textbooks. Dave Girard sees whether Apple's iBooks Author is capable of a self-publishing revolution—or if it's a dud.
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The coolest textbook-ish widget is one that's geared toward learning and testing, and it really shows the power of the iBook as a teaching aid. You can embed multiple-choice questions into a layout and test readers on the iBook contents:
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Indesign advantages

Font embedding
No licensing restrictions on distribution
Supports external CSS
No limitation on fonts
Far better text formatting tools (find/replace, nested style sheets, GREP, you name it)
Works on Windows as well as OS X
Has a Kindle export plug-in (for non-interactive e-books)
Publishes to more than just the iPad
Less of a pain when it comes to updating embedded content
Works with industry standards
iBooks Author advantages:

3D content
Easier to use
WYSIWYG: iBooks Author and iBooks rendering is identical
Basic image editing built in
Many out-of-the-box widgets for interactivity
Free for OS X users
On-the-fly PDF rendering (no irony here)
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Tor Books: Science-Fiction-Verlag verzichtet auf Kopierschutz - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Tor Books: Science-Fiction-Verlag verzichtet auf Kopierschutz - SPIEGEL ONLINE | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
Leser und Autoren haben es sich gewünscht: Die E-Books des New Yorker Science-Fiction-Verlags Tor Books haben künftig keinen technischen Schutz gegen unerlaubtes Kopieren mehr - damit lassen sich die Dateien einfacher auf Geräte aufspielen oder an Freunde verteilen.


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Verlagsboss Tom Doherty erklärte: "Unsere Autoren und Leser haben schon lange darum gebeten. Das sind technologisch ziemlich anspruchsvolle Leute und DRM ist für sie ein ständiges Ärgernis. Es hindert sie daran, rechtmäßig erworbene E-Books auf legale Weise zu nutzen, zum Beispiel sie von einem E-Book-Reader zum andern zu verschieben."

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Der Verkauf der DRM-befreiten E-Books soll bei den bisherigen Händlern nahtlos weiterlaufen, zusätzlich aber auch von solchen Anbietern vertrieben werden, die nur Bücher ohne Kopierschutz im Programm haben. Cory Doctorow, der bei Tor Books veröffentlicht hat und ein erbitterter Gegner von DRM-Maßnahmen ist, hofft nun darauf, dass alle Verlage ihre Bücher ohne lästigen Kopierschutz anbieten. ...

So könnte künftig ein Anbieter wie Barnes & Noble einen Kauf-Button bei Amazon platzieren und umgekehrt Amazon dasselbe beim Web-Auftritt des Verlags machen, inklusive einer kundenfreundlichen Möglichkeit, die jeweiligen E-Book-Formate zu konvertieren.

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Autor und Blogger Doctorow freut es: Auf jeden Fall bedeute die Entscheidung von Tor Books "eine Wasserscheide für den Kopierschutz bei E-Books, den Wendepunkt, der den Augenblick markiert, ab dem alle E-Books schließlich DRM-frei sein werden. Das ist ein guter Tag."

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Using iBooks Author: A Video How To » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Curtin iPad User Group

Using iBooks Author: A Video How To » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Curtin iPad User Group | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
Here a great how-to video which explains using iBooks Author to make and and sell a multi-touch iBook for iPad.

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ePub für (In)Designer: Mit InDesign Schritt für Schritt zum E-Book - Aktionen und Rabatte

ePub für (In)Designer: Mit InDesign Schritt für Schritt zum E-Book - Aktionen und Rabatte | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

Das Buch erklärt umfassend und praxisnah die Erstellung von ePubs mit InDesign, die Nachbearbeitung der ePub-Dateien und gibt Hinweise zum Vertrieb der erstellten E-Books. Es zeigt anhand von Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen die einzelnen Arbeitsabläufe, die anhand des Beispielmaterials nachvollzogen werden können.

