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Your one stop shop for all things iBooks Author related

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Get Published!

They say everyone has a book inside them but the dream of becoming a best selling author has, for most people, remained a dream. Until now. Now anyone can create, publish and sell their own ebook. All you need is an idea and a copy of iBooks Author.

Your Readers and Customers Expect More!

So you have your idea, you have your copy of iBooks Author and your have your Mac computer. What now? The world has changed. People’s expectations have changed. No longer is it acceptable to create a text-and-pictures based PDF and call it a book. Today’s customers expect much more.

iBooks Author has led that expectation change, giving you the ability to create books that include not only text and images but also video, audio, links to external Web resources, widgets for interactive 3-D models, self-assessment quizzes, and much, much more.

Stand Out From The Crowd

Sounds fantastic so far. But with ease-of-use and the fact that publishing an eBook is now within anyone’s reach, more than ever, YOUR eBook needs to stand out in what will most certainly become a crowded marketplace. That’s where iBooksAuthorTraining comes in.

Let Me Help YOU Get Published Today!

My unique training programme will help you to turn your publishing dreams and ideas into reality. Not only will I teach you the basics of iBooks Author, I’ll also cover a whole range of tips & tricks that most people never even knew existed.

Video-Based Training – Learn at Your Own Pace

The training consists of 9 video recordings from 9 live online training sessions that covered virtually every facet of iBooks Author. Each training session was over an hour in duration and you get the entire training session – that’s almost ELEVEN HOURS of quality tuition on iBooks Author!

Plus, if you choose the Gold or Platinum Subscription Plan (see below for more about the different Subscription Plans), you’ll get a further 2.5 hours of video in the form of the recordings of the Q&A sessions that followed each training session.

What Does The Training Cover?

  • Video 1: iBooks Author – The Future of Learning
  • Video 2: Creating iBooks Author Templates
  • Video 3: Creating Photobooks with iBooks Author
  • Video 4: Create an Interactive Adventure in Keynote
  • Video 5: Create HTML5 with Hype
  • Video 6: Working with Data in iBooks Author
  • Video 7: Creating Interactive Content for iBooks Author
  • Video 8: Designing a Training Manual in iBooks Author
  • Video 9: iBooks Author – Mobile Learning Redefined

iBooks Author – The Future of Learning

This first video of the series gives a complete overview of the process of creating an interactive book using iBooks Author. The book used as a case study during the webinar, which is almost 100 pages, is available as a free download.

The webinar was over 1 hour and 20 minutes long and topics covered include:

  • Slide introduction
  • Demo of MacBites iBook in iBooks Author
  • Demo of MacBites iBook on an iPad
  • Getting started
  • Creating a Section
  • Adding an audio file
  • Adding a Keynote presentation
  • Adding a video
  • Adding an interactive image
  • Adding a review (quiz)
  • Working with templates
  • Previewing on an iPad

Creating iBooks Author Templates

This video addressed how to customize the included templates and build your own templates from scratch using iBooks Author.

The webinar lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes and covered the following topics:

  • Template theory
  • Templates included with iBooks Author
  • Third Party Templates
  • Custom built Templates
  • Working with Cover Pages
  • Working with Intro Media
  • Working with layouts
  • Changing page backgrounds
  • Creating new page types
  • Making Template elements editable
  • Saving a file as a Template
  • Making a new file based on a custom Template
  • Sharing a Template

Creating Photobooks with iBooks Author

The Creating Photobooks in iBooks Author webinar demonstrated features useful in the creation of Photobooks with iBooks Author.

The webinar lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes and covered the following topics:

  • Managing Text Flow
  • Designing for Photos
  • Page Backgrounds
  • Gradient Backgrounds
  • ColorSchemer Studio for Colour Management
  • Advanced Image Framing
  • Using Images as Backgrounds
  • Creating a Reusable Layout
  • Styles
  • Creating a Double Page Spread
  • Creating Striking Images – Instant App
  • Exporting Your Photobook
  • Additional Templates

Create an Interactive Adventure in Keynote

Keynote is capable of much more than creating standard click to run presentations. In Create an Interactive Adventure in Keynote I demonstrate how to create interactive presentations that can be incorporated in to any iBook you create.

The demonstration included how to create iBooks Author Zoo a fully immersive and embeddable presentation and followed this by creating a 3D Timeline in Keynote.

The webinar lasted 1 hour and 4 minutes and covered the following topics:

  • Basic Hyperlink Navigation
  • Advanced Hyperlink Navigation
  • Controlling Presentation Navigation
  • Previewing the Embedded Presentation
  • Proof Copies v. Exported iBooks
  • Creating a 3D Timeline
  • Exporting a 3D Timeline
  • Adding a 3D Timeline to iBooks Author
  • Previewing a 3D Timeline on an iPad

Create HTML5 with Hype

One of the most flexible widget types in iBooks Author is the HTML5 widget. Hype is an independent application that allows you to easily create HTML5 content and exports that HTML5 as preformatted iBooks Author widgets.

The webinar which lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes and covered the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Hype Interface
  • Creating Basic Animation in Hype
  • Working with Shapes
  • Working with Text
  • Working with Images
  • Creating an Animated Advert
  • Previewing in a Browser
  • Creating a Photo Album
  • Adding Conditional Logic
  • Working with Video
  • Creating a Video Jukebox
  • Creating an iBooks Author Widget
  • Previewing on an iPad

Working with Data in iBooks Author

iBooks Author is perfect for presenting complex data in a range of easy to comprehend formats. In Working with Data in iBooks Author I demonstrate how to create stunning tables, charts, graphs and timelines that can be incorporated in to any iBook you create.

