Capillary [ebook or mobile App or elearning authoring both?] http://allogy.com/products/capillary/ Capillary - ebook maker or mobile App creator or elearning authoring tool
Capillary lets you create, publish, and update mobile learning programs.
The web-based Capillary content editor has an intuitive drag and drop interface that lets you create and publish engaging training programs in a matter of minutes. Use the Capillary mobile app to browse published content and download it to your device.
Capillary is the lightest approach to learning management that offers simplicity, scalability, and rigor.
Modeled on the Classical modes of learning, students are free to pursue their curiosity by working through materials at their own pace in exploratory ways. Teachers can assign content, and rely on the media itself to both deliver information and manage rote exercises and memorization. This frees the teacher to focus more deeply on evaluation, motivation, and higher order tasks like helping students apply theoretical knowledge in practical ways.
Book Creator Free http://bit.ly/1dezf34 The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.
Try it free to create your first book (with in-app purchase for unlimited books).
Liberio : lets you export your Google Documents into ePubs. http://liber.io/ Liberio : [Free] ... lets you export your Google Documents into ePubs.
liber.io integrates seamless with Google Drive. Any text-based document can be converted into an ePub - you are free to write your texts in Google Docs, import or sync Microsoft Word™ documents or use any other source, Google Drive can process.
liber.io imports (nearly) all features of your Google Drive documents: Text format, fonts and images are available to style your ePub. You can add a cover image and choose various options like generating an imprint etc.
liber.io produces ePubs compliant to the official standard: They are ready for eBooks stores like the iBook Store or Google Play Books. Share links on Facebook™, Twitter™ or GooglePlus™ directly from your liber.io.
Create Books On The iPad http://bit.ly/14pGvW0 8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad
Want to self-publish a novel? Get your classroom materials into the hands of others? Share your brilliant insight and call yourself an author? Then publishing on the iPad may be something worth considering.
eBook Creator iOS App [$3.99] http://bit.ly/13KbQUi eBook Creator iOS App [$3.99]
‘eBook Creator’ is the simplest and easiest ebook creation application. Its interface is designed for all ages and skill levels so that young kids are able to make ebooks using the app.
You can make good quality ebooks using the functions such as image brightness and contrast adjustment, voice recording, background musics, etc.
If you have printed books at home, the books can be transformed into ebooks on iPhone just in minutes. Record your voice reading pages, the app turns pages and play the recordings just like you do the same thing.
'eBook Creator' helps yours kids develop good “reading habit”. Furthermore, the kids will get to feel that reading books is pretty enjoyable if they record their own voices.
Mosaic : iPhone iPad App http://heymosaic.com/ Mosaic : iPhone iPad App to create a book of 20 photographs.
Creating a Mosaic is fast and easy — just tap. Quickly pick those great birthday or BBQ photos, flip through the stunning book preview, and order. It's that easy. Best of all, it's always with you so you can create wherever inspiration strikes.
Student Created Books in the iClassroom [iTunesU] https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/id600182444 Student Created Books in the iClassroom [Course in iTunesU]
This is an educational workshop focusing on the iPad and its many uses in the classroom.
Participants will explore and discover many ways to use the iPad as an instructional tool and also as a student-centered personal learning device. Participants will be required to familiarize themselves with a variety of book creation apps in order to integrate them into an instructional setting. Participants will create and share an "apptivity" using the apps listed within the course.
7write http://www.7write.com/ 7write – Write & Publish Your Book, Easily. An elegant cloud based writing app where with just 1 click you can create publish ready formatted books for Kindle, Apple iBookstore, Nook, Sony Reader and more.
With 1 click create publish ready formatted books for Kindle, Apple iBookstore, Nook, Sony Reader and more
Book Creator for iPad http://bit.ly/SanUoU Book Creator for iPad
The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. Amazingly simple App $4.99 .. recommended
Create e-Textbooks On An iPad http://edudemic.com/2012/09/students-create-e-textbooks-ipad/ How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad
Two of the most powerful apps on the iPad may be completely invisible: iBooks and the Camera Roll. However, when used together, they have the potential to create powerful learning experiences and dynamic projects.