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LearningApps.org - interaktive und multimediale Lernbausteine: Einbindung von Dashcode-Widget, die sich bequem in iBooks Author einbinden lassen :-)

LearningApps.org - interaktive und multimediale Lernbausteine: Einbindung von Dashcode-Widget, die sich  bequem in iBooks Author  einbinden lassen :-) | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

LearningApps.org - interaktive und multimediale Lernbausteine

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LearningApps.org ist eine Web 2.0-Anwendung zur Unterstützung von Lern- und Lehrprozessen mit kleinen interaktiven Bausteinen. Bestehende Bausteine können direkt in Lerninhalte eingebunden, aber auch von den Nutzenden selbst online erstellt oder verändert werden. Ziel ist es, wiederverwendbare Bausteine zu sammeln und öffentlich zur Verfügung zu stellen. Bausteine (Apps genannt) enthalten aus diesem Grund keinen speziellen Rahmen oder ein konkretes Lernszenario, sondern beschränken sich ausschliesslich auf den interaktiven Teil. Die Bausteine für sich stellen also keine abgeschlossene Lerneinheit dar, sondern müssen in ein entsprechendes Unterrichtsszenario eingebettet werden.

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Ausführliche Beschreibung mit Anwendungsbeispielen:

Was ist LearningApps.org (PDF)
http://learningapps.org/LearningApps.pdf

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Nutzung von „LearningApps.org“ im Unterricht (Arbeitspapier 08.01.11)
http://learningapps.org/about_learningapps.pdf

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http://twitter.com/#!/LearningAppsorg/

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LearningApps in iBooks verwenden

http://www.teachdifferent.ch/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&id=191&Itemid=137&lang=de

 

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von Christian Dietz, Feb 09 

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LearningApps.org hat neu einen Link, mit welchem man ganz einfach ein Dashcode-Widget runterladen kann. Diese Dashcode-Widgets lassen sich dann bequem in iBooks Author ziehen... fertig! Alle Apps auf LearningApps.org können ganz einfach den eigenen Bedürfnissen angepasst werden, ohne eine Zeile Code schreiben zu müssen! Somit hat man erweiterte multimediale Widgets, welche sogar auf den LearningApps Server zugreifen können, und so kooperatives Arbeiten unterstützen. Und dies in einem Buch :)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uI6VEGVzVY

 

 

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iTunes - Books - iBooks Author: The Definitive Guide by Trailer Park Inc.

iTunes - Books - iBooks Author: The Definitive Guide by Trailer Park Inc. | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
Get a free sample or buy iBooks Author: The Definitive Guide by Trailer Park Inc. on the iTunes Store. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPad.

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iBooks Author is Apple's amazing new application allowing anyone to create beautiful interactive Multi-Touch books for iPad. Unlock the full power of this groundbreaking application with "iBooks Author: The Definitive Guide". Created by a team of expert designers and developers, it's filled with interactive galleries, video demonstrations, and invaluable professional tips and tricks, "iBooks Author: The Definitive Guide" brings everything you need, in a beautiful Multi-Touch book, to quickly learn and master this innovative application!

Topics covered include:

• Mastering Templates
• The perfect way to add text, images and interactive content to a project
• Working with shapes, charts, tables and widgets
• Creating a table of contents and glossary
• Previewing and Publishing your book
• Professional Tips & Tricks
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$4.99
Level: Grades 8-17
Available on iPad.
Category: Software
Published:Mar 16, 2012
Publisher: Trailer Park Inc.
Seller: TRAILER PARK INC.
Print Length: 123 Pages
Language: English 


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eCub - a simple to use EPUB and MobiPocket ebook creator | JulianSmart.com

eCub - a simple to use EPUB and MobiPocket ebook creator | JulianSmart.com | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

eCub is a cross-platform tool for creating EPUB and MobiPocket books. EPUB is become a popular e-book standard and is open and free for all to implement. EPUB files can be read by MobiPocket, Adobe Digital Editions, FBReader, Stanza, the Sony Reader, and many other readers and applications. MobiPocket books can be read on desktop platforms, mobile platforms and the Amazon Kindle e-book reader.

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eCub offers a convenient way to import text and XHTML files and create all the necessary components of an EPUB file. It makes it easy to view and edit files, and check the generated EPUB, using external tools. It can also generate audio files from your book content using eSpeak and other text-to-speech software.

