iBooks self-publishing easier with ePUB iWork upgrade

Aug 27, 2010

Apple is quietly making a push for self-publishing authors, adding native ePUB support to the latest version of its iWork suite of office apps.  Pages 4.0.4 now allows writers to save their masterpieces as ePUB files, the same format that the company uses for its iBooks ereader app on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Meanwhile a new support document from the company details best practice for ePUB files, complete with sample documents that can be used as templates.  The update follows on from Apple opening up the iBook Store to self-publishing authors, back in late May, where one of the main criteria for inclusion was that the ebook must be in ePUB format.

[via CNET]

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