Blurb http://www.blurb.com/ Blurb
Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the joy of books – reading them, making them, sharing them, and selling them.
So we put our minds together, and developed a creative publishing service simple and smart enough to make anyone an author – every blogger, cook, photographer, parent, traveler, poet, pet owner, marketer, everyone. (This means you.)
With Blurb, you’ll find all the tools you need to make your own photo book, whether you’re making a personalized wedding album, cookbook, baby book, travel photo book, or fundraising book. Count on bookstore-quality printing and binding, and a range of choices from Hardcover photobooks to Softcover paperbacks in an array of trim sizes. Use any of our free online book-making tools to create your own book. Learn how to publish a book and much more with our free how-to tips and tutorials or watch our two-minute BookSmart video and see how easy it is to make a coffee table photo book.
Independent Publishing with 'CreateSpace' https://www.createspace.com/ Independent Publishing with CreateSpace
Through our services, you can sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. We make it simple to distribute your books, music, and video through Internet retail outlets, your own website, and other bookstores (inc Amazon), retailers, libraries, and academic institutions.
This company is owned by Amazon.
Digital Books for Digital Kids http://digitalbooksfordigitalkids.wikispaces.com/ Digital Books for Digital Kids
Learn how you and your students can become published authors by creating your own digital books.
Participants will explore a wiki filled with a variety of resources that will allow them to create digital books using tools such as iBooks Author, Pages, and ePub Bud.
You will learn to create and share ePubs with just a few simple clicks.
110 Page Guide to Publishing With iBooks Author http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920025597.do 110 Page Guide to Publishing With iBooks Author
iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment. This book is intended to get you up and writing in iBooks Author.
List of Apple's iBook Author Tutorials http://bit.ly/HWWtMm List of Apple's iBook Author Tutorials
There are numerous sites that are now offering Tutorials and how-to guides for creating ebooks in iBook Author.
As teachers are now comfortable with the idea of creating their own e-textbooks more and more people are looking for resources to learn how to build touch enabled books that take full advantage of the iPad capabilities. Inserting video and high resolution photographs is one thing but how about inserting 3D manipulatives and models that are touch sensitive.
Here is a list of some of the resources online.
7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now http://bit.ly/HZ0rmf 7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now
We have identified seven reasons why you should consider adding iBooks Author to your knowledge base.
Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com Smashwords is an ebook publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers, agents and readers. We offer multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device.
For readers, Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. Once you register, the site offers useful tools for search, discovery and personal library-building. Each week we add new features based on feedback from members.
Vook http://vook.com Vook is an intuitive, start-to-finish publishing platform for creating exceptional eBooks.
A vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video and the power of the Internet into a single, complete story. You can read your book, watch videos that enhance the story and connect with authors and your friends through social media all on one screen, without switching between platforms
Booktype http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/ Booktype
The open source platform to write and publish print and digital books.
Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface.
Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.
MacBreak Weekly 283 (Podcast) http://twit.tv/show/macbreak-weekly/283 MacBreak Weekly Episode 283 : Jan 2012
This episode is almost entirely about Apple's iBook Authoring, iBooks Store and iTunes U ... a very balanced review ... pros and cons Recommended viewing
Calibre http://calibre-ebook.com Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories...
calibre can convert from a huge number of formats to a huge number of formats. It supports all the major e-book formats.
It can automatically detect/create book structure, like chapters and Table of Contents. It can insert the book metadata into a "Book Jacket" at the start of the book.
Calibre has a modular device driver design that makes adding support for different e-reader devices easy.
2Epub : File Conversions http://www.2epub.com/ 2Epub
2EPUB allows you to convert PDF, doc and other types of documents & books to ePub format, the standard format for ebooks, supported by almost every reading device including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Sony Reader, BeBook, Nook, Kobo (for Kindle use .mobi).
2EPUB can convert only those documents that were, intentionally or not, made suitable for automatic conversion. We appreciate your understanding and we work to make this tool better.
myebook http://www.myebook.com myebook aims to revolutionise the way we create, publish and share ebook content online. Built on a feature-rich social platform, complete with powerful, browser-based, builder software, and a slick reader environment, there's never been an easier way for anyone and everyone to 'get it out there'.
