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dathersmith
27 Jan 2013 - 7:59 PM

Over Christmas with the weather being poor I decided to have a go at producing an eBook for my iPad using iBooks Author. The book uses my images from last years holiday to Tuscany and includes information about how I went about capturing them. This was more of an experiment for me in creating a book but I have now published it as a free download to the iBookstore and would love some feedback if anyone has an iPad and can be bothered to take a look.

The book is titled "Holiday Travel Photography" and can be downloaded here.

Thanks.

Darren.

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96309 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 8:08 PM

The front cover looks good on the iTunes store but as I do not have an iPad I cannot download it.

Coast
Coast Critique Team 61169 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 8:32 PM

To be fair I haven't read it cover to cover but speed read it and took in all the photos.

For a first attempt at a book I say well done. It was an easy read with lots of tips and thoughtful reminders. Some lovely photos in there with a mix of holiday snaps, holiday record shots and quality images that would sit well in any travel magazine. I felt it captured the essence of holiday travel photography for the keen amateur/novice.

Good layout and I liked the scroll feature to go through a number of photos within the same text page. If you managed that as a bit of a whim and holiday project then think what you could do with a pre-planned project and taking your time over it. Good work.

steve_p
steve_p  91098 forum posts England
27 Jan 2013 - 8:50 PM

Excellent work, quite inspiring really! I think the previous post sums it up nicely.

ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 8:50 PM

Hi Darren
I have just downloaded the book and had a look through it and congratulations on producing
a great iBook.The layout is very good and easy on the eye to navigate through,the photos are
Excellent especially your last landscape (I felt like I could jump through my iPad screen).
The book is vey informative along with telling the story of the holiday.
I am looking forward to reading all of the book and look forward to any other books you decide to create.
Regards Adrian

dathersmith
27 Jan 2013 - 9:07 PM

Thanks a lot guys really appreciate you taking the time to have a look and obviously your comments are encouraging, I may even produce another one this year Grin

For anyone with a Mac and an iPad I can say that the free iBooks Author App makes creating a book like this quite easy.

Thanks again.

Darren.

paulcookphotography

Just wish they would create a Windows based iBook Author (or similar) for all of us who have iPads, but windows PCs/laptops

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315393 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 9:50 PM

Magcloud ?

http://www.magcloud.com/create
http://www.magcloud.com/learn

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 27 Jan 2013 - 10:00 PM
paulcookphotography


Quote: Magcloud ?

http://www.magcloud.com/create

http://www.magcloud.com/learn

Cheers Paul.

I havent checked out MagCloud before, so will have a nosey

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315393 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 10:15 PM

There are free mags to download as well Smile

Here`s one

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/444217

samueldilworth
27 Jan 2013 - 10:16 PM

So if we donít have an iPad we canít see your book, is that right? Would PDF not be a better bet?

dathersmith
27 Jan 2013 - 10:22 PM

Yes your right, an oversight maybe but as I said this was not a commercial exercise and so I was happy with it being iPad only sorry. The multimedia aspects available to you in an ebook such as slideshows, video etc prevent it working as a pdf and as much as I don't really like reading electronic books generally, I do think for photography they present some great benefits.

Darren.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315393 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 10:39 PM

So you have to install Itunes to see it.

dathersmith
27 Jan 2013 - 10:42 PM

You view it in iBooks on the iPad Paul.

Darren.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315393 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 10:46 PM

Yeh I was trying to get it to Calibre on my Pc.

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