iBooks Author (iBA) is an e-book authoring application by Apple Inc. Books created with iBooks on: iBooks Author review”. ^ Apple modifies EULA for iBooks: Lays no claim to content, allows authors to distribute elsewhere. I’m getting tired of the vitriol about Apple’s iBooks Author EULA. If you don’t want to pay Apple’s 30 percent commission, there are other options. Apple on Friday updated the end user license agreement for iBooks Author, clarifying the restrictions on where the program’s output may be.
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A lot of people are up-in-arms over Apple’s license agreement for iBooks Author. It’s been called everything every superlative in the book from mind-bogglingly greedyto unprecedentedly audaciousto — my personal favorite — crazy evil.
Somehow I don’t think that the iBooks Author team got together and settled on “let’s be crazy evil” as their team slogan.
Apple Legal maybe, but not the developers. In case you’ve been living under a rock, iBooks Author is a Mac-only software tool that Apple released on January 19, that allows you to create content for iBooks. The rub is that it’s iPad-only and requires autgor to pays Apple’s standard, 30 percent commission when you sell works created with it. Here’s the smoking ibpoks portion of the 5-and-a-half page EULA found by clicking on the license agreement button in the about box:.
Distribution of your Work.
As a condition of this License and provided you are in compliance with its terms, your Work may be distributed as follows:. As Venomous Porridge notes, it’s trivial to save the document, install it on your iPad and open it in iBooks. By extension, it’s equally trivial to post the resulting.
I’m waiting for someone to test this to see how aggressively Apple will enforce it. Apple isn’t putting a gun auhtor author’s head and forcing them to jbooks iBooks Author. There are a raft of other eBook authoring tools that allow you to sell your work any way you want.
What you’re really paying for is the distribution system via iTunes. Apple has always charged a 30 percent commission on sales from iTunes, why would the iBookstore or Newsstand be any different?
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The other argument I hear against iBooks Author is that it’s not an open standard, or that it takes an open standard and adds proprietary extensions. The fact of the matter is that Apple invested the time and effort to build the tool and extend the standard. If you want the enhanced features available in iBooks Author, it’s going to cost your 30 percent. Ibkoks you ibooos to be stuck in the slow lane and wait for the standards bodies to catch up, by all means do so.
Apple’s clearly laid down the gauntlet with iBooks Author and its message is clear. If you want to produce books for the 1 selling iooks which could sell nearly 50 million units in aloneit’s going to cost you 30 percent. Google and Amazon were clearly caught flat-footed by Apple’s announcement and the silence is deafening.
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