iBooks Author Elicits Mixed Reactions

Today I wrote a commentary on writers’ reactions to Apple’s new iBooks Author app. My article, “iBooks Author Elicits Mixed Reactions,” appears on MacMost.com. Please take a read and comment here or there.

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If you want to read more about the rumblings about iBooks Author, please see  below.

Background on iBooks Author and Controversy

  1. Apple Press Release on iBooks 2 for iPad and iBooks Author.
  2. Bott, Ed. “Apple’s mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement.” ZD Net, The Ed Bott Report, 1/19/12.
  3. Chatterjee,  Surojit. “Apple iBooks Author: Top 10 Limitations Despite Taking Sting Out of Book Creation.” International Business Times, 1/19/12.
  4. Rosenweig, Gary. “iBooks Author Overview.” MacMost, 1/23/12. (video)
  5. Smith, Dave. “Apple Kills the Textbook with iBooks 2, iBooks Author.” International Business Times, 1/19/12.
  6. Wineman, Dan. “The Unprecedented Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA.” Venomous Porridge, 1/19/12.

About ileneh

I am a Macintosh expert, writer and photographer. I have published many articles on Apple related products, but I cut my writer's teeth producing grants and market research reports when the Web was just something a spider made. I've also worked as a photographer, dancer and social worker. ilene's Machine was born in 2000 when I realized everything I did involved some kind of machine. First, my answering machine, next a Vic 20, then a Mac 128. Add a variety of Macintosh machines and iOS devices over the years and before you know it, you have reached ilene's Machine. Please leave a message!
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3 Responses to iBooks Author Elicits Mixed Reactions

  1. daryl wise says:

    Really like the reference links!


  2. ileneh says:

    I think self-publishing is just a nightmare in progress. Apple’s iBookstore probably offers better marketing than self-publishing could. It seems to be already published book authors that have the most problems with the iBooks Author licensing agreement.


  3. Vmarks says:

    And yet it’s a better deal for authors in terms of finances than traditional publishers give, or even self publishing houses like lulu offer.


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