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A wizard allows you to create a new project in seconds, with options for generating a table of contents, a cover page, and a title page. You can create a simple cover design image using templates and a simple design tool. Then you can compile, check and try out the EPUB at the click of a button.

To summarize, this is what eCub does:

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***Creates unencrypted EPUB files from text or XHTML files;
***Creates MobiPocket files if you have the mobigen application;
***allows editing of the text or XHTML files with a ***simple internal editor or designated external editors;
***helps you create a simple cover design image;
***optionally creates title, content and cover pages;
***can be run from the command line as part of a build script;
***can be used in portable mode (data and settings are stored locally);
***can convert your book content to audio files (WAV or MP3).

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eCub does not do WYSIWYG or syntax-highlighted editing, and it currently only produces unencrypted EPUB and MobiPocket output. It's likely to be useful for simple projects, such as novels, where using an expensive tool such as Adobe's InDesign is overkill.

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We're providing eCub free of charge, on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris, for personal and commercial use. However, eCub is not an open source application.

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You may like to consider the Jutoh ebook editor for easier, WYSIWYG editing, more sophisticated import, and greater configurability:

http://www.jutoh.com/

 

Jutoh also handles footnotes, index entries and other aspects that would take a long time to perfect with eCub.
eCub is built with the cross-platform application development framework wxWidgets http://www.wxwidgets.org), and all dialogs were created by our own Rapid Application Development tool, DialogBlocks http://www.dialogblocks.com).

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Enthusiasm for iBooks Author marred by licensing, format issues

Enthusiasm for iBooks Author marred by licensing, format issues | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

.. zwar schon 3 Monate alte, aber interessante Diskussion der "Ambivalenzen" von iBooks Author 1.0 zwischen Avantgarde-Tool und proprietärer geschlossener Plattform, hoffend, dass im Sommer ein epub3 -Export kommt :-)
wer weiss mehr??? (Heiko) 

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Who will give e-book power to the people?

iBooks Author is still a 1.0 product—for instance, it only has six templates total, and all of them are designed for textbooks—so the formatting issues could be resolved in a future version. The iBooks Author licensing could also change in the short term, as well. We contacted Apple to clarify their position on the licensing, but got no response.

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If iBooks Author isn't quite the "GarageBand for e-books" we had hoped for, however, it may be just the impetus for other software developers to fill the void with a cross-platform tool that creates standard ePub files that work across several distribution platforms.

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"The parameters for ePub are known, so I don't know what's stopping others from creating something as good as iBooks Author for Windows or Linux," Disabato said. "That market it wide open. If developers can find a way to export to different platforms at once, it'll be really great."

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further discussions:

"Daniel Glazman, co-chairman of the W3C CSS Working Group, has a detailed technical analysis of the iBooks Author file format:

*The iba format clearly extends CSS (and therefore EPUB3) to offer the following features:

**Template-based layout including special areas (gutter)
***Extended underlining
****Ability to control the size of each column and column gap in a multi-column layout
*****Something equivalent to Adobe’s Regions and Exclusions."

http://daringfireball.net/2012/01/ibooks_author_file_format

 

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New Business Book for iPad Produced Using iBooks Author Claims to Be First of Its Kind | Digital Book World

New Business Book for iPad Produced Using iBooks Author Claims to Be First of Its Kind | Digital Book World | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE: Nancy Duarte's Resonate Published as First Interactive Business Book for iPad Built Entirely in Apple's iBooks Author MOUNTAIN VIEW,...
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Nancy Duarte’s “Resonate” Published as First Interactive Business Book for iPad Built Entirely in Apple’s iBooks Author

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Duarte, Inc., a presentation communication agency, announces the publication of the award-winning book, Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, for the Apple® iPad®, making it the first business book engineered to take full advantage of the tablet’s ability to support interactive applications and multimedia.

The Duarte team engineered Resonate™ for the iPad by integrating the book’s many visual elements through video and interactive applications. They used Apple’s iBooks Author, a tool to help publishers create digital books that leverage the iPad’s video, sound, interactive diagrams and text functionality.

