“TUAW’s Erica Sadun and I are ebook publishers. Late last year, we started up an ebook publishing company — Sand Dune Books — and were fortunate to hit a publishing home run right off the bat with our book ‘Talking to Siri,'” Steven Sande reports for TUAW.
“Since we’re familiar with the tools used to create documents for publishing on both the Amazon Kindle bookstore and iBookstore, we were both curious to see what Apple was going to announce on Thursday,” Sande reports. “The free creation tool, iBooks Author, wasn’t a surprise to us, and now that I’ve had an opportunity to work with the app I thought I’d pass along my thoughts.”
Sande reports, “iBooks Author is designed for creating textbooks. If you’re thinking about using it for other types of books, you can — but understand that this app may not necessarily be the tool you’re looking for if you want to create and sell books on all ebook platforms. iBooks Author does a great job at what it’s designed for, and I think we’ll see a lot of incredibly interactive books hitting the iBookstore in the near future. Is it perfect? No. But for a first release of a new app, it’s pretty darned close.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.