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Mac Format - - CONTENTS -

Pages is a fan­tas­tic pro­gram used to cre­ate vis­ually ap­peal­ing doc­u­ments. But many might not re­alise how ver­sa­tile Pages is. It can also be used to cre­ate dig­i­tal books for the iBooks app, and sold on the iBooks Store.

This con­ver­sion from Pages to iBooks is done via the ePub file for­mat, which is used for dig­i­tal books on Ap­ple’s iBooks app on both OS X and iOS. With Pages for OS X you can ex­port a text doc­u­ment straight into ePub, and im­port it di­rectly into iBooks for OS X.

Pages has fea­tured some form of ePub ex­port since 2010, but un­til re­cently it was cum­ber­some. Each new edi­tion has im­proved the ex­port­ing process and with Pages 5.2 it’s now as easy to cre­ate a dig­i­tal book as it is to print a doc­u­ment.

There are a lot of fan­tas­tic dig­i­tal books on­line, all free, but they’re de­liv­ered in a range of for­mats, of­ten plain text or Mi­crosoft Word doc­u­ments. Con­vert­ing them to ePub en­ables you to read them in iBooks (which only ac­cepts ePub and PDF file for­mats).

For those look­ing to self-pub­lish, in Pages you can add Retina dis­playqual­ity images, chap­ters, head­ings, cus­tom art­work, even video clips. Pages turns it into an ePub you can share, even sell on Ap­ple’s iBooks Store. Let’s get cre­at­ing… Lucy Hat­ter­s­ley

You can add Retina dis­play-qual­ity images, cus­tom art­work, even video

Write an ebook, give it a pro­fes­sional ap­pear­ance in Pages, then try to sell it in the iBooks Store.

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