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01/22/2012

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Jheri

I have a Kindle and an iPad. For textbooks I think the iPad size is much better. Kindles are ok replacements for novels, but textbooks need to be bigger. I wonder if this is a reason why Apple is pushing texts?

Daniel Klein

As an Apple Trainer at an Apple Retail store, I jumped onto iBooks Author as fast as I could. Funny thing is that as of a week after the launch, we did not have a copy of it on any of our machines - neither on the sales floor or back of house. So I had to do it on my own. I'm an expert at Keynote and Pages and what I've discovered about Author is that if you're going to get creative with your template at all, do everything in the layout masters first. Because between the vertical, horizontal, and iPad version, things can get wonky quick! I found that if I set up the layout masters first, with headers, setting up the fonts and sizes I want, how I want images to appear, etc., that things went much better when I actually brought content in.

Just my two cents. Excellent blog, Steven!

Daniel Klein

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