What’s New

Version 2.6.1

This update includes stability and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

baby_lamb ,

Easy to use

All the feautures are simple and easy to use. Why no word count though?

derren ,

Poor Software

This has the potential to be great in what it could do for books but the software, as has been stated eleswhere in reviews, is poor and out of date. If you’re used to using design packages like Adobe’s Creative Suite, iBooks Author will be a lesson in frustration. It also doesn’t offer that much in the ways of interaction - some pictures to swipe through, video’s, pop overs (though these are very limited and don’t allow you to place where the pop ups appear). It results in an 'interactve book’ (I use the term loosely) that feels and works like the internet from the 90’s.

It could be great, but it currently doesn’t reach it’s potential and feels a little negelected form a company who’s sole focus seems to be phones.

MarkIreland100 ,


A surprisingly out-of-date tool from Apple. It appears to have been neglected and is in sore need of a little attention. It has the look and feel of something from approx 2010. Several of the included templates are dissapointingly inflexible as they don’t allow a user to move pages or sections around. Don’t know who at Apple has responsibiity for this. Perhaps they have better things to do than to maintain what could be quite a helpful tool. Instead, iBooks Author has been allowed to stagnate. It may be ‘free’, but free need not equate to ‘frustrating’.
Very un-Apple like.


Apple Distribution International
414.3 MB

OS X 10.11 or later


English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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