Aptara is one of the mainstays in the publishing industry, so they will be at every industry event with exciting new content and demonstrations. At this year’s Digital Book World, alongside their presentation on the adoption of the new ePub3 and HTML 5 standards, Aptara was also showcasing the work they had already done using Apple’s latest innovation, iBooks Author.
The iBooks Author platform, announced last week alongside several other Apple offerings, is a full-compliment packaging platform for authors to take the content that they have written and form it into an interactive reading experience. Apple also released major news on digital textbooks when they launched iBooks Author, proving the inherent value in this type of platform.
Carmen Lamb and Jean Kaplansky from Aptara gave GoodEReader a run-down of the key features of this new program, as well as demonstrated a sample text that Aptara developed using the program. Aptara will be moderating a webinar on Thursday with McGraw-Hill to take a one-week look at the reactions so far to iBook Author and to discuss the possible applications of the program. Information on the webinar can be found HERE and the video demonstration from Aptara at Digital Book World can be found below.