The webinar lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes and covered the following topics:

  • Basic Tables
  • Advanced Tables
  • Keynote Tables
  • Numbers Tables
  • Basic Charts
  • Linking to Numbers Charts
  • OmniGraphSketcher
  • Interactive Images
  • Displaying Data in Timelines
  • Previewing Data on an iPad

Creating Interactive Content for iBooks Author

This video covers how to create interactive elements that can be incorporated in to any iBook you create. The range of content covered is extensive, as demonstrated by the list of areas covered.

The webinar lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes covered the following topics:

  • Adding 3D Content
  • Sourcing 3D Content
  • Adding a Photo Gallery
  • Adding a Google Map
  • Adding an Interactive Map
  • Adding an Interactive Adventure with Keynote
  • Adding a Twitter Feed
  • Adding a Streaming Video
  • Creating a Dashcode Widget
  • Adding an Interactive Puzzle

Designing a Training Manual in iBooks Author

Design a Training Manual in iBooks Author covers the key features of iBooks Author that facilitate the creation of the next generation of training materials.

The webinar lasted 1 hour 12 minutes and covered the following topics:

  • Working with Templates
  • Meta Information
  • Repurposing Training Materials
  • Importing Word DOCX Files
  • Manually Correcting Imported Text
  • Styles
  • Tables
  • Charts
  • Live Linking to Numbers Data
  • Inserting Audio Files
  • Inserting Video Files
  • Customizing Labels
  • Working with Interactive Images
  • Creating Image Galleries
  • Inserting Keynote Presentations
  • Using Class Widgets
  • Working with Review Questions
  • Adding a Timeline
  • Previewing on an iPad

iBooks Author – Mobile Learning Redefined

Mobile learning has became an integral part of any contemporary learning programme. This raises the question of how immersive, engaging and informative content can be created for mobile in a timely way, preferably leveraging existing skills.

This webinar addresses how an iBook can be used effectively in training and education as well as providing an overview of the creation process.

The webinar lasted just under 60 minutes and covered the following topics:

  • Slide introduction
  • Previewing iBooks on an iPad
  • Structure of an iBook
  • Creating a Chapter
  • Creating a Section
  • Adding an audio file
  • Adding a Keynote presentation
  • Adding a video
  • Adding an interactive image
  • Adding a review (quiz)
  • Previewing on an iPad

One-to-One Training

If you are the type of person who “learns by doing”, who needs to talk to a real person as you learn or who has specific iBooks Author-related requirements or questions, the Platinum Plan is for you!

The Platinum Plan comes with 3 HOURS of 1:1 live training with me. The training will be delivered via the Internet (using Skype or a similar technology) so you won’t have to spend any time or money on travel.

You won’t have to share your training session with anyone else who may be faster/slower than you, and you’ll get 100% of my attention for the duration of the session.

You have one full year from the time you purchase (or upgrade to) the Platinum Plan to complete the 3 hours of 1:1 training, so there’s absolutely no rush at all. You can take your time, and “do-as-you-learn”, and even create your eBook as we do the calls. You don’t even have to take your training all at once, for example you could schedule 3 x 1 hour sessions at 1 hour per week or any other interval that suits you.

Bonus Video!

With OS X Mavericks, the next-generation operating system for the Mac, there began a new chapter in the iBooks story. Now the books you’ve already downloaded on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch will automatically appear in iBooks on your Mac. Whether you’re reading, searching, taking notes or adding bookmarks, iCloud syncs everything across all your devices.

I delivered a live online training session outlining all that iBooks on the desktop can do and the recording is available to Gold and Platinum Plan subscribers ONLY

Questions?

How is the Video Delivered?

The training videos are streamed through your web browser (via the iBooksAuthorTraining.co.uk website) using the dedicated iBooksAuthorTraining web-based video player

Is the video compatible with mobile devices?

The web-based video player is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Android devices and Windows mobile devices.

Can I Download the Training for Offline Viewing?

With the Gold and Platinum Plans you can stream the videos but you can also download HD versions so you can watch them any time, any place, anywhere – without an Internet connection

Are the downloadable videos compatible with mobile devices?

The downloadable videos can be viewed on Windows, Mac, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Android devices and Windows mobile devices

Can I upgrade to a different plan at any time?

Absolutely – you simply pay the difference between your current plan and the plan you wish to upgrade to!

Do I have to pay monthly or annually?

You pay a ONE-OFF fee, you have lifetime access to the streaming videos.

If you purchase (or upgrade to) the Gold or Platinum Plans, you can download the videos as many times as you like, whenever you like – again lifetime access!

Still have questions?

Please contact me via the contact form

I’m so confident of the quality of the training delivery and the amount of content that I’ve included for the price that I’m offering an unconditional, NO-question-asked 30-day money back guarantee.

If for whatever reason my training programme does not satisfy you in any way, simply contact me within 30 days from your purchase and I’ll refund you right away!

So, if for any reason you’re not happy, you can get your money back within 30 days. Simply contact me. No monkey business. I will always refund your money. Give it a try…
You have nothing to lose!

Silver

$97
  • 11 hours of streaming HD video training sessions
  • 11 hours of downloadable HD video based trainings
  • 2.5 hours of down able video from Q&A sessions
  • Bonus video: iBooks on OS X
  • 3 hours of custom personal 1:1 training
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Platinum

$397
  • 11 hours of streaming HD video training sessions
  • 11 hours of downloadable HD video based trainings
  • 2.5 hours of down able video from Q&A sessions
  • Bonus video: iBooks on OS X
  • 3 hours of custom personal 1:1 training
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