make: books – creating books for your iPad

With the news this week that in the US, Amazon now sells more eBooks than paperbacks, it was appropriate that this session showcased some of the work being done in OUCS to create our own eBooks.

Sebastian Rahtz gave an overview of the structure of eBooks, and some of the software that can be used to produce them. Full details can be seen on Sebastian’s slides.

Sebastian demonstrated a number of the eBooks on an iPad2 and a Kindle. One of the features of the new iPad2 is that it can be connected to a data projector, which – as far as I know – a Kindle can’t be. So to demonstrate eBooks on a Kindle to the audience, Sebastian used the iPad2’s camera!

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