“The iPad is a major revolution in the presentation and consumption of information, so we wanted to push iBooks Author further than anyone had before in order to transform Resonate into this truly new medium,” said Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate and CEO of Duarte, Inc. “The electronic edition is a self-navigating story that enables the reader to experience the content in a manner that combines the best features of cinematic storytelling, interactive exploration and traditional books.”
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Mediendidaktik» Blogarchiv » Didaktische Funktionen des Lehrbuchs der Zukunft

Mediendidaktik» Blogarchiv » Didaktische Funktionen des Lehrbuchs der Zukunft | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

Wolfgang Neuhaus, 17. März 2012

http://neuhaus.mediendidaktik.org/

 

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Mein Vortrag auf der Frühjahrstagung der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft widmet sich dieses Jahr den didaktischen Funktionen des Lehrbuchs der Zukunft. Anhand von konkreten Beispielen versuche ich hier einen Überblick zu geben über die ersten Ergebnisse unserer Fokusgruppengespräche im Rahmen des TET-Projekts.
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In unseren Gesprächen und Untersuchungen haben sich bisher drei Grundfunktionen des Lehrbuchs der Zukunft herauskristallisiert:

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*** Experimentierkasten, um Phänomene in der Umwelt, sowie von theoretisch beschriebenen Wissenselementen erfahrbar zu machen
*** Schnittstelle für Kommunikation und Austausch
*** Sammlungsort für die persönliche Externalisierung von Wissen (Portfoliofunktion für Schüler und Lehrer)

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Besonders spannend für den Unterricht in naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern ist die Möglichkeit, mit dem Lehrbuch der Zukunft direkt Messungen, Untersuchungen und Auswertungen durchzuführen. Lehramtstudierende unserer Universität haben diese Möglichkeiten mit Hilfe von Apps aktueller mobiler Endgeräte (Galaxy-Tab, Ipad, Iphone) untersucht.

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So wurde z.B. auf den Fluren unserer Uni die Geschwindigkeit des Schalls ermittelt, indem die Mikrofone von zwei iPads in exakt 10 Meter Entfernung auf den Boden gelegt wurden. Mit einem Klangholz wurde genau in der Mitte auf der 5-Meter-Marke ein Synchronisierungs-Klick erzeugt und dann hinter den iPads ein weiterer Klick. Diese Klicks wurden von beiden iPads aufgezeichnet. ...

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Auch die Portfoliofunktion und die Kommunikationsfunktionen werden in diesem Vortrag beleuchtet. Hier der komplette Foliensatz (28 Slides):

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http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/12041144#

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Apps for Literacy Support

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Advancing Independent Achievement through Technology (MT @ATtips Comprehensive Guide to Apps for Literacy Support by @Spectronics (dwnload as PDF in iBooks 2!
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Darwin für #iPad The Libroid "Life - A Journey" opens up a new presentation form: no page-turning :-)

The Libroid "Life - A Journey" opens up a new presentation form providing extra content alongside the text. The first thing you will notice about a Libroid is that page-turning has been replaced by scrolling text.

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Your position in the text is indicated in percentage terms, which you also use for finding text positions. The key to Libroid technology is the triple column. In the central area lies the text, where it can best be absorbed by the eyes; in the margins left and right are narrower columns, which are read by the “third eye”. These might contain photos, Internet links and original sources, or even entire books, maps, musical scores, graphics, footnotes etc.

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It is up to the reader to touch these symbols and thumbnails.
The three columns are dovetailed in such a way that the related contents of text, image, link or source, always line up at the centre of the screen – “at eye level”. If you scroll through one of the columns, the others follow, realigning the linked content. By rotating the Libroid from a horizontal to a vertical position, the two side columns disappear, to allow for “pure” undistracted perusal of the central scroll text.

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The dynamic “content management system” of the triple column technology enables the Libroid to house several language-versions of any particular text, in identical formats. New translations in other languages can be added at any time. The various translations are also dynamically linked so that readers can switch between languages at will. Libroids can be published, purchased and downloaded simultaneously all around the world. Readers can add their own comments and share them with other readers through the web. This novel “social reading” function opens the doors to virtual reading communities and book clubs across the globe.