With myebook.com, we've made it possible for anyone to upload, or create from scratch, beautifully simple or adventurously complex page designs and covers online, in no time. What's more, you can publish your book with a single button and release it to the world before the (virtual) ink's dry! You can create as many publications as you want. And it's all free.
Microsoft Word Templates for EBooks http://bit.ly/vGGyYI Microsoft Word Templates for EBooks
I will assume that you are going to write your book in Microsoft Word, converting it to Adobe PDF to distribute it. To this end Microsoft Word templates can give you a head start by insuring that your EBook is laid out in a consistent and pleasing way.
ZappTek :: Legend Maker http://www.zapptek.com/legendmaker/ ZappTek :: Legend Maker
The easy way to create ePub and Kindle books!
Are you looking for an easy way to create ePub books for your iPad? Are you trying to make your books available for the Kindle? Are you spending too much time trying to properly format your books instead of focusing on writing? Legend Maker for Mac OS X takes all the hassle, confusion, and mystery out of creating perfectly formed ePub and Kindle books so you can do what you do best, write!
ePubBud http://www.epubbud.com/ ePubBud
Sell Your eBook | Create an eBook | Convert an eBook | Discuss ePub Bud | Digitize a Real Book | Sell Your eBook | ISBNs for just $5 | The ePub Bud Forum |
Get a unique ISBN number for each book title http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/us/application.asp Get a unique ISBN number for each book title you plan to release. Cost is $25 per ISBN
This is the only electronic ISBN Application form accepted by the U.S. ISBN Agency. This application is for a U.S. ISBN Publisher Prefix and is not for foreign publishers use (foreign publishers must apply to their own national agencies to obtain ISBNs).
Convert files To ePub and publish to Apple http://bit.ly/n5vcUt How to convert files To ePub and publish to Apple IiBookstore
Using the Kindle Previewer to Read Your eBook http://bit.ly/qSm6M8 Using the Kindle Previewer to Read Your eBook
Kindle Previewer is a tool which emulates how a book displays on the Kindle device and other Kindle enabled devices such as the iPad or iPod. Use it to view how your text will appear and to identify areas which may require further modification.
Using MobiPocket Creator to Build Your eBook http://bit.ly/oOhWW3 Using MobiPocket Creator to Build Your eBook
MobiPocket Creator is an application that will convert your Web Page, Filtered (htm and html) file into an eBbook.
Guide to building Kindle Books using Microsoft Word http://bit.ly/qE4QB9 This is a simplified guide to building Kindle Books using Microsoft Word, an application from the Microsoft Office Suite. You won't find confusing tech jargon or convoluted instructions in this guide, just the basics.
Word is a great tool to use because it's extremely easy to format. We suggest writing your book in Word or converting an existing source file into Word (.doc) format before continuing. Remember these important tips below to ensure an excellent eBook presentation.
Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book [video] http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_matas.html Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad -- with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with.
The book is "Our Choice," Al Gore's sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth."
Book Creator http://www.redjumper.net/bookcreator/ Book Creator Click for review
Book Creator is an app that “finally” allows to anyone to create a book by staying completely within the iPad environment. It is an app that takes the concept of transformative teaching and learning to heart. I can envision many more uses for teachers and students.
The app is super intuitive! I was working on a book for my 7 year old niece (who lives in Brazil) in no time. It took me about 30 minutes to put together a book for her, publish in iBooks and email the ePub file to my brother…to open it up on his iPad…. for my niece to read it.
Embedding videos in an eBook http://bit.ly/pJvklM "One of the coolest things about the EPUB eBook format is its ability to include "embedded" videos within the eBook which are playable directly. It is NOT necessary to have a "live" Internet connection to view these.
They do not stream. The videos play as part of the eBook. Together with images and hyperlinks, I think embedded videos truly make EPUB eBooks "21st century digital books!"
Sigil : multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor http://code.google.com/p/sigil/ Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor.
It is designed to edit books in ePub format.