A few weeks ago, Apple revealed their plans for reinventing textbooks, which included a major update to iBooks for iOS, and a Mac app, iBooks Author. While our hands-on look at iBooks Author showed how easy it is to create content for iBooks, some may find its six templates to be a little lacking.
Hot on the heels of iBooks Author’s release, publisher Jumsoft released Book Palette ($2.99), which adds 10 new templates to iBooks Author, and that number is expected to grow with future updates.
Here is a description of Book Palette from Jumsoft:
With the new, revolutionary iBooks Author app, anyone can create and publish great Multi-Touch books for iPad, including you. Jumsoft swiftly offers you an enhanced experience in book creation with 10 beautiful templates for iBooks Author.
Each template included in the Book Palette app features an assortment of stylish and modern page layouts. You can use them as a starting point and go from there by typing or pasting your own text, adding or removing text boxes, and dropping images or other media.
Although the standard designs included in Book Palette are very polished, you are not expected to settle for default. Most objects in the templates can be easily reshaped, moved, or removed, and colors can be changed. Use a variety of pre-designed text styles or opt for fonts of your choice to format your text for the best effect.
The current templates included in the first version of Book Palette include: biology, cooking, decision making, dental hygiene, environmental design, interior design, IT strategy, managing change, and team building. Of course, these templates are customizable to your liking.
You can download Book Palette for $2.99 in the Mac App Store. Be sure to let us know in the comments how you like it.