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Explore the Libroid.
Discover the world as a global multimedia experience.
Find unknown features of your iPad.

http://libroid.com/

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interessante Besprechung:

Gerhard Schröder: http://padlive.de/uebermich/

 

Review: Libroid – Ein interaktives Sachbuch

http://padlive.de/2011/01/review-libroid-ein-interaktives-sachbuch/


 

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How to Get Your Kindle Highlights into Evernote

How to Get Your Kindle Highlights into Evernote | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

... very useful instructions!

The connections between different FREE online-Tools is very important for open social networking and sharing for resources!
- another very intersting way of sharing kindle highlight is possible with readmill, you find the instructions here:
http://readmill.com/bookmarklet

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What if you could get all your Kindle notes and highlights into Evernote where they were instantly available? Now you can by following these eight simple steps.

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When I read anything, I mark it up. Margin notes, circles, and, most of all, highlights. In fact, I buy highlighters by the box. Or at least I did, until I started reading so much on my Kindle.

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Now I use the Highlighter feature of the Kindle to mark passages. I also occasionally use the Notes feature to record my thoughts about a passage. (This is actually pretty cumbersome on the Kindle itself. I usually only do this if I am reading on my Mac. Then I can use my keyboard.)

I only wish that I could store all these notes and highlights in Evernote, which has become my digital brain. Well, now you can! It’s easier than you think. Just follow these eight steps:

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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Creating iBooks or eBook Apps

Learning and Teaching with iPads: Creating iBooks or eBook Apps | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
The iPad is a great tool for students to create and publish their own books. Following up from the previous post on Creating your own iBook, there are now a number of Apps that can be used on the iPad to create your own iBook or eBook App.

Book Creator
Creative Book Builder
Demi Book Composer (free)
Ebook creator
Ebook magic
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iBook Author Tutorial-Insert and Modify a Media Widget

Hochgeladen von diyjourno am 24.02.2012

http://www.youtube.com/user/diyjourno

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With the Media widget, you can add a video file with the extension .m4v (H.264), or an audio file with the extension .m4a (AAC). If you have other types of video or audio files, you can convert them. This is the tutorial of inserting and modifying a video in iBook Author. What you need is a computer with installed iBooks Author application and a piece of m4v video.

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First, click the iBooks Author application and open the template. Choose Media from the Widgets pop-up menu in the toolbar. A small browser will pop up and a media template will be automatically embedded in the current page you are working on. The Media widget appears as a thumbnail image in iBooks Author.
Then Drag the video from the Finder or the Media Browser to the widget.
To preview the video, you can click on the "play" button.

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In the interaction section in Widget inspector, you can start or stop playback at specific points by dragging the Start & Stop slider. To choose the frame to display until the file starts playing, you can drag the Poster Frame slider. If you want to make playback start over when the file finishes playing, you can choose an option from the Repeat pop-up menu. To display the media file as a thumbnail image in the finished book, you should select the "Full-screen only" checkbox. To continue to edit the widget: Select the thumbnail image, click Edit Media, make your changes, and click Done. To change the thumbnail's image: Drag a new image to the thumbnail. In the finished book, readers tap the widget's thumbnail image, and the media file is displayed full screen.

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You can also drag a media file directly to the book page without adding a Media widget first. If you want to change the place of media in your page, you can click the media template and drag it to wherever you want.
You can also change the size of your video. When you click on the media template, you will see eight little squares surrounding the inserted media. Click any one of the square and drag to a different direction, you can change the size as you like.

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If you want to add title, caption and background to you media widget, you can select the Title, Caption and Backgroud. Otherwise, they will not show up. To change the margin of your background, drag the Margin slider or change the number next to the slider to set the space between the content and outer boarder.
You can customize the appearance of media template by clicking on the "layout" button. There are three types of layout. By clicking on the "top", you can put both of the title and caption above your video. By clicking on the " top / bottom", you can put the title above your video and the caption below your video. By clicking on the " bottom", both of your title and caption will be below your video.

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To include an automatically updating label, choose an option from the Label pop-up menu.
You can add an accessibility description to the media in your book. When the book is viewed on an iPad, VoiceOver (Apple's screen reader) reads the object's accessibility description aloud. If you don't provide a description, VoiceOver reads the object's default description.
That's how to insert and modify media in your iBook.

