Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC
Apple Apple's education event just ended, and just as Ars Technica said, Apple announced better support for textbooks, as well as a textbook authoring tool. The textbook authoring tool is heavily inspired by Keynote and Pages, and hence, I already know it's going to be top-notch and very pleasant to use. In addition, the company also repositioned iTunes U as a Blackboard competitor. As great as all these new tools are, several large red flags went up in my mind: I remember what it was like being the only student who didn't use Windows. Update: "Any e-textbook author that wants access to the iPad-toting masses must make his or her work an exclusive to iBooks 2."
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RE[4]: I sympathise but..
by Tony Swash on Fri 20th Jan 2012 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I sympathise but.."
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But if you use iBooks Author, you must distribute through the iBooks store if you want to make money off of it.

Just a quick addendum to that statement; you can also distribute iBook Author produced books outside of the iTunes store, via downloads from a web site for example or via email, whatever, as long as they are free.

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