Publishing with Book Creator
Publish to the iBooks Store, Google Play, YouTube and beyond.
Our 3-step guide to publishing to the iBooks Store
Book Creator ebooks are created using the international ePub standard, so you know they will be readable now and in the future. Book Creator books are optimized for easy publishing to the iBooks Store.
Why Book Creator was the perfect solution for my self-publishing project
What I learnt from publishing my first book to the Google Play Store
Frequently Asked Questions
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For starters how about:
- Children’s picture books
- Photo books
- Art books
- Cook books
The list goes on.
For long books that are predominately text such as novels it would be a big task to layout every page.
If you want to make this kind of ‘flowable text’ book, Book Creator is not the right app for you.
You might prefer to use applications like Apple’s Pages or iBooks Author. Or if you’re using a PC, Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign.
With an app you can do pretty much anything you can think of (fantastic), but with iBooks you get lots of reading related features for free (also fantastic!). Let’s take a look at what you get with an iBook:
- Page turning animations
- Background music
- Accessibility features
- Automatic table of contents
- Built in dictionary
- Page brightness adjuster
- Download of samples from iBooks Store
- Basic interactivity such as touchable areas
- Read aloud narration, and word highlighting (not currently supported by Book Creator)
If this pretty much covers what you need then it sounds like an iBook is right for your idea. And the good news is that it will probably be much simpler to make. Plus if you’re planning on selling your finished book it’s worth taking note of Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines, that are used to accept or reject apps:
“Apps that are simply a book should be submitted to the iBooks Store.”
Take a look at Apple’s FAQ for more information about submission to the iBooks Store.
Check out some of the books already published to the iBooks Store in our ‘Made with Book Creator’ Pinterest board.
Here’s our 3-step guide for publishing to the iBookstore.
If you submit your book to Apple’s iBooks Store you can choose at that time to add DRM to your book.
Book Creator outputs books using the international ePub standard so you can open the files on other e-readers that support ePub, but we can’t guarantee that the reading experience will be comparable to the iPad.