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HdM ePub - Zugang zum Dokument - Ein Überblick über Open Access Geschäftsmodelle mit besonderem Fokus auf profitorientierte Verlage - Molitor, Peter

HdM ePub - Zugang zum Dokument - Ein Überblick über Open Access Geschäftsmodelle mit besonderem Fokus auf profitorientierte Verlage - Molitor, Peter | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
Open Access ist inzwischen auch für große Verlage wie Springer oder Wiley ein Thema. Da immer mehr wissenschaftliche Publikationen als Open Access veröffentlicht werden, müssen die Verlage handeln und sich mit den neuen Bedingungen auseinandersetzen.

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Es haben sich bereits viele unterschiedliche Geschäftsmodelle im Bereich der Open Access Publikationen entwickelt und etabliert. Die folgende Arbeit wird einen Überblick über die momentan gebräuchlichen Geschäftsmodelle wieder geben, aktuelle Entwicklungen schildern und sich mit den Open Access-Geschäftsmodellen einzelner Verlage genauer beschäftigen.

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“10 Jahre Mobile Bibliothek Münster” im iBook Store : medinfo

“10 Jahre Mobile Bibliothek Münster” im iBook Store : medinfo | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

Der Markt für Lehrbücher entwickelt sich in die Richtung bessere E-Reader, bessere Geschäftsmodelle, bessere Inhalte. Interaktive, kostenfreie, dynamische Lehrbücher werden seit dem 19. Januar von Apple mit der freien Authoring Software iBooks Author gefördert.

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Die Zweigbibliothek hat dies zum Anlaß genommen, die Software und den Prozeß einmal einem Test zu unterziehen. Dazu wurde ein iBook produziert und am 9. März im iBook Store eingereicht.

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Ein Ergebnis: Apple hat sage und schreibe 42 Tage für den Reviewprozeß gebraucht. Dafür um festzustellen, dass das Buch “10 Jahre Mobile Bibliothek” koscher ist. Doch nun hat die Wartezeit ein Ende:

http://itunes.apple.com/de/book/med-10-jahre-mobile-bibliothek/id509465533?mt=11

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Welche Erfahrungen haben wir bei der Veröffentlichung gemacht?

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* Es dauert. 42 Tage oder 1,5 Monate ist way to much. Hier muß Apple dringend nachbessern. Wenn Ihre iBooks schneller reviewt wurden, bitte melden.

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Es macht Spaß. Mit iBooks Author zu arbeiten, ist kinderleicht. Man erzielt schnelle Erfolge.

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Es sieht gut aus. iBooks sehen nicht nur unglaublich gut und professionell auf dem iPad aus, es hat auch einen recht hohen Gimmick-Faktor. Man kann Quiz, Videos, animierte Grafiken, und und und einbauen.

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Es ist angenehm. Mit dem iTunes Connect Managing Tool ist man immer gut informiert. Der iBook Support reagiert schnell.

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Es nervt. Die Plattformabhängigkeit. Man braucht einen Mac für iBooks Author. Man braucht ein iPad, um es lesen zu können.

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Es ist kostenlos. Alle Tools sind kostenlos (bis auf den Mac). iBooks können für Autor und Leser kostenlos publiziert werden.

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Es lohnt sich. Wie berichtet bekommen die Autoren statt 10-15% bei Apple 70% vom Erlös. Aber dafür braucht man eine US-amerikanische Steuernummer. Dann kann man dick Geld verdienen. Vorausgesetzt man schreibt einen Bestseller.

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Es verpflichtet. Die Ansprüche wachsen mit der Umgebung. Konsequenz: Beim nächsten Mal: Mehr Podcasts. Mehrteilige Quizze. Vor dem nächsten Kameratermin mal zum Friseur gehen, oder besser gleich zum Visagisten.


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The innovation we need to see before eBooks can completely replace pBooks

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I haven't bought a paper book since I bought my first iPad in 2010. Before that I bought between 20 and 40 books a year. I also own every Wired magazine, including issue 1.1, but ...

