Give your book a great beginning with templates.

No need to let the blank page scare you. Just start with a beautiful Apple-designed template. Choose from a variety of styles, like classic textbook, cookbook or photo book, in both landscape and portrait orientations. And you can choose from a variety 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 flow in text, graphics, films 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.

Customise with a click.

iBooks Author has everything you need to create a great-looking book. Add text, shapes, charts, tables and Multi-Touch widgets anywhere on the page with a single click. Style your text down to the letter with custom fonts, write elegant mathematical expressions using LaTeX or MathML, and add video or audio elements to liven up the read. It’s as easy as using a word processor, but powerful enough to take your page beyond the written word.

Add widgets. Add interest.

Widgets add Multi-Touch magic to books with 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 you can’t help interacting with. With iBooks Author, it’s easy to create a book that’s as 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 films and reviews — so even those with vision impairments can use them.

Get the word out.

When your book is just the way you want and you’re ready to publish, iBooks Author walks you through a step-by-step process to help you submit your book to iBook Store for purchase or free download. iBooks Author will even create a sample book for readers to preview, based on your chapter of choice. And to keep your work current, add updates by publishing new versions of your original title. iBooks will automatically notify your readers that there’s a new version of your book ready to download.

You can also export your book to share on iTunes U or to give to anyone with an iPad, iPhone or Mac.