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Download my iBooks Author guide and all my iBooks at iTunes http://bit.ly/12G8EaW
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History of Portland’s Japantown Revealed in New iBook

History of Portland’s Japantown Revealed in New iBook | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
Free iBook with 100s of archival photos and video interviews with former residents detail life from the 1890s through the incarcerations of WWII. (My free #iBook "History of Portland’s Japantown" Cool "reveal" photo blend widgets.
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I've included a video demo of the "reveal widget" used in the the book. Courtesy of Bookry. 

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How to Create an Interactive Story

How to Create an Interactive Story | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
Here's how to create an interactive story template for your next elearning project. Build your own or use the free PowerPoint template.
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This is done in PowerPoint. But it just as easily be built in Keynote. That could be imported directly into iBooks Author to create a cool interactive widget

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iBooks Author Training Video and Free Guide

iBooks Author Training Video and Free Guide | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it

Here's a video of my one-hour intro to iBooks Author. Download my free Quick Start: iBooks Author and follow along. Links to iBA resource website

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Not the greatest video, but the content is a decent intro to widgets. Especially if you download my free "Quick Start: iBooks Author" and follow along

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Collect Display Data in iBooks Author with Google Forms/Sheets - YouTube

This tutorial shows you how to create an HTML widget for iBooks Author that will collect data in one part of the book then display it in another part of your...
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Exploring History: 10 Student- Designed DBQs

Exploring History: 10 Student- Designed DBQs | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it

Designed by my University of Portland pre-service social studies methods class. A great model for student publication

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I supplied the iBA template and my students turned their research projects into iBooks chapters. We put them all together and we published on iTunes. 98 pages filled with widgets and multimedia. Includes student reflections.

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Mark Gillingham's curator insight, January 16, 5:28 PM

Engage your students with an authentic writing project. 

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In-Book Photo Widget for iBooks Author is Here!

In-Book Photo Widget for iBooks Author is Here! | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
In-Book Photo Widget for iBooks Author is Here! http://t.co/mCZjyv8pTs
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Haven't tried it, but it looks like fun

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How to Submit Your iBooks Author E-Book to the iBookstore - For Dummies

How to Submit Your iBooks Author E-Book to the iBookstore - For Dummies | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
To distribute your e-books via the iBookstore, you need to set up a publisher account with Apple .
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And you can always download the Apple guide at https://itunesconnect.apple.com/docs/iTunesConnect_PublisherUserGuide.pdf

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iBooks Author: Creating Review questions with XML

iBooks Author can import XML files to create a Review widget.

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I'm not a big fan of review questions ... but if you are ..

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S. Lustenhouwer's curator insight, April 9, 4:32 PM

Learned something new again. 

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Add a Link to an Image in iBooks Author

One of the most glaring omissions in the first version of iBooks Author is the lack of a way to add a link to an image. There is a workaround though that mea...
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Here's an easy way to add a link to an image

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Producing Other eBook Formats for Kindle and Nook from iBooks Author - Fleeting Architecture

Producing Other eBook Formats for Kindle and Nook from iBooks Author - Fleeting Architecture | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
Having completed the publication process for Apple iTunes as an iBook, we wanted to provide the book in other formats for other tablets such as the Kindle and Nook.
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Haven't tried it - but it looks interesting

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iBA Tips and Tricks 01: Apple Support Communities

iBA Tips and Tricks 01: Apple Support Communities | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
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A great collection of iBA tips from KT at Apple support community

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How to create an HTML widget in iBooks Author

In this tutorial discover how to build an HTML widget in iBooks Author. Learn more at www.TheMacU.com.
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Video how to - Looks easy enough for me to use

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Tips for Motivating Student Writers with iBooks Author » Copy / Paste ...

Tips for Motivating Student Writers with iBooks Author » Copy / Paste ... | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
This post will offer a rationale for student publishing, some tips on managing the project as well as student reaction to working with iBooks Author. ... After a free account sign up, you'll find many other useful widgets there.
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iBooks Author Widget to Annotate/Markup Image or Text - YouTube

A slightly better version of the widget I posted about two weeks ago. This should be easier to make using Keynote. There are two versions: Landscape and Port...
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Free widget download and how to video. Creates widget to mark up text or image.

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iBooks Author resources site

iBooks Author resources site | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
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A very interesting collection of #iBooksAuthor resources by Steve Dickie

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Adding Glossary Terms with Images in #iBooksAuthor - YouTube

See how to quickly add glossary terms into iBooks Author and attach images to the terms so that they are visible in the study cards.
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How-to: Make accessible iBooks with iBooks Author

How-to: Make accessible iBooks with iBooks Author | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
How-to: Make accessible iBooks with iBooks Author
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Author's Note: I would like to thank Dr.

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Creating a synthetic speech widget from any text for iBooks Author

Creating a synthetic speech widget from any text for iBooks Author | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it

Here is a page from my course on iBooks Author on creating a synthetic speech widget from any text. The process uses one of the Mac's 'hidden treasures'…

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Working with Landscape and Portrait Orientation in iBooks Author

Working with Landscape and Portrait Orientation in iBooks Author | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
When you create your book in iBooks Author, one of the most important features to understand is Page Orientation.
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A useful guide to both layouts - good tips for making the selection and working in each format.

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How to view the contents of an iBook Author file - video demo

This is a slightly updated /higher resolution video demonstrating how to view the contents of an ibooks author file. Your Speakers are fine, there is no audio.

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This can be useful when uploading revisions to your iBook.

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Making ebooks in Pages 5.2: Here's what works now (and what still doesn't) - Macworld

Making ebooks in Pages 5.2: Here's what works now (and what still doesn't) - Macworld | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
Making ebooks in Pages 5.2: Here's what works now (and what still doesn't)
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Even before iBooks Author took the stage in 2012, Apple offered the average Mac user a way to build basic ebooks through its word-processing software, Pages.
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A bit off topic (Pages rather than iBooks Author). But I thought it was worth saving here. 

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Encoding for iBooks Author Webinar: Download Free Proof of Concept iBook

Encoding for iBooks Author Webinar: Download Free Proof of Concept iBook | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
Encoding for iBooks Author Webinar: Download Free Proof of Concept iBook http://t.co/CJBjCoP6Hb Learn to cut video file size by up to 93%
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IBooks Author's curator insight, March 19, 6:55 PM

Interesting approach to both webinar and book design

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Place an Image Across Multiple Pages in iBooks Author

Place an Image Across Multiple Pages in iBooks Author | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
Here's a quick, yet very useful tip, for those budding authors and publishers out there working with Apple's iBooks Author. Mike Watkinson shows how to effectively spread an image across two pages.
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I haven't tried it, but it should make for a cool effect

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The Table of Contents & Glossary in iBooks Author

This video explains how to work with the Table of Contents and create Glossary entries in iBooks Author.
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A quick and useful video guide.

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Experimenting With iBooks Author and Widgets | Mapbox

Experimenting With iBooks Author and Widgets | Mapbox | Publishing with iBooks Author | Scoop.it
One thing that I came across recently was Apple's iBooks Author app, which allows even non-developers to create multitouch-capable textbooks for the iPad. There are a number of templates and drop-in widgets like popups, ...
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Just signed up for MapBox. I think this may have some interesting uses in a new iBook I'm planning.

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