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1: Make it easier to show of my library
Not too long ago a journalist visited my house. He looked at my books, smiled, and said ‘we have the same books. I own 90% of these books, at least’. We became instant friends based on the books I own. Nobody knows what’s in my digital library. Now I know there are sites where you can build a digital bookshelf. Right now it is possible, just not easy, to do that. I already have an iCloud account. Why not let me show which books I own (including my reviews) at boris.icloud.com. Apple isn’t very good in doing social (Anybody use Ping?) but they do have a huge opportunity there.

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2: Make it easier to share books
There is no second-hand market for digital books. That’s unfortunate. I would like to share my digital book with my friends, even if that would mean it would disappear from my library. It could even contain a sharing history so I could see (on a map?) who is reading my book right now. Amazon at least lets customers borrow some Kindle books, but Apple is still behind.

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3: Make is possible for authors to digitally sign books
I had to get a paper book out of my library for Walter Isaacson to sign. Luckily I had his book on Benjamin Franklin so I asked him to sign that. But both me and my girlfriend had read the Steve Jobs book on the iPad and there was nothing he could add to that. How easy would it be to add an ‘author signature’ page to a book? You could hand your iPad to an author, he could draw something on that page or call up a keyboard and type something. ...

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Conclusion
Digital books are here to stay and there is no doubt that within a few years we will look at paper books as relics from the past. They will still exist but will be expensive and only available for a small group of collectors. We will still see a lot of innovation in digital books. They will become more useful, personal, shareable and awesome. And I will keep buying and reading them.

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Jutoh Ebook editor, convertor and creator software for Mac, PC, Linux

Jutoh Ebook editor, convertor and creator software for Mac, PC, Linux | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

Ebook editor, convertor and creator software for Mac and PC. Convert to ebooks for Kindle, iBookstore, iBooks, iPhone, Mobipocket.
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Jutoh makes it easy to create ebooks in popular formats that you can sell on many ebook sites, including Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iBooks.
Create your project in seconds from existing files using the New Project Wizard; or create your book from scratch using the built-in styled text editor.

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Select a book cover design from Jutoh's templates, or create your own with the built-in cover designer.

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Fully portable - can run from a USB drive Jutoh works on all major desktop platforms - Windows, Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD - and is fast and flexible.

http://www.jutoh.com/benefits.htm

Click here to explore Jutoh in detail. Also check out the latest news.

http://www.jutoh.com/news.htm

 

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Download the demo for Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, then if you like it, you can buy it and turn your demo into a fully working version. 

http://www.jutoh.com/download.htm

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The develloper:

Julian Smart, founder of the open source project wxWidgets and Technical Director of Anthemion Software Ltd. My main projects are DialogBlocks, a GUI designer for wxWidgets applications, Writer's Café, a toolkit for authors, and Jutoh, an ebook editing package.

http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/

 

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Announcing Jutoh - a simple to use, inexpensive but flexible ebook creator

http://www.juliansmart.com/jutoh

 

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Kolumne: ePub vs. iBooks Author

Kolumne: ePub vs. iBooks Author | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it
Der zweite Kritikpunkt an der Bildungsoffensive von Apple ist die Tatsache, dass die erstellten Textbooks nicht auf einem offenen Standard beruhen. Auch hier hilft ein Blick über den Tellerrand. Amazons Kindle-Bücher beruhen ebenfalls auf einem proprietären Format.

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Das muss die Sache natürlich nicht besser machen, relativiert einen Großteil der Kritik allerdings wieder. Als viel gewichtiger aber kann das Wort von Daniel Glazman, dem Co-Chairman der W3C CSS Working Group genommen werden. Auch er kritisiert Apple dafür, dass man nicht auf den offenen ePub-Standard setzt. Dieser biete in der aktuellen Version EPUB3 auch definierte Templates und die Möglichkeit Notizen und SVG- sowie CSS-Inhalte hinzuzufügen.

