Self-publishing is the fast taking track of the publishing industry; since the introduction of electronic books, different writers are quickly embracing the skill of making their books. If you are one of such a writer, and you are specifically targeting the iBook market, take this initiative to get a few useful tips and key guides on how to make your iBook.
An iBook is any electronic book supported by the Apple devices, i.e. Mac, iPad, and iPhone devices. There are millions of users of these gadgets, approximately 800 million; this means a large audience for content from different writers and different genres.
As a result of the increasing growing interest in eBooks, Apple developed a useful tool to enable different authors self-publish their work and upload them to readers. The iBooks Author the iBook making tool developed by Apple- is the best tool that an author can ever get for making books supported on Apple devices. Below are the steps involved in developing an iBook using the free tool (iBook authors);
Plan your iBook; after getting the right content for your audience, outline the chapters and sections you will include in your work, this will enable you to frequently check which section and chapter have been adequately covered in your work. There are various tools in place for doing this, an example being the OmniOutliner in the Mac device. The OmniOutliner allow iBook writers to switch around items automatically number their work.
As you plan your work, have it in mind that iBook Author allows for a lot of interactive media such as videos, and galleries. Know where to place such content if you want to have them implemented in your iBook.
Write a draft of your content; since iBooks Author is not a word processing tool like Word, it is advisable to write and draft of your iBook and revise it as much as possible to eliminate mistakes. After you are done with the drafting, you can then export your content to iBook Authors. Some useful tools for carrying out this process include Apple Pages and Scrivener. It is not advisable to start adding interactive media at this stage since you will waste time switching and moving them around later on in iBooks Author.
Create or choose your template in iBooks Author; iBooks Author has fifteen templates, you can choose any of the already designed available templates or create your template starting from scratch, it all depends on your taste.
Arrange your titles, chapters, and pages; since you might have already created a draft of your content, you can now start pasting them into the iBook Authors depending on your titles, chapters, and pages. If not, you can start typing in the different title, chapters, and pages.
Add multimedia widgets; instead of having pages and pages of texts, writers nowadays prefer to add galleries, animations, videos, and even audio to plain texts to spice up their work. Such interactive media boosts the understanding of the everyday texts. iBooks Authors has a platform that can enable you as a self-publisher add multiple widgets.
Edit your work; spend some considerable time proofreading your work to make sure it is up to the required standards and free of errors. You can also employ a few professional proofreaders to do the work for you.
Submit your book to iTunes; to finally sell your iBook; you have to submit it to iTunes. All you need to do is create an account with iTunes after which you will be in a position to present your book you, readers. The book will be available on iBookstore after it has been approved.