Give your book a great beginning with templates.

You might want to begin with a blank page and let your imagination guide you. But if that’s a little intimidating, just start with a beautiful Apple-designed template. Choose from a variety of styles — like a classic textbook, cookbook or photo book — in both landscape and portrait orientations. And you can choose from a number of page layouts in each template, or create one of your own.

Building a book is as easy as dragging and dropping.

iBooks Author makes it simple to add text, graphics, movies and more, so your book looks exactly the way you want. Drag and drop a Pages or Microsoft Word document to the Book pane to add it as a new section. Then, when you drag and drop in images, your text automatically flows around them. You can even import Adobe InDesign and EPUB files, and edit them to perfection in iBooks Author.

Customise with a click.

iBooks Author has everything you need to create a great-looking book — beyond the written word. Add shapes, charts, tables, text and widgets anywhere on the page with a single click. Style your text down to the letter with customised fonts, write elegant mathematical expressions using LaTeX or MathML, and add video or audio elements to liven up the read.

Add widgets. Add interest.

Widgets add Multi-Touch magic to books on iPad and Mac. They bring your reader swipe-friendly photo galleries, animations that burst off the page, scrolling sidebars to linger over, pop-over widgets for an element of surprise, and engrossing 3D objects that are entertaining and interactive. And now widgets can be set to play automatically, offering your readers a fun surprise when they turn the page. With iBooks Author, it’s easy to create a book that’s as much fun to explore as it is to read.

Add beautiful, interactive elements to your book with just a few clicks. See all widgets

Accessibility built in.

iBooks Author lets you create books that people with disabilities can read and experience. The table of contents, glossary, widgets, main text and more are built to automatically take advantage of VoiceOver technology. Add accessibility descriptions to any widget or media — including movies and reviews — so those with vision impairments can use them.

Get the word out.

As you’re editing, use iBooks Author to preview your book on iPad or Mac. When you’re ready to publish, iBooks Author walks you through a step-by-step process to help you submit it to iBooks for purchase or free download. And to keep your work current, add updates by publishing new versions of your original title. iBooks will automatically notify your readers that a new version of your book is ready to download.

You can also export your book to share on iTunes U or to give to anyone with an iPad or Mac. Learn how to publish to iBooks