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Doch für Apple galten bei der Umsetzung andere Maßstäbe. Zum einen will man mit iBooks Author gar keinen neuen Industrie-Standard einführen. Apple hat großes Interesse daran das eigene Format auch nur auf eigenen Geräten darstellen zu lassen. Das mag man nun gut finden oder nicht, Amazons Kindle hat es auch nicht geschadet, dass die dort erhältlichen Bücher nicht ePub-konform sind - warum sollte es Apple hier anders ergehen? John Gruber schrieb dazu: " ... the app’s name is iBooks Author, not eBooks Author." Nur weil es eine Nachfrage nach einem Open-Standard-eBook-Tool vorhanden ist, muss Apple diese ja nicht erfüllen.

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Etwas verständlicher wird der Schritt vielleicht, wenn man sich vor Augen führt, dass Apple eine derzeitige Umsetzung der Textbooks mit einem offenen Standard gar nicht möglich gewesen wäre. iBooks Author erstellt kein eigenes Format nur um anders zu sein, sondern um besser zu sein. Hier auf W3C-Standards zu warten macht für Apple keinen Sinn, man muss seine eigene Pace gehen. Das macht nicht nur Apple seit Jahren in vielen Geschäftsbereichen vor, sondern auch Unternehmen wie Intel und Co. Ein Konzern wie Apple hat klare Prioritäten und diese decken sich nun einmal nicht immer mit denen der übrigen Industrie, den Entwicklern oder gar der Konkurrenz. Nicht einmal der potenzielle Kunde steht an erster Position.

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Derzeit bestehen also drei Möglichkeiten: Entweder man hält sich an die von Apple vorgegeben Spielregeln, versucht aus dem Export von iBooks Author einen offenen Standard zu machen oder lässt die Textbooks von iBooks komplett links liegen.

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interessante Diskussion auch hier:
"Neu ist: Apple bettet Bücher, neben Apps und Musik, in ein Ökosystem."
http://www.iphoneblog.de/2012/01/20/bildungsoffensive-apple-krempelt-um-was-umgekrempelt-gehort/

 

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Additional Themes For iBooks Author Get Rid Of The Textbook Look | Cult of Mac

Additional Themes For iBooks Author Get Rid Of The Textbook Look | Cult of Mac | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

The overuse of standard templates can make anything from a resume (1) to presentation seem boring and generic – so much so that the phrase “death by PowerPoint” (2) has emerged in business world.

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http://mashable.com/2011/07/10/digital-resume/ ;

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http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint

 

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Apple’s iBooks Author tool is no exception. The app can be used by teachers and instructors to create their own textbooks, by businesses to deliver marketing materials and reference documents, and authors that want to self-publish in Apple’s iBookstore.

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One problem with iBooks Author is that Apple includes just six themes for ebooks in iBooks Author – all of which have a textbook feel to them that isn’t a good fit for many projects. Thankfully, there are some alternatives.

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For authors that want a different or more custom look, however, there are some excellent options. As with Apple’s iWork apps, iBooks Author allows third-parties to create additional themes.

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First is the $9.99 Book Palette collection from Jumsoft, which includes 20 themes that cover a lot of styles including textbooks, cook books, scrap books, corporate reports, and more. Book Palette is available in the Mac App Store.

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-palette/id497704085?mt=12

 

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Guide to format and convert your book | ePublish a Book

Guide to format and convert your book | ePublish a Book | offene ebooks & freie Lernmaterialien (epub, ibooks, ibooksauthor) | Scoop.it

Creating an e-book: Tips on formatting and converting your document
Initially published by Serdar Yegulalp on April 26, 2011 for Computerworld

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Applications such as Calibre help you convert your document to a variety of e-book formats.
But you need more than just your document. You also need the right software and the know-how — because producing an e-book is a little more complicated than it ought to be. The breadth of e-book formats out there, and the quirks of converting your source document into one of those target formats, can make the conversion process anything but straightforward.

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In the following article, I’ve attempted to unravel that particular knot by looking at the e-book creation process from beginning to end — from formatting the source document to reading the finished product. I’ll discuss what formats you need to start with and convert to, detail some of the issues you may encounter along the way, and suggest some software applications that can help

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Source: ePublish a Book ( http://s.tt/15vtb)

Read more: http://www.epublishabook.com/2011/10/18/guide-to-format-and-convert-your-book/#ixzz1sYYSVCzo


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