Guest post by Bob Baker of TheBuzzFactor. Apple caused a stir some weeks ago when it launched iBooks Author, a new free app that indie authors and book publishers can use to create multimedia ebooks for the iPad.
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iTunes 10.5.3 allows you to sync interactive iBooks textbooks to your iPad. These Multi-Touch textbooks are available for purchase from the iTunes Store on your Mac or from the iBookstore included with iBooks 2 on your iPad.
You can fit many more books in an iPad than you could in the trunk of your car. Being able to download updates to a book is definitely a great advantage over a hard cover book. But Apple managed to make this process incredibly painful, at least in their explanation of how do it.
For an author, self-publishing makes a lot of sense. You can skip the tedious part (the years of rejection slips and will-they won't-they wavering while the manuscript sits on a desk somewhere getting dusty) and jump straight to publication.
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