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DemiBooks (free)
  • Create your own book apps with realistic physics, animation, sounds and visual effects.
  • Share your stories with your friends via Composer or use our PrintShop web service to publish your book app back to the App Store!
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Creative Book Builder ($3.99)
  • Creative Book Builder enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes on the go.
  • All published ebooks can be read by any ePub reader including iBooks.
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Book Creator ($6.99)
  • 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.
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eBook Creator ($3.99)
  • If you have printed books at home, the books can be transformed into ebooks on iPhone/iPad just in minutes. Record your voice reading pages, the app turns pages and plays the recordings.
  • With ‘eBook Creator’, you can make various things such as ebooks, photo albums, kids' art albums, scrapbooks, and so on as per your needs.
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eBook Magic ($3.99)
  • iPad users now have the ability to easily create and export their own custom photo books directly from their iPad.
  • With eBook Magic’s easy-to-use interface, users can quickly place photos on pages, add text, and share with their friends in minutes.
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Build a Story ($3.99)
  • Dozens of Themes & Pages. Hundreds of Characters. And, the ability to write and save all your stories.
  • BUILD A STORY lets kids create and write, keep, read and share their own personalized storybooks
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Moglue

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Creating an ePub Book Using Pages

Moglue software for PC that makes creaing an ebook possible.

Here's a template for creating a book in Pages. This in Google Docs. You will not be able to preview it in Google Docs but you will be able to download it.

Instructions for creating an ePub in Pages.

Download the template for creating an ePub book in Pages. The purpose of using this template is that the Table of Contents (TOC) is already created and linked to the chapter titles. When you change the name of the title on a page, it will automatically change the title in the TOC. Otherwise, learn from the following video how to create a TOC in Pages and create your own book rather than follow a template.


blyant.gifName the Chapters:
If you want your chapters to be titled something other than Chapter One, Chapter Two, etc., highlight each chapter on each page and name it what you want. When you finish go back to the TOC and click on any text. The new chapter titles will automatically show up.

blyant.gifTo add more pages with the automatic links to the TOC:

Copy the title of the last chapter. Then hit return after the title until you get a new page.
Then paste. Change the text to your new chapter title. Now go back to the Table of Contents and click on the text. The TOC will update.

blyant.gifAdding Multimedia:

iTunes music or audio file: use the media button in Pages and choose audio. Select iTunes and drag a song, audio file, sound effect, right onto the page. Please use copyright free music. Garage Band is loaded with a variety of jingles, stingers, and sound effects that can also be used in your ePub.
blyant.gifMovies: click on the media button and choose movies. Select a movie and drag it onto your page. For movies to work in the ePub they must be in MV4 format.
blyant.gifPhotos: click on the media button and choose photos. Select a photo from your Photo Booth or iPhoto. Drag it onto your page. You might want to use pictures from the Internet too. You can just drag them onto your page.
Now make sure that your photos, audio, and movies are all inline graphics or they won’t work. So click on each one, go to the Inspector and choose Wrap - which is the 3rd icon. Click on inline. Below that you will see some options for wrapping the text around your object. Choose whichever format works for you!
blyant.gifSaving this document:
Go to File/Save As and name it what you want and save it where you want. Then go to File (or Share) and select export to save it as an ePub. Drag your ePub into iTunes. It will put it in your books. If you try to open your ePub on your laptop nothing will happen. An epub is a format for the iPad only. You’ve just put it in an ePub format so that you can sync it to your ipad.
blyant.gifSyncing to your iPad:
First - in iTunes, go to your preferences (under iTunes in the upper left hand corner) and choose Devices. Check Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically. Now connect your iPad to your laptop. In iTunes, click on the iPad and choose the Summary tab. Make sure you have manually manage checked. Now in your iTunes books, click and drag this book onto your ipad (under devices). That’s it!
blyant.gifViewing this book on your iPad:
Go to iBooks. Make sure you’re on books in collections (not PDF’s). Your book should now be on the shelf!


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clip_art_pencil_01.jpg Open Keynote, (PowerPoint, Word, Pages, Comic Life or anything that you will be able to save as a PDF).
clip_art_pencil_01.jpgChoose a cool background and add your text to each slide. Each slide will become a page in your book so you can add a lot of text. This is much like creating a Keynote presentation, however, since it will be viewed as a book you want the text smaller. A PDF book is not a multimedia book like the ePub so you won't be adding videos or sound files but you can add photos. When you finish go to File/Save and name your Keynote and place it in your documents.

clip_art_pencil_01.jpgNext you're going to Export the Keynote to a PDF. Either go to File/Export or to Share/Export. Save as PDF.
clip_art_pencil_01.jpgDrag the PDF into your iTunes library. It will automatically go into your books.
clip_art_pencil_01.jpgNow sync following the instructions above.

Viewing this book on your iPad:
clip_art_pencil_01.jpgGo to iBooks. This time make sure you’re on PDF's in collections and not books. Your book should now be on the shelf!
Here's an update to my Recipe Book!

For the most part I do not enjoy cooking! But it's been kind of fun adding some simple recipes into this book. My children, ages 20 - 25, are enjoying it! My purpose in sharing it with you is to show you what you can do!