Category: ‘Authoring Tools’

E-Book Authoring Tools

With Rich’s interest in e-book authoring, I went on a scouting expedition to see what is happening in this area. There is a new HTML5 authoring tool with the fun name of Red Staple.  Red Staple, which is web-based, offers a tool to create a standard ePub 2 book or ePub 3 book that includes audio and […]

Adobe Fundamentally Changes Economics of Publishing on iPad For Single Edition Content

Adobe Fundamentally Changes Economics of Publishing on iPad For Single Edition Content http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201110/100311AdobeDPSSingleEdition.html Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition allowing freelance designers and small design firms to publish interactive content created with Adobe InDesign® CS5.5 software on Apple iPad. With a breakthrough fee of just US$395 per application, Single Edition […]

New Alternatives to iBook Author

Wired Campus  reports on new textbook authoring tools — Booktype, “a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader,” and Inkling Habitat, a tool for publishing interactive content.  To read the full Wired Campus post  — 2 Platforms Offer Alternative to Apple’s Textbook Authoring Software As […]

Considering developing your own mobile resources?

ProfHacker looks at tools for developing your own mobile resources or having your students try it — Building Books for Mobile 

iBook Author and re-imagining the textbook

In a recent post on the blog e-Literate, Michael Feldstein looks at the integration between iTunes University and the new Apple  iBooks Author — Apple and Textbooks, Part 2:  Is There a Class in This Text?  Feldstein looks at iBook Author from the perspective of re-imagining the textbook.  If you were to re-imagine the textbook, would […]

Link to Courseload

In his EDUCAUSE presentation, Brad Wheeler notes that the eTexts initiative has adopted Courseload for its eReader and course material delivery (infrastructure).  See info at: http://www.courseload.com/  

Apple’s mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement

Taken from January 19, 2012 The Ed Bogg Report titled “Apple’s mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement:” Summary: Over the years, I have read hundreds of license agreements, looking for little gotchas and clear descriptions of rights. But I have never, ever seen a legal document like the one Apple has attached to its new […]

Apple’s New iBooks Won’t School College Bookstores Any Time Soon

Context… Apple’s New iBooks Won’t School College Bookstores Any Time Soon http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/01/apple-college-bookstores/

Apple announces iBooks textbooks for the iPad

Click below to learn more about Apple’s new authoring tool for creating textbooks with dynamic content (e.g. videos and animations) for the iPad: http://www.apple.com/education/ibooks-textbooks/